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Teaching and Learning

This guide is starting point for all students majoring in or taking classes within the School of Teaching & Learning. This guide will help you with all aspects of your projects and research.

Finding Regional Folklore and Traditional Tales

The TMC Nonfiction collection contains traditional tales from around the world, and can be browsed by walking through the 398.2 call number range.

Some effective keywords to use while searching the catalog are:

  • tale*
  • folktale*
  • retell*
  • trickster
  • folklore
  • legend
  • myth
  • tall tale
  • fairy tale

Consider combining these with another keyword for a specific geographic region or ethnic identity.

Examples of Regional Fables, Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Traditional Tales

Koi and the Kola Nuts
New Clothes for New Year's Day
All the Way to Lhasa
Grandma and the Great Gourd
The Coyote under the Table (El Coyote Debajo de la Mesa)
In the Moonlight Mist
The Dancing Pig
Brave Margaret
The Firebird
Stories from the Billabong
Riding a Donkey Backwards
Un Lazo a la Luna
I Am Tama, Lucky Cat
The Biggest Frog in Australia
Papa Gatto
Rabbit's Gift
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams
The Eagle and the Rainbow
Zomo the Rabbit
The Storyteller
Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India

Teaching and Learning Librarian

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Caitlin Stewart
Milner Library: Office 614C
(309) 438 - 3442