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Teaching Materials Center: Folklore and Traditional Tales

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, or fairy tale in combination with a geographic region or ethnic identity.

Fables, Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Traditional Tales by Region

Fables, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales by Popular Title

 Some Examples:

  • Aesop's Fables
  • Billy Goats Gruff
  • Brothers Grimm
  • Cinderella
  • Elves and Shoemaker
  • Emperor's New Clothes
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • House that Jack Built
  • Jack and Beanstalk 
  • Little Red Hen
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Princess and the Pea
  • Snow White
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Three Little Pigs

All variations of the Cinderella tale will have the same call number: 398.2 CIN and will be next to each other on the shelf. Click on an image to open the catalog record.

All variations of the Goldilocks tale will have same call number: 398.24 GOL, and will be next to each other on the shelf.

All variations of Jack and the Beanstalk will have the same call number: 398.21 JAC, and will be next to each other on the shelf.

All variations of "Little Red Riding Hood," in addition to several other sections of famous works by the Brother's Grimm,  will have the same call number of 398.2 GRI.

Search for books with the keyword "nursery rhymes" or browse the 398.8 section of the TMC stacks.

All variations of "The Princess and the Pea," in addition to several other sections of famous work by Hans Christian Andersen,  will have the same call number of 398.2 AND.

All variations of the "Rapunzel" tale, in addition to several other sections of famous works by the Brother's Grimm, will have the same call number of 398.2 GRI.

All variations of the Three Billy Goats Gruff will have the same call number: 398.24 THR, and will be next to each other on the shelf.

All variations of the The Three Little Pigs will have the same call number: 398.24 THR, and will be next to each other on the shelf.

There will be a section on "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" in addition to several other sections of famous works by the Brother's Grimm-- all of which will have the same call number of 398.2 GRI.

Nursery Rhymes