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Teaching Materials Center

This guide is starting point for anyone seeking to learn about the resources available in the Teaching Materials Center. This includes: what general resources are available, how to find specific resources, and how to access materials.

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

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

Teaching and Learning Librarian

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