Not So Grimm Fairytales
May 16, 2012 8:43 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend books of fairy tales, folklore, or myths, that are not
posted by instead of three wishes to education (26 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
Let's say you had a budget that would cover a few new books, and you wanted some enjoyable, readable books on legends and myths from countries other than those typically encountered in the U.S. No need to rehash Greek & Roman legend, or European fairy tales. Asian or Japanese fairy tales and folklore would be great, or any other country that falls outside of what a student might generally be exposed to in the course of an American education. The books could be about the legends, or the actual story, or both.
What would be the top three books you would recommend to someone starting from zero knowledge, who doesn't want something too dusty or academic to enjoy?