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The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners
The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants
Written by Wolf D. Storl
Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-358-8 (1-58394-358-7)

Traditional herbalists or wise women were not only good botanists or pharmacologists; they were also shamanic practitioners and keepers of occult knowledge about the powerful properties of plants. Traveling back to the healing arts of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners takes readers... Read more >
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Ghost Towns
Lost Cities of the Old West
Written by Clint Thomsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1085-8 (0-7478-1085-0)

Tombstone, Bodie, St. Elmo, Silver City. These are some of the enduring legends of the Old West- ghost towns and mining camps that dot America’s landscape and color the history of the country. Literally thousands of ghost towns are scattered throughout the West, with some states boasting hundreds of these abandoned... Read more >
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Japanese Tales

Written by Royall Tyler


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71451-1 (0-375-71451-0)

Here are two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan, tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints and scoundrels, ghosts and magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the... Read more >
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The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Written by Marie-Louise Von Franz


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 9, 1996
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-526-7 (0-87773-526-3)

Of the various types of mythological literature, fairy tales are the simplest and purest expression of the collective unconscious and thus offers the clearest understanding of the basic patters of the human psyche. Perhaps the foremost authority on the psychological interpretation of fairy tales is Marie-Louise von Franz. In this book... Read more >

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Six Myths of Our Time
Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts, and More
Written by Marina Warner


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75924-9 (0-679-75924-7)

In these six essays, adapted from the BBC's Reith Lectures, Warner explores the ancient underpinnings of many current cultural debates. Linking Frankenstein to video games and Shakespeare's Caliban to Hannibal Lecter; examining Jurassic Park as a work of covert misogynist propaganda; and tracing the influence of Aeschylus and the brothers Grimm... Read more >

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The Magic Orange Tree
and Other Haitian Folktales
Written by Diane Wolkstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1077-4 (0-8052-1077-6)

With a new Preface by Diane Wolkstein, and a new Foreword by Edwidge Danticat. This volume collects twenty-seven Haitian folktales and songs.  Wolkstein traveled the Haitian countryside in search of stories, then harvested a rich collection of tales, each of which is illuminated by introductory notes. From orange trees growing at the... Read more >

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Preface by Paul Muldoon
Edited by William Butler Yeats


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6855-2 (0-8129-6855-7)

Gathered by the renowned Irish poet, playwright, and essayist William Butler Yeats, the sixty-five tales and poems in this delightful collection uniquely capture the rich heritage of the Celtic imagination. Filled with legends of village ghosts, fairies, demons, witches, priests, and saints, these stories evoke both tender pathos and lighthearted mirth... Read more >
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Favorite Folktales from Around the World

Written by Jane Yolen


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 1988
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75188-7 (0-394-75188-4)

This book is an inexhaustible source of folkloric delights: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen.

"Most of the great human themes, from storytelling itself through love, wisdom, and death, are covered in this dazzling collection of tales.... A delight for all readers."--Library Journal Read more >
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