People keep asking me how many legends and folk tales I know and how many I have published.  I've no idea how many are in my head as I keep finding new ones all the time and inevitably forgetting one or two [okay, i mean forgetting a lot].  But here is a list of the ones I have published and the books you can find them in.  Some of my early books are now sadly out of print but you might be able to get copies from your local library or purchase them from alibris.

 

Please note that American title of THE SLEEPING PRINCESS in the US is THE MacELDERRY BOOK OF GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES.  

 

THE ORCHARD BOOK OF FIRST GREEK MYTHS is published in hardback and paperback in Italy as AI PIEDI DELL' OLIMPIO [At the Foot of Mount Olympus]. 

 

STORYWORLD, published by Blackie in 1988 was re-iussed as TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD in 1994. 

 

TRADITIONAL STORIES FROM THE AMAZON and TRADITIONAL STORIES FROM CHINA also had previous titles: STORIES FROM THE AMAZON and STORIES FROM CHINA.

 

Title  [Country] Anthology
Anansi and the Plantains [Jamaica] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Armadillo’s Song [Bolivia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Angel’s Gift [European] Christian Festival Tales
Beware of the Shark [Fiji] Around the World in 80 Tales
Babushka [Russia]  Joy To the World!
Baby in the Bread [Malta] Joy to the World!
The Best Purim Ever [Russia] Jewish Festival Tales
Big Brother, Little Brother [Korea]  Around the World in 80 Tales
A Birthday Surprise [Philippines] Around the World in 80 Tales
Boomerang [Australia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Boy Who Flew Too Close to the Sun [Greece] First Greek Myths
Icarus, the Boy Who Could Fly [Greece] First Greek Myths
Brer Rabbit Goes Fishing [African American]Around the World in 80 Tales
Bring Me the Head of Medusa! [Greece] First Greek Myths
Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa [Greece] First Greek Myths
Buried Eyes [Brazil] Traditional Stories from the Amazon
The Brave Little Camel [Syria] Joy To The World!
By Royal Command [Nigeria] Around the World in 80 Tales
Cap O’ Rushes [England] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Cat’s Bell [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables
The Charcoal Seller’s Son [Cuba] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Cheetah’s Cubs [South Africa] Around the World in 80 Tales
Clever Friends [Indonesia] Around the World in 80 Tales
Counting Chickens [Egypt] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Crocodile Bridge [Japan] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Dancing Hyena [Tanzania] Around the World in 80 Tales
Dolphin Boy! [Greece] The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
Arion the Dolphin Boy [Greece] First Greek Myths
Dinner for All [Somalia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Dragon Princess [China] Around the World in 80 Tales

The Dragon's Pearls [China] Traditional Stories from China

The Dreadful Dragon [Poland] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Dwarf’s Gift [Germany] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Enchanted Gazelle [Somalia]  Once Upon World
Evergreen [Mongolia] Around the World in 80 Tales
A Fabulous Golden Fleece [Greece] The Orchard Book First Greek Myths
Jason and the Golden Fleece [Greece] First Greek Myths

The Fiercest Beast [China] Traditional Stories from China
The Fighting Fisherman [Latvia] Around the World in 80 Tales
Finders Keepers [Israel] Around the World in 80 Tales
Flowers for Jesus [Mexico] Joy To The World!
Food for the Emperor [Vietnam] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Fool And the Grapes [Arab] Storyworld
The Four Magicians [India] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Fox and the Stork [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables
The Frog’s Wedding [Austria] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Frogs Who Wanted a King [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables
The Giant’s Causeway [Ireland] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Giant Oak Tree [ Russia]  Once Upon A World
The Gift of the Sun [Finland] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Girl Who Spun Straw into Gold [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
 The Glass Palace [Arab] Once Upon A World
The Golden-Haired Girl in the Tower [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
The Golden Horseshoe [Guatemala] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Golden Slipper [Egypt] Once Upon A World
Goldfingers [Greek] The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
King Midas’ Goldfingers [Greek] First Greek Myths
The Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables
The Gourd of Plenty [Ghana] Joy To The  World
Green Figs, Purple Figs [ Malta] Around the World in 80 Tales
Guess My Name! [Wales] Once Upon A World
Hans the Hero of Haarlem [Holland] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Half-Chick [Puerto Rico] Around the World in 80 Tales
Heavens Above! [Eastern Europe] Jewish Festival Tales
A Helpful Friend [Spain] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Herdman’s Song [Switzerland] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Island of Fairies [Wales] Around the World in 80 Tales
It’s Not My Fault [Sri Lanka] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Jay and the Peacocks [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables
 Keeping Secrets [Romania] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Kind-Hearted Pea [Malta] Storyworld
 The King’s Best Friend [Tunisia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Kiwi’s Gift [New Zealand] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Lacemakers of Bruges [Belgium] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Laziest Boy in the World [Estonia] Around the World in 80 Tales

The Legend of Nu Kua [China] Traditional Stories from China

A Gift from the Heart [Mexico]  Classic Christmas Stories
The Legend of the Sun God [Brazil] Traditional Stories from the Amazon
The Light At the Bottom of the Sea  [Malta] Storyworld
 The Lion and the Mouse [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables

The Lion Dance [China] Traditional Stories from China
The Lion’s Dinner [Morocco] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Lonely Princess [India] Once Upon A World
The Lost Friend [Colombia] Around the World in 80 Tales
Little Mouse and Lazy Cat [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
The Magic Bear and the Handsome Prince [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
 The Magic Flying Horse [Greece] The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
Pegasus the Flying Horse [Greece] First Greek Myths
The Magic Gingerbread House [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
The Man-Eating Minotaur  The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
Theseus and the Man-eating Minotaur [Greece] First Greek Myths
The Man in the Moon [Argentina] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Mermaid’s Marriage [Lithuania] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Miller’s Son [France] Around the World in 80 Tales

Monkeys in Hats [China] Traditional Stories from China
The Monk’s Treasure [Chile] Around the World in 80 Tales
The More the Merrier [USA]  Around the World in 80 Tales
Nail Soup [Sweden ] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Naughty Princess and the Frog [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess

The Obstinate Donkey [European] Christian Festival Tales
The Ostrich’s Horns [Botswana] Around the World in 80 Tales
Orfeo In the Underworld [Bulgaria]  Around the World in 80 Tales
The Owl Battle [Hawaii] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Parrot’s Problem [Thailand] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Pheasant and the Hen [Madagascar] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Pirate’s Punishment [Greece] Around the World in 80 Tales
Precious Pearls [Iran] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Princess and the Seven Dwarves [Grimm]  The Sleeping Princess
 A Proper Princess [Denmark] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Rabbit’s Friend [Kenya] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Rainbow Snake [Venezuela] Around the World in 80 Tales
Rain Song [Ghana] Around the World in 80 Tales
Red Ant, Black Ant [Mexico] Around the World in 80 Tales
Roast Cockerel [Portugal]  Around the World in 80 Tales
The Sad Song of the Moon [Amazon] Traditonal Stoires from the Amazon
Seaweed, Cockles, Shrimps and All [Italy] Storyworld
Secrets Are Hard to Keep [Sudan] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Secret Chest [Greece] The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
The Secret of Pandora’s Box [Greece] First Greek Myths
The Secret in the Parcel [Malaysia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Selkie Wife [Scotland] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Silver Goose [Italy] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Sleeping Princess [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
 A Sleeve in the Soup [Turkey] Around the World in 80 Tales
Spider Woman [Greece] The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
Arachne the Spider Woman  [Greece] First Greek Myths
The Sunbirds [Zimbabwe] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Swans and the Brave Princess [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
 Thirsty Are the Reeds [Hungary] Around the World in 80 Tales
Three Billy Goats Gruff! [Norway] Around the World in 80 Tales
Three Birds [Saudi Arabia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Three Oranges [Brazil] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Three Spells [Native American/Sioux] Around the World in 80 Tales
Toad In the Hole [Paraguay] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Tortoise and the Hare [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables
The Tree of Life [Guyana] Traditonal Stories from the Amazon
The Tsar’s Wedding Ring [Russia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Twelve Dancing Princesses [Grimm] The Sleeping Princess
 The Turtle’s Shell [Papua New Guinea] Around the World in 80 Tales
Two for You, Three for Me [Ecuador] Around the World in 80 Tales
When Dreams Come True [Iran] Around the World in 80 Tales
Wish Upon A Star! [ Peru] Around the World in 80 Tales
The White Bear [Canada] Around the World in 80 Tales
White Pebbles [Ethiopia] Around the World in 80 Tales
The Wooden Horse [Greece] The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths
 Odysseus and the Wooden Horse [Greece] First Greek Myths
The Wolf and the Dog [Aesop] Aesop’s Fables