Fairy Tales & Folklore

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Barefoot Helen and the Giants

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Katie Brosnan

Helen is a fine hand with a slingshot, and more than at home in the woods. After all, she was raised by bears for a time. When she stumbles on the castle of three evil giants, she comes up with the perfect plan to rid the land of them. Well, almost perfect. The biggest and meanest ... Read more

Cuthbert and the Merpeople

By Kathy Mezei
Illustrated by Anne Stratford

Kathy Mezei tells a delightful story of Cuthbert (son of Nellie of Loch Ness), who swims via the Northwest Passage to Hornby Island, off the British Columbia coast, where, in the deep sea caverns, and much to the terror of the local Merpeople, he takes up residence. A tale filled ... Read more

Emperor's Panda, The

By David Day
Illustrated by Eric Beddows

This original fairy tale is set in the time of China's ancient celestial empire when the world was filled with a multitude of wonderful and mythical creatures. It is the story of the first panda the world has ever seen, Lord Beishung, "the rarest, most magical and wisest of ... Read more

How the Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat/Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewe

By Michael James Isaac
Illustrated by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas


The human need to belong is very powerful, so much so that we often sacrifice parts of who we are in order to be accepted. This is the tale of a young cougar, Ajig, who makes this sacrifice – and pays dearly. A curious and adventurous cougar, Ajig decides to build a new ... Read more

Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji

Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves finds Jack, that everyman of folktales, married to his sweetheart Mary, the best woman ever born and a mighty fine baker to boot. Their lives are as happy and successful as can be, until an underhanded sea captain and Jack?s own bragging get ... Read more

Jack and the Green Man

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji

Jack o' Hearts is the top card player in the parish, and is feeling pretty sure of himself. When a mysterious green stranger challenges him to a card game with higher than high stakes — well, Jack can't resist. Sure, he's never lost a tournament yet, has he?Jack is as saucy ... Read more

Jack and the Manger

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji

A down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale. Jack and the Manger retells the story of Jesus?s birth as if it were a Newfoundland folktale. It?s all seen through the eyes of Jack, the hero of many a story, who befriends a young couple on their walk to Bethlehem. There?s a bit of ... Read more

Jack, the King of Ashes

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji

Jack is back in a tale rich with a surprising canine sidekick, sneaky robbers, a missing princess with reward attached, a conniving sea captain, corpses, curses, kisses, and more.

Les contes de Youpi

By Philip Roy
Illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara

Les contes de Youpi est la traduction en français du livre pour enfants bien-aimé, Mouse Tales. Le premier numéro dans la série « Youpi, une souris dans ma poche » a été lu à des milliers d'élèves dans le Canada atlantique et en Ontario depuis huit ans. Beaucoup de ... Read more