STRANGE TALES FROM MANY LANDS by Freya - Ed. Littledale

STRANGE TALES FROM MANY LANDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As with her Ghosts and Spirits of Many Lands (KR, 1970), our chief reservation about Littledale's assemblage of previously published folktales is the ready availability of many of the sources (Carpenter's African Wonder Tales, Finger's Tales from Silver Lands, Jewett's Which Was Witch, etc.). However, her collection achieves a pleasant variety of tone and pace and length, despite the unvarying wide-eyed reportage of inexplicable events which gives it unity. Though none of these spirits -- from the mischievous South American ""El Elano"" and the capering Irish ""Kitchen Pooka"" to the more haunting ""Tokutaro"" from Japan and the well disguised ""Tiger Woman"" from Korea -- will terrorize a modern audience, all smack authentically of believers' fireside tales and lend themselves to reading or telling aloud.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1975
Page count: 146pp
Publisher: Doubleday