Sixteen eerie tales, retold with varying success. Most compelling is ""Tiny Man,"" from ""Legends of the Cars"" (Folklore, 1891), a haunting tale reminiscent of ""The Buried Moon."" An excerpt from Lagerlof's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1907) concerns a talking stork on Easter Eve, hardly a representative sample of this classic fantasy about a boy who is transformed into an elf and flies about on a wild goose. A prose version of the ballad ""Binnorie"" (""The Haunted Harp"") does little to make that story accessible or appealing to young readers. For the most part, a disappointing contribution from this fine storyteller. Sources; illustrations not seen.