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Children's Genre List for Teacher Education: Traditional Literature

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Traditional Literature – This is the stories that began in the oral tradition and have lasted the test of time.  There are numerous versions of many of the stories. Included in this genre are fables, folklore and myths from many cultures and times. In searching for these books, you can use the terms “fables”, “folklore”, and “myths”.  You can add the name of the country, if you are looking for a story from a particular culture.

TAMUCT Traditional Literature

  • The Frog prince / retold by Jessica Matthews ; illustrated by Fred Marvin.PZ 8.1 .M3884 Fr 1996 Children

  • The gingerbread boy.PZ 8.1 G15 GI 1975 Children

  • Pretty Salma : a Little Red Riding Hood story from Africa / by Niki Daly. PZ 8 D17 PR 2007 Children

  • Puss in Boots / Paul Galdone.PZ 8 G127 PU 1976 Children

  • Waynetta and the cornstalk : a Texas fairy tale / by Helen Ketteman ; illustrated by Diane Greenseid.PZ 8 K474 WA 2007 Children

  • Goldilocks and the three bears / retold and illustrated by James Marshall.PZ 8.1 M3554 GO 1998 Children

  • The three billy goats Gruff / [illustrated by] Paul Galdone.PZ 8.1 A8 TH21 Children

  • Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper / a free translation from the French of Charles Perrault. PZ 8 P426 CI 1988 Children

  • Little Red Riding Hood / by the Brothers Grimm ; retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.PZ 8 H994 LI 1983 Children

  • The Bremen-town musicians / retold from Grimm by Ruth Belov Gross ; pictures by Jack Kent.PZ 8 G76 B74 1974 Children

  • The firebird / Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Vladimir Vagin.PZ 8 Y78 FI 2002 Children

  • Beauty and the beast / retold and illustrated by Jan Brett.PZ 8 B675 BE 1989 Children

  • Adelita : a Mexican Cinderella story / written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.PZ 8 D437 AD 2002 Children

  • The magic fish / pictures by Winslow Pinney Pels ; adapted by Freya Littledale.PZ 8 L744 MA 1985 Children

  • The Duchess of Whimsy : an absolutely delicious fairy tale / Randall de Sève. PZ 7 D4504 DU 2009 Children

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