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Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends

by "Aunt Naomi" (Gertrude Landa)


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Jewish folklore is full of vivid stories that both entertain and teach. This book is based on tales from the Talmud and Midrash. While some of the themes are familiar from fairy-tales and folklore from other traditions, the stories in this collection are infused with the perennial Jewish struggle for survival and dignity, as well as a large helping of gentle humor.

Title Page
The Palace of the Eagles
The Giant of the Flood
The Fairy Princess of Ergetz
The Higgledy-Piggledy Palace
The Red Slipper
The Star-Child
Abi Fressah's Feast
The Beggar King
The Quarrel of the Cat and Dog
The Water-Babe
Sinbad of the Talmud
The Outcast Prince
The Story of Bostanai
From Shepherd-Boy to King
The Magic Palace
The Sleep of One Hundred Years
King for Three Days
The Palace in the Clouds
The Pope's Game of Chess
The Slave's Fortune
The Paradise in the Sea
The Rabbi's Bogey-Man
The Fairy Frog
The Princess of the Tower

King Alexander's Adventures

I. The Vision of Victory
II. The Land of Darkness and the Gate of Paradise
III. The Wonders of the World