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What are the best classic folk tales?

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    Craig Jones
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "It's easy to forget that Amazon even has competitors these days, but Barnes & Noble is still my go-to. I read a lot of novels, and love having bookshelves filled with books. B&N seems to send me coupons all the time, and if you're lucky enough to still have a physical B&N in your area, you can buy online and often go pick up the book to skip the wait on shipping. Great selection as well."
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      Humberto Pacheco
      Written on May 1, 2018
      "Maybe there's something wrong with me but I don't see what's so great about this. It's hyped up beyond anything as supposedly the greatest thing ever. It was OK but I've read hundreds of books like this and in my opinion there are better."
      HP
      Humberto Pacheco
      Written on May 1, 2018
      "Maybe there's something wrong with me but I don't see what's so great about this. It's hyped up beyond anything as supposedly the greatest thing ever. It was OK but I've read hundreds of books like this and in my opinion there are better."
    2. #2
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      Jane Howell
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "Cinderella is a great classic folk tale about a girl who is bullied by her stepmother and stepsisters but she winds up marrying Prince Charming after she steels away into the night to his glamorous ball, with the help of her fairy godmother who uses her magic on the farm products and animals to make Cinderella look like royalty for a night."
      JH
      Jane Howell
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "Cinderella is a great classic folk tale about a girl who is bullied by her stepmother and stepsisters but she winds up marrying Prince Charming after she steels away into the night to his glamorous ball, with the help of her fairy godmother who uses her magic on the farm products and animals to make Cinderella look like royalty for a night."
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      Zachary Martinez
      Written on April 1, 2018
      "Amazing little folk tale. So wonderful to read to my kid."
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      Megan Cooper
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "Arabian nights is one of my favourite childhood stories! i used to read it every chance i got!"
      MC
      Megan Cooper
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "Arabian nights is one of my favourite childhood stories! i used to read it every chance i got!"
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      Evelyn Chen
      Written on April 2, 2018
      "I bought this book because it was one of my favorite stories as a child, and I am now a Mom. It was nothing like a remember, and not enough pictures to hold a young child's interest."
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      Evelyn Chen
      Written on April 2, 2018
      "I bought this book because it was one of my favorite stories as a child, and I am now a Mom. It was nothing like a remember, and not enough pictures to hold a young child's interest."
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      Ashley Dean
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "This story is a classic that I grew up with. It is both interesting and scary. The solution is a link that offers you a chance to buy the book. Also, the book got good reviews. This is a must to have along with all of the other classic fairy tales. It comes in both paperback and digital. The only thing, is I wish there were more stories offered. Overall, I think that this is a good solution."
      AD
      Ashley Dean
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "This story is a classic that I grew up with. It is both interesting and scary. The solution is a link that offers you a chance to buy the book. Also, the book got good reviews. This is a must to have along with all of the other classic fairy tales. It comes in both paperback and digital. The only thing, is I wish there were more stories offered. Overall, I think that this is a good solution."
    3. #6
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      Aaron Martinez
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "great story, loved it as a kid"
      AM
      Aaron Martinez
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "great story, loved it as a kid"
    4. #7
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      Karen Chen
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "my kids are good for my kids they enjoy reading it because it contains best stories ever, The Three Little Pigs"
      KC
      Karen Chen
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "my kids are good for my kids they enjoy reading it because it contains best stories ever, The Three Little Pigs"
    5. #8
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      Madison Chavez
      Written on May 6, 2018
      "Legends and folktales published in 1989 - I would have to say skip this. I found that a few stories were interesting, but it felt outdated and not my cup of tea. I think this may be good to read to young kids, but at my age, I felt little to no interest in this. Perhaps the translation was off too?"
      MC
      Madison Chavez
      Written on May 6, 2018
      "Legends and folktales published in 1989 - I would have to say skip this. I found that a few stories were interesting, but it felt outdated and not my cup of tea. I think this may be good to read to young kids, but at my age, I felt little to no interest in this. Perhaps the translation was off too?"
      JC
      Justin Cunningham
      Written on May 18, 2018
      "I actually found this book in my home. Apparently, my little sister was reading it for a school project. I thought the title was interesting and deiced to read it. It is very entertaining."
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      Liu Cao
      Written on May 18, 2018
      "Bought this for my child and every time i read it to him he giggles so much. It will be such a wondrous addition to their library. I even find myself giggling often when reading this to him. He just love how the ginger man runs and jumps as i do the same motion when reading it to him."
      LC
      Liu Cao
      Written on May 18, 2018
      "Bought this for my child and every time i read it to him he giggles so much. It will be such a wondrous addition to their library. I even find myself giggling often when reading this to him. He just love how the ginger man runs and jumps as i do the same motion when reading it to him."
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      Jason Peterson
      Written on May 19, 2018
      "This is a must have for anyone interested in classic folk tales. Ever wonder who Prometheus, Helen of Troy, or any of the classic Greek heroes are? Well, you can find the answer here! I wasn't at all familiar with any of these Greek tales, but after reading this, I feel much more cultured and knowledgeable about the subject. This is basic cultural knowledge, and also some great storytelling! Pick it up if you are at all curious!"
      JP
      Jason Peterson
      Written on May 19, 2018
      "This is a must have for anyone interested in classic folk tales. Ever wonder who Prometheus, Helen of Troy, or any of the classic Greek heroes are? Well, you can find the answer here! I wasn't at all familiar with any of these Greek tales, but after reading this, I feel much more cultured and knowledgeable about the subject. This is basic cultural knowledge, and also some great storytelling! Pick it up if you are at all curious!"
      GS
      Guo Shao
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "When I was looking for a few classic folk tale stories, I chose the Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece. The book helped me live through and envision what the stories involved during the time of legends. The book was very easy to read through and I was able to finish the story within a couple of hours. Throughly enjoyed the story. Would recommend anyone who wants to learn more about the folktales."
      LF
      Lisa Fox
      Written on May 18, 2018
      "If Greek Mythology is your thing then this book is a must read. The depth of the characters is amazing. It takes the Greek stories as they were known from many years ago and modernizes them so that they can be retold to a younger generation. It is so wonderful to see them enjoy these stories in a way they can easily understand them. Highly recommended!"
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      KW
      Kelly Wan
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "If someone wanted to find the best classic folk tales, Amazon is a good choice. It's easy to sort and search by Folk Tales and from there you can check the best sellers list."
      KW
      Kelly Wan
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "If someone wanted to find the best classic folk tales, Amazon is a good choice. It's easy to sort and search by Folk Tales and from there you can check the best sellers list."
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      Austin Morales
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "Favorite Folktales from Around the World is what it sounds like. These are great stories from all over the world. This book is a perfect fit for families with kids, or just people who like to learn about different places."
      AM
      Austin Morales
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "Favorite Folktales from Around the World is what it sounds like. These are great stories from all over the world. This book is a perfect fit for families with kids, or just people who like to learn about different places."
      JS
      Jordan Sandoval
      Written on May 11, 2018
      "From the description i'd get this book love old folk tales."
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      Samantha Simpson
      Written on May 9, 2018
      "I really love this because normally when you hear "classic folk tales," you think like western and more specifically European. So having fairy tales from China was really special for me, and I loved the new perspective. Plus, they were fun stories."
      SS
      Samantha Simpson
      Written on May 9, 2018
      "I really love this because normally when you hear "classic folk tales," you think like western and more specifically European. So having fairy tales from China was really special for me, and I loved the new perspective. Plus, they were fun stories."
      JM
      Jean Morgan
      Written on May 17, 2018
      "This collection of legends and folktales is a wonderful compilation to own. Featuring stories that we haven't heard nearly as much so coming off more original and captivating, it is great to read with your kids."
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      Abhinav Subramanium
      Written on May 7, 2018
      "A good read for anyone looking to get insight into American Indian culture. This book will help you understand the many myths and legends of all the different tribes of American Indians. A solid choice for all ages."
      AS
      Abhinav Subramanium
      Written on May 7, 2018
      "A good read for anyone looking to get insight into American Indian culture. This book will help you understand the many myths and legends of all the different tribes of American Indians. A solid choice for all ages."
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      Mary Estrada
      Written on May 7, 2018
      "This book is full of Native American myths and tales. You actually learn a lot because you can pull out some modern day "stories" that are rooted in these myths."
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      JC
      Jeffrey Castro
      Written on May 19, 2018
      "Highly disappointed. The story loses the whimsical feeling that fairy tales should have. Not terrible, but not great."
      JC
      Jeffrey Castro
      Written on May 19, 2018
      "Highly disappointed. The story loses the whimsical feeling that fairy tales should have. Not terrible, but not great."
      AH
      Ann Hoffman
      Written on May 16, 2018
      "This is a collection of classic, Russian folk tales."
      DB
      Donald Brooks
      Written on May 11, 2018
      "seems boring"
    13. #16
      VB
      Virginia Butler
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "Nice Book! This is a nice read if you are into Folkstales. It talks about all the Norwegian Folkstales which is very interesting. Great book for young and old. Easy to read but interesting enough to keep reading it."
      VB
      Virginia Butler
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "Nice Book! This is a nice read if you are into Folkstales. It talks about all the Norwegian Folkstales which is very interesting. Great book for young and old. Easy to read but interesting enough to keep reading it."
    14. #17
      JH
      James Howell
      Written on May 17, 2018
      "I can name many and many great classic folk tales book but unfortunately the Choctaw Tales would not make it to the list. Although the stories display great intelligence I am not particularly interested in Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. If you are just looking doe classic folk tales, you should definitely look for something else."
      JH
      James Howell
      Written on May 17, 2018
      "I can name many and many great classic folk tales book but unfortunately the Choctaw Tales would not make it to the list. Although the stories display great intelligence I am not particularly interested in Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. If you are just looking doe classic folk tales, you should definitely look for something else."

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    Best classic folk tales
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales Books 245 Paid
    2 Cinderella Books 216 Paid
    3 Arabian Nights Books 205 Paid
    4 Goldilocks And The Three Bears Books 192 Paid
    5 Hansel and Gretel Books 174 Paid
    6 Puss in Boots Books 162 Paid
    7 The Three Little Pigs (Little Golden Book) Books 157 Paid
    8 French Folktales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) Books 55 Paid
    9 The Gingerbread Boy (Folk Tale Classics Series) Books 36 Paid
    10 Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) Books 0 Paid
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