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Stories on tradition, factual origins or completely fictional.
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Ladybird Tales: The Emperor's New Clothes
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
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This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of The Emperor's New Clothes is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of the vain emperor who is taken in by a pair of trickster weavers.
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Ladybird Tales: Pinocchio
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
Penguin
This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Pinocchio is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of a little wooden puppet who wants to be a real little boy. Pinocchio is a naughty puppet who wants to be a real boy. Find out what happens when he runs away from home.
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Ladybird Tales:  Pinoco  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 4 image
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This wonderful Bemba translation of Pinocchio is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of a little wooden puppet who wants to be a real little boy. Pinocchio/Pinoco is a naughty puppet who wants to be a real boy. Find out what happens when he runs away from home.
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Ladybird Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk  image
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Ladybird Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
Penguin
The classic fairy tale. When Jack sells his cow for some magic beans, they grow into a beanstalk with a GIANT surprise at the top! Fee, fi fo fum! This classic version of Jack and the Beanstalk is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful new illustrations of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. An essential part of any child's bookshelf, Ladybird Tales are perfect for sharing together and creating memories to treasure forever.
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Ladybird Tales:  Jaki Na Umukonso Wa Cilemba  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 3 image
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This Bemba translation of a classic fairy tale presents a story of when Jack sells his cow for some magic beans, they grow into a beanstalk with a GIANT surprise at the top! Fee, fi fo fum! This classic version of Jack and the Beanstalk is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful new illustrations of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. An essential part of any child's bookshelf, Ladybird Tales are perfect for sharing together and creating memories to treasure forever.
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Ladybird Tales:   Jaki Ndi Comera Ca Kayera   Read It Yourself with Ladybird Levulo 3 image
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This Nyanja translation of a classic fairy tale presents a story of when Jack sells his cow for some magic beans, they grow into a beanstalk with a GIANT surprise at the top! Fee, fi fo fum! This classic version of Jack and the Beanstalk is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful new illustrations of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. An essential part of any child's bookshelf, Ladybird Tales are perfect for sharing together and creating memories to treasure forever.
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Ladybird Tales:  The Three Little Pigs  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 2 image
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In this classic fairy tale, the three little pigs leave home and build their own houses - one of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks. But what will happen when the big, bad wolf comes calling?
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Ladybird Tales:  Utukumba Tutatu  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 2 image
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This famous fairy tale now translated into Bemba recounts the story of the three little pigs to leave home and build their own houses - one of straw, one of sticks and one of the bricks. But what will happen when the big, bad wolf comes calling?
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Ladybird Tales: Nkhumba Zitatu Zazing'ono Read It Yourself with Ladybird Levulo 2  image
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This famous fairy tale now translated into Nyanja recounts the story of the three little pigs leaving home and building their own houses - one of straw, one of sticks and one of the bricks. But what will happen when the big, bad wolf comes calling?
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Ladybird Tales:  The Three Billy Goats Gruff  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 1 image
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Based on the classic fairy tale. The three billy goats Gruff want to cross the bridge to reach the grass on the other side, but first they have to get past the hungry troll! Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.
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Ladybird Tales:  Bapumbwe Bacintomfwa Batatu  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 1 image
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Based on the classic fairy tale and translated into Ichibemba (Bemba) tells a story of The three billy goats Gruff want to cross the bridge to reach the grass on the other side, but first, they have to get past the hungry troll! Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.
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Ladybird Tales:  Mbuzi Zazimuna Zitatu Zaukali  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level Levulo 1  image
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Based on the classic fairy tale and translated into Nyanja tells a story of The three billy goats Gruff want to cross the bridge to reach the grass on the other side, but first, they have to get past the hungry troll! Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.
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Ladybird Tales: Aladdin  image
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Ladybird Tales: Aladdin
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
Penguin Books
The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of the vain emperor who is taken in by a pair of trickster weavers. This beautiful Ladybird edition of The Emperor's New Clothes is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+
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Ladybird Tales:  The Little Mermaid  image
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Ladybird Tales: The Little Mermaid
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
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The magical fairy tale originally written by Hans Christian Andersen is the story of mermaid. She is the youngest amongst five sisters who falls in love with a human Prince and seeks an eternal soul.
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Ladybird Tales:  Cinderella  image
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Ladybird Tales: Cinderella
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
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Based on the classic fairy tale. Cinderella's dream of going to the prince's ball comes true when her fairy godmother appears. But she'd better be home by midnight. This definitive version of Cinderella is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful new illustrations of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. An essential part of any child's bookshelf, Ladybird Tales are perfect for sharing together and creating memories to treasure forever.
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Ladybird Tales:  The Enormous Turnip Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 1 image
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This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and is ideal for reading aloud. Its cumulative theme will soon have young readers gleefully joining in, and Irish artist Niamh Sharkey s wonderfully quirky illustrations will delight and fascinate all ages.
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Ladybird Tales:  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 4 image
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The classic fairy tale. When the evil queen's magic mirror says Snow White is the fairest in the land, Snow White is sent to the forest. There she finds the seven dwarfs, who promise to look after her.
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Ladybird Tales:  Sleeping Beauty Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 2 image
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Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. In this classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls asleep for one hundred years. Can a handsome prince wake her up?
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Ladybird Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 1 image
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is based on the classic fairy tale, Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Goldilocks is a young little with lovely, golden hair locks and that is why she is called Goldilocks. She enters an empty cottage of three Bears' and tries out their porridge. She sits on their chairs to find which is just right for her. She even goes off to sleep on one of their beds. She wakes up and sees the three bears staring at her, she jumps up in fright and runs out of the door, never to be seen in the woods ever again.
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Ladybird Tales:  The Elves and the Shoemaker Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 3  image
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Based on the classic fairy tale. A poor shoemaker finds that someone is making beautiful shoes for him - two little elves! However, can he repay them for his change in fortune? "The Elves and The Shoemaker" is a set of fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from three young helpful elves. The Elves and the Shoemaker – to James last night. There are several variations, but all with the overriding moral of hard work is the secret to making dreams and wishes come true.
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Ladybird Tales: Hansel and Gretel  Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 3 image
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Based on the classic fairy tale. When Hansel and Gretel get left in the woods, they are captured by a witch who lives in a house made from gingerbread and sweets. How will they ever escape? Hansel and Gretel is a Level 3 Read it yourself title, suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and stamina, and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
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Ladybird Tales:  The Gingerbread Man  image
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Ladybird Tales: The Gingerbread Man
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
Penguin Books
A folktale about a gingerbread man's escape from various pursuers until his eventual demise between the jaws of a fox. The gingerbread man story's moral is slightly dark for a fable meant for children: Be careful who you trust. The cookie believed the fox when he said he wasn't tempted to eat him—this misguided trust led to the protagonist's downfall.f
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Ladybird Tales:  Little Red Riding Hood  image
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Ladybird Tales: Little Red Riding Hood
Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales
Penguin Books
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. This classic version of Little Red Riding Hood is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful new illustrations of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. An essential part of any child's bookshelf, Ladybird Tales are perfect for sharing together and creating memories to treasure forever.

Myths, Folk & Fairy Tales

Stories on tradition, factual origins or completely fictional.

Myths hold the beliefs of a culture within the safe confines of a story. Folktales are just as they sound: tales of the folks; the common people. Fairy tales are similar in theme but tend to either be grander hero journeys (think princesses and kings) or have some magical element.

Fairy tales generally have some sort of fantastic element, and might feature magic, imaginary creatures, and often a conflict between sides that are clearly good and evil. A myth has its basis in religion, often telling stories of supernatural beings or creators, and usually explaining some sort of natural phenomenon.

A myth is a traditional story explaining a historical or a religious phenomenon to the audience while folktale is a fictional story usually to entertain the audience, and sometimes even to teach them a life lesson.

A folktale (or folk tale) is a secular, fictional story that is passed down among common people and is often rooted in a superstitious belief. Unlike myths and legends, folktales are not considered sacred or truthful by storytellers (or story-listeners), and are usually told solely for entertainment's sake.

Fairy tales and Folktales are similar to myths because they are both stories that contain magic and have been passed down for a very long time. Myths contain stories of people with powers and magic that could not have actually been real.

Examples are fables, fairy tales, folktales, sagas, epics, legends, and etiologic tales (which refer to causes or explain why a thing is the way it is).

Greek Mythology's most famous tales

  • Theogony: Clash of the Titans. According to Hesiod's Theogony, in the beginning, there was only Chaos.
  • Τhe Three Sisters of Fate.
  • Prometheus and the Theft of Fire.
  • Pandora's Box.
  • The Abduction of Persephone by Hades.
  • The Name Giving of Athens.
  • Theseus and the Minotaur.
  • Daedalus and Icarus.

Mythology more famous tales

  • Hercules and the Lion (Greece)
  • The Birth of Horus (Egypt)
  • The Children of Lir (Ireland)
  • Valmiki's Curse (India)
  • Thor's Hammer (Scandinavia)
  • Theseus and the Minotaur (Ancient Greece)
  • Isis and Osiris (Ancient Egypt)

Myths are stories that are based on tradition. Some may have factual origins, while others are completely fictional. But myths are more than mere stories and they serve a more profound purpose in ancient and modern cultures. Myths are sacred tales that explain the world and man's experience.