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Italian Folktales:  Selected and Retold by Italo Calvino

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Italian Folktales: Selected and Retold by Italo Calvino

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Alternate Title: Italian Folktales
Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Penguin Books, 2000
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980
Original Italian publication, 1956

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Book Type: Collection
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Fairytale Fantasy
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Filled with kings and peasants, saints and ogres--as well as some quite extraordinary plants and animals--these two hundred tales bring to life Italy's folklore, sometimes with earthy humor, sometimes with noble mystery, and sometimes with the playfulness of sheer nonsense.


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