If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each other’s memory.—Barry Lopez, from Crow and Weasel, 1990.
Welcome to Kalevala Books, publishers of books on folklore, fairy tales, and traditional customs.
Originally published as The Turquoise Story Book, Midsummer Tales celebrates the loveliness of summer and its manifold blessings. Tales include "How Summer Conquered Winter," "A Legend of the Flowers," "The Sun Goddess," "The Summer Maker," "How the Sun Was Caught and Freed," "Legend of the Sun, Moon, and Stars," "Origin of the Dandelion," "Witches' Sieves," "Mother Spider," "Owl Wisdom," "The Dew Mother's Gift to the Rose," "Robin Goodfellow," and many more.
Other titles by Ada and Eleanor that will soon be available from Kalevala Books, the publishing branch of Compass Rose, include Autumn Tales: Myth and Magic from Harvest to Halloween, Midwinter Tales: Myth and Magic for a Solstice Eve, and Springtime Tales: Myth and Magic of Nature's Renewal.