NEW BOOK! Treasury of Folklore – Woodlands and Forests

#FolkloreThursday’s new book Treasury of Folklore – Woodlands and Forests: Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves is released today–August 5th 2021–from Batsford Books, written by Willow Winsham and Dee Dee Chainey, illustrated by the amazing Joe McLaren!

An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world. From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have captured humanity’s imagination for millennia. Filled with primal gods and goddesses, dryads and the fairy tales of old, the forests still beckon to us, offering sanctuary, mystery and more than a little mischievous trickery. From insatiable cannibalistic children hewn from logs, to lumberjack lore, and the spine-chilling legend of Bloody Mary, there is much to be found between the branches. Come into the trees; witches, seductive spirits and big, bad wolves await you. With this book, #FolkloreThursday aim to encourage a sense of belonging across all cultures by showing how much we all have in common.

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If you’re interested in Treasury of Folklore – Woodlands and Forests: Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves, you might also like #FolkloreThursday’s other book, Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers Sirens, Selkies and Ghost Ships, published by Batsford Books and illustrated by Joe McLaren!

Enthralling tales of the sea, rivers and lakes from around the globe. Folklore of the seas and rivers has a resonance in cultures all over the world. Watery hopes, fears and dreams are shared by all peoples where rivers flow and waves crash. This fascinating book covers English sailor superstitions and shape-shifting pink dolphins of the Amazon, Scylla and Charybdis, the many guises of Mami Wata, the tale of the Yoruba River spirit, the water horses of the Scottish lochs, the infamous mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, and much more. Accompanied by stunning woodcut illustrations, popular authors Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham explore the deep history and enduring significance of water folklore the world over, from mermaids, selkies and sirens to ghostly ships and the fountains of youth. With this book, Folklore Thursday aims to encourage a sense of belonging across all cultures by showing how much we all have in common.

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