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"Legends are...regarded as true by the narrator and his audience...Legends are often more secular than sacred, and their principal characters are human. They tell of migrations, wars and victories, deeds of past heroes, chiefs, and Kings..." From THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD by Donna Norton, PT J208.5 Norton. For more legends, see our Tall Tales, Native American Tales, and King Arthur lists. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
J398.2 Berger Animalia: Thirteen Small Tales
J398.2 Bertol Sundiata: The Epic of the Lion King
J398.2 Colum The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes
J398.2 Coolidge Legends of the North
J398.2 Cooney The Little Juggler
J398.2 Crawford The Legend of the China Poblana
J398.2 De Paola The Clown of God: An Old Story
J398.2 Farmer Casey Jones's Fireman: The Story of Sim Webb
J398.2 Fisher William Tell
J398.2 Harris The Lotus and the Grail: Legends from East to West
J398.2 Hazeltine Hero Tales from Many Lands
J398.2 Irving Washington Irving's Tales of the Alhambra
J398.2 Kimmell Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend
J398.2 Krasno Cloud Weavers: Ancient Chinese Legends
J398.2 Larungu Myths and Legends from Ghana for African-American Cultures
J398.2 Leach How the People Sang the Mountains Up; How and Why Stories
J398.2 Lester John Henry
J398.2 Lunge-Larsen The Race of the Birkebeiners
J398.2 McCaughrean The Bronze Cauldron: Myths and Legends of the World
J398.2 Morpurgo Beowulf
J398.2 Osborne Favorite Medieval Tales
J398.2 Pilling Realms of Gold: Myths & Legends from Around the World
J398.2 Singer Elijah the Slave
J398.2 Untermeyer The Firebringer, and Other Great Stories; Fifty-Five Legends That Live Forever
J398.2 Vogel Legends of Landforms: Native American Lore and the Geology of the Land
J398.2 Vogel Weather Legends: Native American Lore and the Science of Weather
J398.2 Wargin The Legend of Mackinac Island
J398.2 Weitzman Rama and Sita: A Tale from Ancient Java
J398.2 Wisniewski Golem
J398.2 Wooldridge The Legend of Strap Buckner: A Texas Tale
J398.2 Zeman Gilgamesh the King
J938 Reynolds The First Marathon: The Legend of Pheidippides
Y001.94 Blackwood Legends or Lies?
Y222 Chaikin Angels Sweep the Desert Floor: Bible Legends About Moses in the Wilderness
Y398.2 Arnott African Myths and Legends
Y398.2 Flood Pacific Island Legends: Tales from Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia and Australia
Y398.2 Readers Digest American Folklore and Legend

Last Updated: 12/08