About WorldFolklore.net


WorldFolklore.net is a collection of public domain folklore from all over the globe that have been translated into English. The site is edited and maintained by Spooky Series author S.E. Schlosser. The folklore stories range from the earliest folktales, myths and legends from the days of Babylonia and Assyria to early 20th century legends and ghost stories.

WorldFolklore.net has a robust resource section for folklore scholars, teachers and students.

The King and the Maiden
S.E. Schlosser
S.E. Schlosser, editor of WorldFolklore.net


S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series published by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of “let’s pretend” quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children’s Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.

Sandy is the webmaster and writer of an award-winning, internationally-known web site called AmericanFolklore.net that features her own retellings of folktales from each state. This site was created as part of a graduate study at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey in October 1997 and is used daily by teachers throughout the world in lesson plans for students of all levels. Stories from the site have also been used in college text books and in Masters level programs.

Sandy travels extensively, researching supernatural folklore all over the United States. She also spends many hours answering questions from visitors to the American folklore web site. Her favorite e-mails come from other folklore enthusiasts who delight in practicing the old tradition of who can tell the tallest tale.