Legends

Legends

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Robin Hood Meets Allan-A-Dale

Robin Hood Meets Allan-A-Dale

When Robin Hood learns that Allan-A-Dale's bride has been promised to an old man, he steps in to stop the wedding.
King Maximilian and the Gooseherd

King Maximilian and the Geese

When King Maximilian drops his book, he asks a boy tending a flock of geese to find it. But who will keep the geese in order until he returns?
Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce and the Spider

A battle-weary Robert the Bruce takes heart by watching a patient and persistent spider.
The Pot of Hot Porridge

The Pot of Hot Porridge

How the pot of alliance came from Zurich to Strasburg.
The Gnomes Road

The Gnome’s Road

To help a noble suitor win his bride, the King of the Gnomes offers to build a road for him in one night.
Rip Van Winkle sleeps for 20 years

The Legend of Rip Van Winkle

One memorable night, Rip Van Winkle plays a game of nine pins in the Catskill Mountains with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his crew and sleeps for 20 years.
The Spectre Bridegroom

The Spectre Bridegroom

A noblewoman is given in marriage to a ghost, who spirits her away to the chagrin of her family.
The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Schoolmaster Ichabod Crane wooes the lovely Katerina Van Tassel and encounters the Headless Horseman.
The Lorelei

The Lorelei

Boatmen on the Rhine river must beware the haunting voice of the Lorelei.
The Blind Men and the Elephant

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Six blind men meet an elephant for the first time and try to discover what the animal is like by touching it.
William Tell and the Apple

William Tell and the Apple

Legendary Swiss hero William Tell is forced by a tyrant to shoot an apple off the top of his son's head.
Androclus and the Lion

Androclus and the Lion

Androclus, a runaway slave, befriends a lion with a thorn in its paw.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

S. E. Schlosser
Editor of WorldFolklore.net and AmericanFolklore.net, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series 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.
The Spooky Series by S.E. Schlosser