Resource: Sur La Lune Fairy Tales

One of my favorite websites online is Sur La Lune Fairy Tales, which is created and curated by Heidi Anne Heiner.

Here is a quick guide to some of the materials at this site:

eBooks: This is the most valuable part of the site for those of you doing research. Heiner has a long list of public domain ebooks which she has formatted specifically for use at this website, providing bibliography information and links to each individual story in each book. So, for example, here is her online edition of Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki.

Annotated Tales: These stories have Heiner's detailed notes, along with information about the history and interpretation of the story, as well as a list of similar stories from different cultures. There are also image galleries for each of the annotated tales. So, for example, here is the annotated version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Illustration Gallery: You can find here pages dedicated to several dozen book illustrators, including my own personal favorite: Walter Crane. The Walter Crane page provides links to the stories which Crane illustrated, such as his illustrations for Little Red Riding Hood.

Search. Because of the systematic way that the pages at this site are arranged, you can do book-specific searches. So, for example, let's say you are interested in the Brothers Grimm. All the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are in this directory:

So, you can just add "" to a Google Search to search just within the Brothers Grimm at this site. If you search for "fox" for example, here is what you get: search for "fox" in Brothers Grimm at SurLaLune. Lots of stories to read! Here are just a few of the results:

If you look at Ozaki's Japanese Fairy Tales, you will see they are all contained in this directory:

To search, just add "" to your Google search. So, for example, here is the result for fish: search for "fish" in Ozaki's Japanese Fairy Tales at SurLaLune.

Likewise, ALL the Japanese books are in the same directory:

So that means you can search for "fish" in all of those books by adding "" to your search. here is the result for fish: search for "fish" in all the Japanese fairy tales at SurLaLune. This search includes the stories in Ozaki's book, plus more stories from the other Japanese fairy tale books at this site.

As you can see, the Sur La Lune site is a delight both for browsing AND for searching!