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What are some Winter Folktales?

Winter talesThe cold of winter creeps into these folktales from the United States and Canada. 

  • Windigo 
    A brave warrior fights an evil creature of the snow and ice to save his starving family.
  • Dunkelberger Gravel Bar
    A Rogue River tall tale about fishin’…
  • Hold Him, Tabb
    I used to earn my living by carting supplies from town to town on horse-drawn wagons. Not easy work, no sir. Especially in winter…
  • Babe the Blue Ox
    Paul Bunyan finds a little blue ox the Winter of the Blue Snow.
  • Presumed Drowned
    The souls of five drowned men rejoin their ship from the Ice.
  • Davy Crockett and the Frozen Dawn
    Davy Crockett must unfreeze the dawn.
  • The First Tears
    Eskimo tale about the origins of tears.
  • The Flying Canoe
    A group of lonely lumberjacks pay a bitter price when they go home for New Years.
  • Frozen Flames
    What do you do when the lanterns freeze? Call Paul Bunyan.
  • Rainbow Crow
    The snow has come to Earth and all the animals are freezing. Can Rainbow Crow save them?
  • The Trapper’s Ghost
    The phantom of an evil trapper is doomed to roam the wilds of Labrador, helping lost travelers to atone for his sins


S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser

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.