Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe. Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos. Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology. Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts.