Hundreds of years ago, Slavic peoples lived in scattered villages far from the light and warmth of the big cities. In that time, myths, traditions and folk tales were passed down from generation to generation.
The Slavs believed that mysterious creatures inhabited the forests, mountains, field and lakes around them. As centuries went by, enchanting fairytales were born, creating a still-living mythology full of magical tales.
This is one of them.
The Laughing Prince
Jugoslav Folk and Fairy Tales
Notes: Contains 14 folktales of the Slavic people. As the author of this book states in the preface, these folk and fairy tales do not relate only to the people inhabiting the lands of ex-Yugoslavia, but rather to all Slavic people (Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Ukraine).
Author: Parker Fillmore
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace And Company, USA