Here are entered, regardless of language, collections of Canadian traditional or folkloric narratives that often deal with the supernatural and are primarily told for the amusement of children. Such collections associated with a particular ethnic group, etc., are assigned the heading for the group with subdivision Folklore, and, if appropriate, an additional heading Fairy tales with the appropriate geographical subdivision to indicate location of the group or setting of the narratives, e.g.: 1. Canadians, French-speaking--Folklore. 2. Fairy tales--Québec (Province).
Here are entered, regardless of language, collections of Canadian traditional or folkloric narratives which are for the most part fictional, often deal with the supernatural, and are told primarily for entertainment. Works discussing such tales are entered under this heading with subdivision History and criticism. Collections of such tales designed primarily for children are entered under Fairy tales--Canada. Collections of such tales associated with an ethnic group are entered under the heading for the group with subdivision Folklore, with an additional entry under Tales with the appropriate geographic subdivision, e.g. : 1. Acadians--Folklore. 2. Tales--Maritime Provinces.Collections of traditional narratives often dealing with the supernatural but generally regarded by their tellers as true are entered under Legends--Canada. Collections of true literary (non-folkloric) narratives are entered under the appropriate literary headings, e.g. Canadian fiction; Ghost stories, Canadian; Short stories, Canadian.