I am a teacher wanting to create a book that includes folktales and fables from around the world that teach a lesson. I hope to find several from various cultures that revolve around several themes (honesty, friendship, etc.) The researcher I hire would have to make sure that these stories are either public domain or copywrite free as I will be rewriting them to create my book. I hope to find at least 50 stories (the more cultures/countries and the less known the story, the better). These must be child friendly, with a clear message and not confusing (some of Aesop's fables are just strange!_
All you would have to do is find the stories, verify that they are public domain, and compile a list with the story name, culture, and link to the story.