This book is a collection of 55 folktales that feature supernatural abilities. These tales represent powers - from invisibility to shape-shifting - which people have dreamed of, conjured up, and strived for through the ages. Many of the powers are present in popular culture, making the superheroes who wield them the direct descendants of characters such as the princess who could see through walls or the invulnerable Isfandiyar.
Csenge Virag Zalka is a Hungarian storyteller and author, currently studying in the USA as a Fulbright student. Her main areas of work are historical fiction, oral traditions, and popular culture. She lives in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA.