Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented. How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy’s stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by a simple explanation of the solution, while notes at the back of the book describe the origins of these classic mysteries.
- ISBN: 9780440843962
- Author: Shannon, George
- Illustrator: Sis, Peter
- Published: 1991 , The Trumpet Club
- Themes: cleverness, problem, Puzzles, solution
- Descriptors: Folklore and Fairy Tales, Intermediate (ages 9-14), International, Mystery and Thriller, Picture Book
- No. of pages: 58