The biblical tale of the young shepherd who uses a slingshot to do battle with a giant and eventually becomes a king.
Three tales of Compere Lapin who practices his tricks among the Creoles and the Cajuns of the Louisiana bayou.
Explains how long ago a self-absorbed snake became responsible for the hyena’s spots, the lion’s mane, the monkey’s chattering, the ostrich’s speed, and its own unique shape.
When seven-year-old Ali’s greedy pet steals cherries from the wicked Sultan for whom his father keeps carrier pigeons, Ali is given three days to find 600 new cherries or his father will be thrown into the deep, dark oubliette. Includes facts about carrier pigeons and the sultan on whom this story is based, as well […]
Sheherezade, daughter of King Shahryar’s advisor, tells her husband a different story every night to keep the king from killing her.
From A for Asia to Z for Zen, the alphabet arrangement provides a panoramic introduction to the geography, culture, holidays, traditions, and animals of the area that is home to more than one-half of the world’s population.
Eleven fairy tales by the master storyteller are retold in a voice that is fresh and inventive and yet always true to the spirit of Andersen. The jaunty, playful illustrations add to the fun, bringing out with humor and verve all the childlike aspects of the tales.
When Ivan the Fool meets Baba Yaga, the witch of Russian folklore fame, on a day that has begun badly for her, he outwits her by making dirt soup, getting a fine, fat pig in the bargain.
Retells, in easy text, of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s plot to hold an archery contest in order to capture the outlaw Robin Hood, but Robin and his band of merry men arrive in disguise with a plan of their own.
Presents an illustrated collection of Aesop’s fables interwoven with Father Fox’s own unique interpretations of the stories.