One winter night, the shadows are interrupted at their games as the Shadowland watchman sees a poor little match girl standing barefoot in the snow in a town in the real world. Deserting his post, he dashes to her rescue, lighting match after match to keep the girl warm. But matches bring shadows, and soon […]
A wordless story about the activities of a family one night when no one can sleep.
Simple text and photographs present some of the parts of the human body, including eyes, nose, hands, legs, and toes.
Using a traditional technique called storyknifing, two Yupik Eskimo sisters share a story about the mice that made a nest out of tinsel from the Christmas tree.
A poem based on ancient legends about the northern lights from people who associated the fiery illuminations with animals, ghosts, dancers, and raging battles.
When Pedrito replaces, from his own earnings, money he has lost, his mother decides that he is finally big enough for some of his father’s earnings to be used towards buying him a bicycle.
A poor husband and wife ask their rich neighbor to be godfather of their child, and once they are compadres, prey upon his pride and extravagance to trick him out of his fortune.
After tricking Tiger into leaving the soup he has been cooking, Anansi the spider eats the soup himself and manages to put the blame on the monkeys.
When a poor Irish peddler follows the instructions given to him by Saint Patrick in a dream, his life is greatly changed.
The king offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to the young man who can produce three perfect peaches.