The Painted Wall And Other Strange Tales (Aesop Accolades (Awards))

Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Language Arts, Grades K-6 Novels. Selected as one of four recipients of the 2004 Aesop Accolade. Selected by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association as one of the PSLA YA Top Forty Fiction Titles 2003. At about the time the Grimm Brothers were gathering their famous collection of folk stories and fairy tales in Europe, in China a similar collection of almost five hundred stories had just been compiled by the scholar Pu Sing-ling. Drawing on oral and written sources, he called his collection of the strange and wondrous Strange Tales from a Studio of Leisure. The fruits of his life’s work become immensely popular with storytellers who performed the stories in teahouses, where rapt audiences would sit for half a day drinking tea and listening to tales of ghosts, fox fairies, and other wonders. Almost unknown in the West, the stories are given new life in this important work by the masterful Michael Bedard.

La Canción Del Coquí Y Otros Cuentos De Puerto Rico

Three Puerto Rican stories include the title story, which represents the land’s indigenous Tainos; the tale of la Guinea, which is rooted in the nation’s African culture; and la Mula’s tale, a story of Spanish origin.

The Robber Baby: Stories From The Greek Myths

Here in all their majesty and magic are some of the myths about the gods and goddesses worshiped in ancient Greece and, later, Rome. This is a superbly retold collection illustrated with charm and wit, a book for readers of all ages to read, reread, and treasure. Full color.

Wolf Stories: Myths And True Life Tales From Around The World

A beautifully illustrated collection of stories from cultures around the world, where the wolf is a hero, not a villain. Anecdotes of personal experiences where wolves have played heroic roles in dramatic situations give a basis of reality to the fictional pieces. 24 line drawings.

Not One Damsel In Distress: World Folktales For Strong Girls

These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines–and not one damsel in distress! From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed.
Drawing from diverse cultures around the world, renowned author Jane Yolen celebrates the smart, strong, and sassy heroines of legend and lore in a collection that will encourage bravery in every girl.