In these tales inspired by traditional Indian folktales, Prince Veera and his best friend Suku are given the opportunity to preside over the court of his father, King Bheema. Some of the subjects’ complaints are easy to address, but others are much more challenging. How should they handle the case of the merchant who wants to charge people for enjoying the smells of his sweets? Or settle the dispute between a man who sells a well to a neighbor, but not the water inside? Or solve the mystery of the jewels that have turned into pickles? These eight tales show how Veera and Suku outwit the kingdom’s greediest, wiliest subjects.
A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him…but nice is not the same as good.
From China to Burma, Afghanistan to America, this collection of fourteen familiar and little-known stories tells the tales of sons, brothers, kings, and trolls–men and boys united by a common heroism that comes from strength of character, wisdom, and compassion. These stories show that brains trump brawn every time.
A collection of traditional tales for telling or reading aloud, from such parts of the world as Spain, Russia, and Africa.
Mr. Barleycorn picks a green baby growing on his land, unleashing the incredible power of nature. When zucchinis flower in the kitchen and carrots sprout out of their television, Mr. Barleycorn’s wife insists that the Greenling has to go. But the bounty and beauty of nature have a strange power — the power to bring a whole community together.–Amazon.com.
Two hundred years ago, the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of folk tales, including these thirty much-loved stories of helpful elves; giants who can see into the next land; foolish but goodhearted lads; princesses with golden hair; faithful servants and wicked queens.
This sumptuously illustrated collection of essential Grimm classics includes stories every childhood needs: ‘The Princess and the Frog’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ and dozens more.
Thirty-nine humorous or unusual stories by such authors as Margaret Mahy, Ann Cameron, Hans Christian Andersen, and Roald Dahl.
A collection of folk tales from North Carolina and Virginia for a slightly older audience than that for Chase’s Jack Tales. “The collector of the Jack Tales has brought new joy to children and storytellers in these twenty-four tales and a mummer’s play . . . richly humorous. Colorful mountain speech comes to life.” — School Library Journal, starred review