Around the world each night, parents tell stories to children as they put them to bed. Margaret Read MacDonald a folklorist, storyteller, and children’s librarian uses bedtime tales in the daytime to end her story hours on a calm note.
The town of Hamelin is infested with rats. The people are at their wits’ end. Then a strange man arrives at the town gates…The Pied Piper promises to help rid the town of the rats. But will they keep their promise to pay him? This classic version of the traditional tale is beautifully brought to life by Maren Briswalter’s gentle, charming illustrations.
Jabut’s shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet. But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabut sometimes played. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabut there . . . all the while plotting a trick of his own.
A mouse deer and a tortoise trick some hungry crocodiles into helping them cross a river but fail to plan for their getting back.
The author of Nanny Goat and the Seven Little Kids offers a new version of the classic folktale about a runaway gingerbread man.