A retelling in English and Spanish of fifteen traditional tales from a variety of Latin American countries.
Sacred Stories is a priceless collection of thirty-five spellbinding stories from distinctive backgrounds and faiths. Author Marilyn McFarlane takes you on a respectful, engaging, and educational journey through seven major belief systems:
Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Native American, Sacred Earth.
Enhanced by beautiful illustrations and intriguing facts, Sacred Stories draws from a rich storehouse of history, tradition, and symbols of humanity’s deepest needs and longings. Each captivating story and illustration brings to life the key tenets of a particular belief system, from creation myths to miraculous visions, from gods and goddesses to the Golden Rule. Appealing to young and old alike, Sacred Stories will expand your understanding of human spirituality in all its wonder.
An illustrated collection of twelve folk tales, ten African and two Jewish.
A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various regions of Africa, including “The Man with a Tree on His Head,” “There’s One Day for the Victim,” and “The Two Swindlers.”
From Hercules snake assassin slippers to Arachnes wicked weaver rap songs, these are the mythic monsters and Hellenic heroes that have captured Western culture for centuriesbut a whole lot more fun. Each story showcases the wondrous and blunderful antics of gods and mortals in bright graphics that rival the super-heroic action of The Lightning Thief, burst with the knock-yoursocks- off humor of Jeff Kinney, and still remain unerringly faithful to the original myth. Kids wont be able to resist the bickering sheep, unruly rulers, and undercover details of Amazing Greek Mythswhile teachers, librarians, and parents can relish this new way to share moral messages that remain as relevant today as they were a thousand years ago.
As the Rio Afuá ferry wends its way along the Amazon, Sean Taylor takes in not only the sights and sounds of this extraordinary landscape but also the stories of the people he meets. From sly jaguars and the slowest of sloths to spine-tingling giant serpents and white-suited strangers, his retellings teem with legendary beings, vivid color, earthy comedy, and the mysteries of the rainforest. Together, with Fernando Vilela’s dramatic, color-saturated illustrations, they reveal the Amazon peoples’ beliefs and way of life. Notes and a glossary provide additional information about the region.