The very clever Oona saves her husband, the giant Finn McCool, by outwitting Cuhullin, who seeks to prove that he is the strongest giant in the world by beating Finn. 10,000 first printing.
A collection of twenty traditional tales from various parts of the world, each of whose main character is a strong and resourceful woman.
A boastful strong man learns a lesson harder than his muscles when he encounters one of Nigeria’s superheroes in this Hausa tale which explains the origin of thunder.
The famous poem, taken from The collected poems of Langston Hughes.
The king of the storks grants the drummer three wishes for carrying him across the river.
The sun and the wind test their strength by seeing which of them can cause a man to remove his coat, demonstrating the value of using gentle persuasion rather than force as a means of achieving a goal. In this retelling of a classic fable from Aesop, we learn that being the most forceful does not make you the strongest. Sometimes the greatest strength comes from a place of gentleness.
Josie Jenkins can lift a table, a car, and even a bus with no effort at all. The fame and fortune such incredible powers promise, however, is not what Josie was hoping for from life, and she is happy when the powers suddenly leave her and she can go back to being a carefree schoolgirl.
When his parents disappear on the way back from a Moon vacation, Sam is abducted by evil neighbor Hilda Hardbottom, but manages to hold his own thanks to Splodge, a small alien wayfarer who gives him a shot of invisibility.