The king, who loves adventures, is imprisoned during one of his journeys. But when the queen dets out to find her husband, she must travel in disguise. This is a story of ingenuity from medieval Russia.
After a king dies, the queen and her daughters leave the castle and must work hard to survive. A giant steals from their garden, and then steals the daughters.
Day after day, a poor young girl discovers a lion who needs her help. In time, her care for the lion-in-need and her dreams of a better life intersect.
When a princess learns a terrible secrete about the man she loves, she marries him in spite of the news. Her devotion pays off when she is granted a wish.
The Lord of Luchow was a kind man. But he and his people are threatened with war. A loyal servant finds a way to protect his master and bring peace to the lands.
The emperor forbids the keeping of wild animals, so Issa's orphaned bear cub must be kept hidden. Unwilling to part with his unusual pet, Issa uses bonsai techniques to keep the bear from growing. Eventually, however, he must allow the bear to return to its true nature.
The greedy Leprechaun King has locked away all the luck in Ireland and the whole country has fallen in to despair. Through clever charades, Fiona outwits the Leprechaun King and restores luck to the land. Luminous illustrations add to the magic and wonder of this original folktale.