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Scaredy Rabbit: An East Indian Folktale

Marilyn Bolchunos (author) Liisa Chauncy Guida (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389546

A fearful rabbit is convinced the earth is caving in.

Sharing the Wheat

Nina Jaffe (author) Johanna van der Sterre (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682387849

This Middle Eastern folktale tells the story of two farmers who help each other with very funny consequences.

Peacock and Crow

Lana Krumwiede (author) Uma Krishnaswamy (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682387818

Long ago all birds had white feathers. This folk tale from Thailand is the story of how peacocks and crows got their colors.

Sky Bear's Gift

Nina Jaffe (author) S. D. Nelson (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682387856

This Ojibwa folk tale describes the musical sounds of rain and thunder.

A Dress for the Moon

Indira Krishnan (author) Uma Krishnasamy (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682387337

In this Indian folk tale, the moon teaches a valuable lesson to a boastful tailor.

Maureen's Harp

Teresa Bateman (author) Don Daily (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384961

The leprechaun king deals with Maureen's selfish greedy sisters.

Dear as Salt

Maria Gianferrari (author) David Galchutt (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384732

This Italian folk tale describes how the king finally realizes the value of his youngest daughter's gift.

Treasure in the Field

Marilyn Bolchunos (author) Cheryl Kirk Noll (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381304

The sons of a Vietnamese farmer learn a valuable lesson about the "treasure" in their rice field.

The Tailor's Wish

Dorothy Leon (author) Phil Smith (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380567

A poor tailor earns the tsar's approval when he not only makes a beautiful coat for the tsarina but also outwits the greedy palace guards.

The Tennin's Robe

Phillis Gershator (author) Cheryl Kirk Noll (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380598

This celestial dancer provides herbs to help cure Jiko's mother.

The Unwelcome Neighbor

Santhini Govindan (author) Barbara Knutson (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380628

Mother and Father Crow find a way to protect their babies from a huge black snake.

What Gold Brings

Teresa Bateman (author) Lane Yerkes (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380659

Michael O'Donnell learns that wealth will not solve all problems.

The Most Valuable Treasure

T.V. Padma (author) Alex Zaretser (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380529

In this Norwegian folktale Halvor discovers what treasure his mother would like best.

The Woman in the Moon

Jeannie Beck (author) Katie Flindall (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380635

In this Kumeyaay legend, a young mother gets help for her people from an unexpected source.

The White Crane

Marilyn Bolchunos (author) Dennis McDermott (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381298

In this Japanese folktale, discover what is the secret behind a young girl's beautiful woven fabric.

Clever Hodja Foolish Hodja

Gale Sypher Jacob (author) Allan Eitzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380147

In this tale from Turkey Hodja outwits the conqueror Tamerlane, and then on the same day tries to "rescue" the moon from the bottom of his well.

King of All Animals

Vashanti Rahaman (author) Allan Eitzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380284

A clever fox saves his own life by convincing Tiger that he Fox is the King of All Animals in this Chinese folk tale.

The Grandfather's Story

Teresa Pijoan (author) Dyanne Strongbow (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380499

In this Pueblo Indian bedtime story listeners have to figure out if Salamander and River Frog get the sniffles.

Chickcharnies and Guava Duff

Christina R. Chilcote (author) JoAnn E. Kitchel (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380130

In this folk tale from the Bahamas, Sister Felice outwits some tricky thieves.

The Woodcutter's Wishes: A European Folktale

Retold by Callie Ross (author) Valerio Fabbretti (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643039978

Folktale about husband and wife learning to think before speaking.

Priceless Gifts

Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss (author), John Kanzler (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874837889

A humorous retelling of an Italian tale in which a Genoese merchant, richly rewarded for solving an irritating problem for the king of the Spice Islands, causes a greedy rival to try and gain a fortune in the same way.

The Well of Truth: a folktale from Egypt

Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss (author), Tom Wrenn (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838800

When Goat, Rooster, and Donkey decide to try their hand at farming, Donkey learns the price of being greedy and discovers that the truth will always come out in the end.

Tell Me a Story: Family Folklore

Gus Snedeker (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422292532

Does your family have a favorite holiday meal? What are your birthday traditions? Do the older people in your family tell stories about their childhood and what life was like when they were young? All these are parts of family folklore. Tell Me a Story will help you better understand: what family is; the ways the generations are linked together; how families relate to each other; and how families pass along a heritage for the future. We get strength from our family's past, and this sort of folklore also gives us hope for the future.

Bigfoot

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608039

A high-interest inquiry into the possible existence of North America’s forest-dwelling Bigfoot, emphasizing reported sightings and seekers as well as footprint analyses.

Fairies

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608053

A high-interest inquiry into the possible existence of magical fairies, emphasizing reported sightings and stories as well as investigations into fairy rings.