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Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue

Antonio Blane (author), Garry Colby (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691831

Cowboy hero Pecos Bill has one true love and that is Sluefoot Sue. He first sees her when she is riding a catfish down the Rio Grande.

Neptune and Minerva

Laura Layton Strom (author), Kirk Parrrish (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691770

What happens when two gods from Greek mythology want to rule a town? The townspeople are afraid of a fight between two powerful gods. A contest is set to decide the winner.

How Rabbit Lost His Tail

Cynthia Swain (author), Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691794

Have you ever seen a fluffy bunny tail? They are puffy like cotton balls. Did you know rabbits used to have long tails like squirrels?

Why the Sky Is Far Away

Antonio Blane (author), Gerardo Suzán, A Corazón Abierto (illustrators)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691749

In this Nigerian pourquoi tale, long ago people could take bites of the delicious sky whenever they wanted to. People gobbled and gobbled and gobbled the sky. Soon the sky had to make some changes.

Iktomi and Muskrat

Amanda Jenkins (author), Andrew Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691756

This is a Lakota Indian tale about Iktomi, a lazy trickster who cannot be bothered to hunt for himself. Instead, he plays tricks and steals rather than earn an honest living. Will Muskrat teach him a lesson?

Medusa

Laura Layton Strom (author), Stefania Bisacco (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691763

Medusa brags and brags about her beauty. She loves to look in the mirror. She loves to tell others that she is the prettiest. Find out what happens when a young lady spends all of her time bragging.

John Henry

Antonio Blane (author), Michael Kress-Russick (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691718

This African American tall tale tells of John Henry, who was as big as an oak tree in overalls! He is famous as the strongest railroad worker in the East, West, North, and South. Read about the hardest worker that ever was!

The Hodja and the Soup

Jeffrey B. Fuerst (author), Bill Greenhead (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691671

A poor, hungry man has to pay for simply smelling soup! Here comes the wise Turkish folk hero Hodja to the rescue. What will he do to help?

Paul Bunyan

Laura Layton Strom (author), Jack Snider (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691695

Paul Bunyan was the biggest baby boy ever born! At one week old he had to wear his father's clothes! And he continued to grow!

How Chipmunk Got Its Stripes

Brooke Harris (author), Juan Bautista, Juan Oliver (illustrators)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691701

Do you know why all chipmunks have three stripes down their backs? This pourquoi tale gives a creative explanation as to how this happened. This tale originated with the Seneca Indians.

The Boy and the North Wind: A Tale from Norway

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Laura Jacobsen (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529567

When the north wind blows away the flour carried by a baker's young son, he sets out on a journey to insist it be returned. This Norwegian tale shows the value of perseverance nd gifts of nature.

Kumba and Kambili: A Tale from Mali

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Keith D. Shepherd (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529581

When a village is terrorized by a lion, the hunter Kambili wishes to track down the beast. But his wife Kumba warns that the lion is an evil wizard. This is an adaptation of a Malinke story.

The Tale of the Oki Islands: A Tale from Japan

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Hiromitsu Yokota (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529628

Tokoyo is devoted to her father who has been banished by the emperor. She goes in search of him, and in the process kills a sea dragon, breaking an evil spell.

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Diane Marwood, Gabriele Antonini (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180438

Grasshopper thinks Ant should stop working so hardbut what will happen when winter comes?

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Elizabeth Adams, Daniel Howarth (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180445

The shepherd boy shouts "Wolf!" when he gets bored. What will happen when a real wolf comes?

The Lion and the Mouse

Diane Marwood, Anni Axworthy (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180469

When Mouse wakes up Lion he's in big trouble! But one day, Lion might need Mouse's help

How the Camel got his Hump

Stefania Colnaghi Robert James (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180414

Camel is the laziest animal on Earth. And he's also very rude! Can the desert god teach him a lesson he'll never forget?

How the Elephant got its Trunk

Robert James, Garyfallia Leftheri (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180421

Elephant's child never stops asking questions. And when he asks what Crocodile eats for dinner, he gets a big surprise!

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale

Nancy Kelly Allen (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628552348

Why are ravens black? Why do screech owl eyes look red in light? How did we get fire? You'll find the answers to those questions in this retelling of a Cherokee "pour quoi" folktale. The earth was cold and dark but the animals could see fire coming from the tree on the island. They tried to fly or swim to the island to bring back the fire heat and light. What happened to some of the animals? Which animal brought it back and how?

A Tale of Two Frogs

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

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838121

In this delightful story of perseverance and survival from Russia, two frog sisters learn the truth of that old saying, "It ain't over til it's over," or, "The opera isn't over until the fat frog sinks."

The Drum

Rob Cleveland (author), Baird Hoffmire (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838022

In this story from India, a poor boy's dream of having a drum takes him on an unlikely journey of discovery. He meets several people who guide him along the way. In time, he learns to make his own "magic" in this world.

Rooster's Night Out

Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss (author), Baird Hoffmire (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838268

In this chain story from Cuba, Rooster learns that he needs a lot of help from his friends to get cleaned up in time for Heron's party. Then the real fun begins.

The Stolen Smell

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

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838381

In this story from Peru, we meet a baker who is so stingy that he wants to charge people just for smelling his baked goods. When the baker takes his case to court, the wise judge decides to teach the greedy man a well-deserved lesson.

Magic Pot

Pleasant DeSpain (author), Tom Wrenn (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838275

In this story from China, when a woodcutter finds a magic pot that makes two of everything that he puts inside of it, he thinks all of his troubles have disappeared! Or have his troubles merely doubled?

The Ogre Bully

Aaron Hoffmire (author), Aaron Hoffmire (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838039

In this story, a farmer and his wife match wits with a large, mean-spirited ogre. If they cant outwit him, they will end up with no crops of their own to eat or sell. This whimsically drawn story is based on an old Swedish folktale.