This Italian folk tale describes how the king finally realizes the value of his youngest daughter's gift.
The sons of a Vietnamese farmer learn a valuable lesson about the "treasure" in their rice field.
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.
This celestial dancer provides herbs to help cure Jiko's mother.
Mother and Father Crow find a way to protect their babies from a huge black snake.
Michael O'Donnell learns that wealth will not solve all problems.
In this Norwegian folktale Halvor discovers what treasure his mother would like best.
In this Kumeyaay legend, a young mother gets help for her people from an unexpected source.
In this Japanese folktale, discover what is the secret behind a young girl's beautiful woven fabric.
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.
A clever fox saves his own life by convincing Tiger that he Fox is the King of All Animals in this Chinese folk tale.
In this Pueblo Indian bedtime story listeners have to figure out if Salamander and River Frog get the sniffles.
In this folk tale from the Bahamas, Sister Felice outwits some tricky thieves.
Folktale about husband and wife learning to think before speaking.
After the Creator throws a lightning bolt and injures Great Eagle's foot and feathers, Small Eagle helps his friend by providing fish to eat until Great Eagle's spirit is able to heal both body and soul.
Little Fish learns to jump over the rocks so she can follow Old One, who has come to lead the rainbow trout to warmer waters before the river freezes.
This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind ships and sites at sea around the world that are reported to be haunted. From disastrous voyages and missing ships to ghostly sailors and other creatures, narrative text weaves paranormal tales for readers. Historical records and eyewitness accounts are the evidence for the debunked or unexplained stories.
This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind churches and graveyards around the world that are reported to be haunted. From ghosts that rise above their final resting places to spooky paranormal occurrences inside holy places, readers will learn about the debunked and unexplained stories. Eyewitness accounts and historical records support the narrative style and allow readers to evaluate evidence for themselves.
This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind towns and villages around the world that are reported to be haunted. Narrative stories of haunted houses, disaster sites, and spooky streets are told in this engaging book. Readers will examine eyewitness accounts and historical records of the debunked and unexplained tales, and decide for themselves if the evidence proves that villagers and townspeople did live among ghosts.
This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind woods and caves around the world that are reported to be haunted. Readers will examine eyewitness accounts and historical records of ghostly beings, paranormal creatures, and other occurrences in the natural world. A narrative style weaves the terrifying tales, and clear text lays out the debunked and unexplained occurrences.
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.
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.
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.
A high-interest inquiry into the possible existence of aliens, emphasizing reported sightings and stories as well as scientific investigations and unsolved mysteries.
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.