A fearful rabbit is convinced the earth is caving in.
This Middle Eastern folktale tells the story of two farmers who help each other with very funny consequences.
Long ago all birds had white feathers. This folk tale from Thailand is the story of how peacocks and crows got their colors.
This Ojibwa folk tale describes the musical sounds of rain and thunder.
In this Indian folk tale, the moon teaches a valuable lesson to a boastful tailor.
The leprechaun king deals with Maureen's selfish greedy sisters.
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.
Offers young readers a look at Jason, King Arthur, and other heroes of myth, history, and literature.
Extend cultural boundaries with this collection of fantastic folktales and legends from Latin America.
Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of battles between heroes and powerful opponents. Tales include: Theseus versus the Minotaur, and Perseus versus Medusa, from Greek mythology; Beowulf versus monsters and dragons from Anglo-Saxon mythology; and the Mayan twins versus the lords of the Underworld. Other well-known stories feature Sinbad the Sailor from Arabic literature, and the Swiss hero William Tell. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.
Ten boldly illustrated stories tell folktales and legends from different cultures about characters with magical powers. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.
Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell fables and folktales from different cultures featuring animal characters that often speak and act like humans in order to teach a lesson. Tales include: Anansi the Spider and Mainu the Frog, from African folktales; Brer Rabbit, an African American folktale; Wenebojo and the Buffalo, a Native American legend; the Hare and the Tortoise, a Greek fable; and Androcles and the Lion, a Roman fable. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.