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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.

Tales of Heroes

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990283

Offers young readers a look at Jason, King Arthur, and other heroes of myth, history, and literature.

Tales of Latin America

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990313

Extend cultural boundaries with this collection of fantastic folktales and legends from Latin America.

Ten of the Best Mythical Hero Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177377

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 of the Best Witch and Sorcerer Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177391

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 of the Best Animal Myths

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177322

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.