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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 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.

What Gold Brings

Teresa Bateman (author) Lane Yerkes (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380659

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Latin America

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990313

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

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.

Ten of the Best Giant Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177346

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of giants, who were usually villains being outwitted and defeated by mythological heroes. Myths include: the hero Heracles versus the hated giant Geryon, and Odysseus versus the giant Cyclops Polyphemus, from Greek mythology; the good-natured giant Finn McCool from Celtic mythology; the Mayan twins versus the destructive mountain giant Cabracan, from Mayan mythology; Sedna, the giant goddess of the sea, from Inuit mythology; and the giant Goliath who was slain by David, from the Bible. 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.

Bigfoot in New York City?

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849217

When his neighbor Mrs. Sugarman reports seeing a seven-foot tall monster resembling Big Foot in New York City's Central Park, Cody Smith and his friend Maria Romero set out to investigate the sighting.

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.

Loch Ness Monster

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608060

A high-interest inquiry into the possible existence of Scotland’s water-dwelling Loch Ness Monster, emphasizing reported sightings and stories as well as scientific investigations.

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.

The Fox and the Crow

Diane Marwood, Barbara Nascimbeni (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180452

Crow has some food and clever Fox wants it! Can Fox make Crow drop the food?

Viviana y la leyenda de los Hoodoos

Terry Catass Jennings (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559613

Hace tiempo, los Viejos eran malos. Ellos se bebieron toda el agua, se comieron todos los piñones y no dejaron nada para las otras criaturas. Sinawav, el coyote, los castigó convirtiéndolos en hoodoos rocosos. Ahora, cuando los niños se portan mal, ¡sus Paiute mayores les recuerdan que también ellos podrían convertirse en columnas de roca! Viviana ha escuchado las historias pero, este año mientras ella y su abuela escalan la meseta para recoger piñones, Viviana tiene algo más importante en su mente: tiros de prueba de baloncesto. Cuando Viviana es irrespetuosa con los árboles y con la tierra, su abuela debe recordarle sobre la leyenda de los hoodoos y de cómo la naturaleza ha hecho posible que su gente pueda vivir.

Un caso con sentido común

Songju Ma Daemicke (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558562

Mientras que Ming juega afuera durante un día de verano, el olor a una comida deliciosa llena el aire. ¿Viene de la casa del avaro de Fu Wang? “¿Qué se trae entre manos?”, se pregunta Ming. Para su asombro, Fu Wang exige a todos los vecinos que le paguen por los olores tan placenteros. Cuando los vecinos se niegan, el caso se va a la corte. ¿Cómo va a deliberar el juez en este caso tan inusual? ¿Puede Fu Wang hacer dinero con el sentido del olfato de los vecinos? Un juez inteligente hace uso de otro sentido común para cerrar el caso con una lógica muy acertada y convincente.

Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos

Terry Catass Jennings (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559606

Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos. Now when children misbehave, their Paiute elders remind them that they too could be turned into stone columns! Vivian has heard the stories, but this year as she and her grandmother climb the mesa to pick pine nuts, Vivian has something more important on her mind: basketball tryouts. When Vivian is disrespectful to the trees and the land, her grandmother must remind Vivian of the legend of the hoodoos and how nature has made it possible for her people to live.

A Case of Sense

Songju Ma Daemicke (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558555

While Ming plays outside one summer day, the smell of delicious food fills the air. It is coming from greedy Fu Wangs house, What is he up to? wonders Ming. To his alarm, Fu Wang demands that all the neighbors pay him for the pleasant smells. When the neighbors refuse, the case goes to court. How will the judge rule in this unusual case? Can Fu Wang make money from the neighbors sense of smell? A wise judge makes use of another sense to close the case with clever and convincing logic.

How to Tell a Myth

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196927

A myth is a story that attempts to explain a natural phenomena - such as how the world was created. Myths often include supernatural characters who have extraordinary powers. How To Tell a Myth is an engaging title that introduces readers to myths from around the world and highlights the common elements that make up this genre. Step-by-step instructions help readers create their own myths.

How to Tell a Legend

Janet Stone (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196910

A legend is a story about a hero, a people, or a natural phenomena. Popular legends include King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Blackbeard, and Robin Hood. This exciting new title teaches readers about the common characteristics found in legends from around the world. Engaging writing activities guide readers as they use these characteristics to create their own legends.