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.
In this folk tale from the Bahamas, Sister Felice outwits some tricky thieves.
People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Tall Tale Stories, readers will read four different exaggerated tales. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
Freya in the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient World series explores the fascinating drama, love stories, and destruction in the myths surrounding the goddess of love and beauty. Book includes history, myths, and a family tree. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.
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.
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.
Ten boldly illustrated stories tell tales from different cultures of legendary creatures, both good and bad. 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.
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.
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.
The illustrations of award-winning artist Roberto Innocenti offer a modern take on the centuries-old tale of an innocent girl in a red riding hood who meets a wicked wolf in the dark woods.