Un hombre rico llega a América para buscar en la selva una ciudad repleta de riquezas. ¿Como terminará la aventura del ambicioso Juan Pin que quería tener oro sin fin?
Esta es una fábula acerca de la bondad y la misericordia. Si el león le hace un favor al ratón, ¿será posible que la bondad sea devuelta algún día?
Dos primos viven en lugares muy distintos: la ciudad y el campo. ¿Qué lugar es mejor?
¡Un joven pobre y hambriento tiene que pagar por el simple hecho de oler una sopa! ¡Aquí viene Hodja al rescate! ¿Qué hará para ayudar al joven?
Este cuento de los indios Lakotas habla sobre Iktomi, un embaucador muy perezoso que no quiere tomarse la molestia de cazar para comer. ¿Muskrat le dará una lección?
¡A Annie, la piloto que hace justicia, no le gustan los abusos! ¡Descubre cómo ella les hizo pagar a tres abusadores!
El héroe de los vaqueros Pecos Bill tiene un verdadero amor y esa es Sluefoot Sue. Él la ve por primera vez cuando ella cabalga en un bagre por el Rio Grande.
La leyenda cuenta que los colibríes comían peces. En este cuento del por qué escucharás la explicación de por qué los colibríes actualmente sólo beben néctar.
Los ratones convocan una reunión importante. Deben encontrar la manera de protegerse del gato de la casa. Un ratón tiene una gran idea. Pero ¿quién le pone el cascabel al gato?
Hace mucho tiempo los seres humanos podían comer bocados del delicioso cielo siempre que querían. Pero pronto el cielo tuvo que hacer algunos cambios.
Este cuento exagerado afroamericano habla de John Henry, un hombre tan grande como un roble vestido de overol. ¡Lee sobre el más forzudo constructor de ferrocarriles en el este, el oeste, el norte y el sur!
¿Sabes por qué todas las ardillas rayadas tienen tres rayas largas en el lomo? Este cuento del porqué explica de manera muy creativa cómo las obtuvieron
El silencio de la naturaleza, ¿te aburre o te da tranquilidad? En esta fábula, el tucán y la tortuga deben decidir al respecto.
The jaguar gets angry when all of the animals in the jungle create a ruckus. The otter says he isn't afraid and continues to make noise. What will happen?
Dos dioses quieren gobernar una ciudad. Se organiza un concurso para decidir quién es el ganador. ¿El que resulte vencido será un buen perdedor?
Qué tal que te dieran de regalo una caja cerrada con candado? ¿Qué tal que te dijeran que nunca la abrieras? Pandora recibió de Zeus un regalo cerrado con candado. ¿Se fijará qué hay adentro?
Un sapo grande y cabezón vive burlándose y ofendiendo a todos los animales a su alrededor. Hasta que un buen día, por molestar a una pequeña hormiga aprende una gran lección.
This book introduces readers to Greek mythology, presents legendary characters and stories, and shows how Greek myths have influenced our culture. Readers are engaged with historical content while sharpening their skills at analyzing images and identifying evidence.
Long ago Beaver did not look like he does now. Yes, he had two very large front teeth, but his tail was not wide and flat. It was thick with silky fur. Vain Beaver is inordinately proud of his glorious tail. When he's not bragging about his tail, Beaver spends his time grooming it, while the other woodland creatures go about their business of finding food and shelter for their families. Eventually Beaver's boasting drives away his friends and he is left on his own. But when his tail is flattened in an accident (of his own making), Beaver learns to value its new shape and seeks to make amends with his friends. Based on an Ojibwe legend.
A beautiful tale of the painted turtle Makinauk, his animal friends, and their discovery of new lands and long-lasting friendship.
Long, long ago, the ancient people of the forest gathered around warm fires and told the tale of a time long past, when the land known as "Michigane" was covered with ice and snow. For thousands of years the cruel North Wind ruled the land North of Up North, chasing away the gentle, benevolent winds from the East, West and South. Winter stayed the whole year round, so nothing could live in Michigane. Not until an old warrior and a young boy traveled through the frigid cold with nothing but warm hearts and an old pair of mittens was there hope that the frozen land would eventually come to life.Trinka Hakes Noble is the noted author of numerous award-winning picture books including The Scarlet Stockings Spy, the ever-popular Jimmy's Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (both featured on Reading Rainbow). Her many awards include ALANotable Children's Book, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Learning: The Year's Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections. Trinka makes her home in Bernardsville, New Jersey. The Legend of Michigan is the 20th book that Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated for Sleeping Bear Press. His other titles include The Legend of Sleeping Bear, the #1 Midwest bestselling Legend of the Petoskey Stone, and Texas Bluebonnet runner-up Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot. Gijsbert and his family live in Bath, Michigan.
Around the world Santa Claus has many names. But in a deep, swampy bayou of Louisiana, he's known as Papa Nol. In such a hot and humid place, there can be no sleds or reindeer, so Papa Nol rides the river in a boat that's pulled by eight alligators, with a snowy white one named Nicollette in the lead. On this particular Christmas Eve, it's so foggy on the river that even Nicollette's magical glowing-green eyes may not be enough to guide Papa Nol. The alligators are tired, grumpy and bruised from banging into cypress trees, and Papa is desperate to get all the gifts to the little children. Well, "quicker than a snake shimmies down the river," the clever Cajun people come up with a solution that saves the day. A colorfully inventive Christmas tale, Papa Nol is a lesson in fast thinking, as well as a witty introduction to a part of America that's rich in folklore and legend.
It started with a mother's love... Fleeing from a forest fire, a mother bear urges her two cubs into the watery shelter of a vast body of water. Though it will be difficult, she knows if they can swim across to the opposite shore, they will be safe. With calls of encouragement and steadfast love, Mother Bear guides her cubs across the great lake, Lake Michigan. And the story of what happens once Mother Bear reaches the far shore becomes the legend behind the natural wonder known as Sleeping Bear Dune. In 1998 writer Kathy-jo Wargin and nature artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen combined their talents to bring The Legend of Sleeping Bear to life. Published to wide acclaim, the book was soon named the Official Children's Book of Michigan.
The fantastic Legend team of Kathy-jo Wargin and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen have another beautiful book to add to the Sleeping Bear and Mackinac Island stories. A Grandmother's love for her grandchildren is magically portrayed in "The Legend of the Loon". A perfect addition to your collection, this book remains true to the heartwarming qualities you've come to expect from these legendary storytellers.
The young maiden Leelinau is forbidden from going into the Spirit Wood. But Leelinau so enjoys her time spent there with the Pukwudjinees (the tiny fairies of the forest) that she risks playing with them time and time again. The legend explores the resistance many of us harbor of entering adulthood. This is the fifth title written by Kathy-jo Wargin and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen in our Legend series which currently has 400,000 copies in print. The Legend of the Sleeping Bear, the title that began the series, is the official State of Michigan childrens's book. "Leelinau was so happy to be in the Spirit Wood once again that she began to dance all around. Then she sat down amidst a mess of large tree roots that fit like a chair made just for her. But this time, as she sat there to rest, she heard strange whispers. At first, Leelinau thought it sounded like baby robins trying to catch their first breaths, or ferns being tossed back and forth in the wind. But Leelinau wasn't quite sure, so she listened more carefully. She heard more whispers, and then voices. Leelinau became frightened. Her heart pounded like a large drum in her chest, and her throat felt tight and narrow."