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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.

Understanding Indian Myths

Colin Hynson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191120

This interesting title examines the mythology and folklore of India, and discusses its importance in Hinduism. The greatest myths of India, drawn from the sacred texts and traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, are presented. The Indian gods and goddesses portrayed in this colorful mythology are creators and protectors, but often they are also warriors and destroyers, particularly when fighting demons. Supported by beautiful Indian artworks and full-color photography, the text shows readers how these ancient tales helped Indians explain creation, birth, death, love, and the purpose of humans' earthly life. Topics include: Vishnu, preserver of the universe Shiva, the destroyer Asuras, demons or anitgods

Understanding Mesoamerican Myths

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191137

This interesting books describes the mythology of Mesoamerica, which encompasses the general region of Central America. A mixture of myths from many cultures, including the Aztecs and the Mayans, these stories about the creation of the world and the afterlife helped these ancient cultures explain what was happening in their world. Topics featured include: Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec creator god Huitzilopochtli, the supreme god of Tenochtitlanthe capital city of the Aztec empire Maya hieroglyphic writing

Understanding Native American Myths

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191144

Explore the rich worldview of Native North American tribes through their myths and legends. Tales originating from various tribes functioned in a number of important ways: they explained the story of creation, described the relationship of humans to the rest of the universe, and preserved the sacred history of the tribe. In addition, myths and storytelling helped Native Americans pass on knowledge related to hunting, fishing, farming, healing the sick, and dealing with conflict or disaster. This book also places their mythology in historical context, for example, connecting earth myths with the Native Americans' real-life, tragic struggle to preserve their lands. Topics include: the Great Mystery animal guides the four directions

Understanding Norse Myths

Brian Williams (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191151

In this captivating book, readers are introduced to the mythology that reflects the religious beliefs and social practices of the Scandinavian people and the fearsome Vikings. Readers learn about the great Norse gods and the Nine Worlds. They will also discover how the physical geography of Scandinavia influenced their mythology. Topics include: Ragnark, the prophecy of battles ending in death for many heroes Beowulf, a legendary king Fenrir, the wolf

Ten of the Best God and Goddess Stories

David West David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177353

Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of powerful gods and goddesses in mythology clashing with each other and with humans. Myths include: Pandora opening the box that releases the evils of humanity, and King Midas whose touch turned everything to gold, from Greek mythology; Ganesha, the god with the elephant head, from Indian mythology; Thors Hammer, from Norse mythology; mighty Glooscap and the baby Wasis from Native American mythology; and the god Horus taking back the throne of Egypt, from Egyptian mythology. 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.

El rey Midas y el toque de oro

Laura Layton Strom (author), Kirk Parrish (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478836247

En este recuento del mito griego, el rey Midas ama el oro mas que a nada en el mundo entero o, por lo menos, eso es lo que el piensa.

Medusa (Spanish)

Laura Layton Strom (author), Stefania Bisacco (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827740

Averigua que sucede cuando una joven llamada Medusa alardea demasiado. Te parece que el castigo es justo?

Iktomi y Muskrat

Amanda Jenkins (author), Anthony Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478836131

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 dara una leccion?

La piloto Annie hace justicia

Antonio Blane (author), Dwight Francis (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478836162

A Annie, la piloto que hace justicia, no le gustan los abusos! Descubre como ella les hizo pagar a tres abusadores!

Pecos Bill y Sluefoot Sue

Antonio Blane (author), Garry Colby (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478836179

El heroe de los vaqueros Pecos Bill tiene un verdadero amor y esa es Sluefoot Sue. el la ve por primera vez cuando ella cabalga en un bagre por el Rio Grande.

Por que el cielo esta lejos

Antonio Blane (author), Gerardo Suzan and A Corazon Abierto (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827627

Hace mucho tiempo los seres humanos podian comer bocados del delicioso cielo siempre que querian. Pero pronto el cielo tuvo que hacer algunos cambios.

John Henry (Spanish)

Antonio Blane (author), Michael Kress-Russick and Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827634

Este cuento exagerado afroamericano habla de John Henry, un hombre tan grande como un roble vestido de overol. Lee sobre el mas forzudo constructor de ferrocarriles en el este, el oeste, el norte y el sur!

Como obtuvo sus rayas la ardilla rayada

Brooke Harris (author), Julia Patton (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827641

Sabes por que todas las ardillas rayadas tienen tres rayas largas en el lomo? Este cuento del porque explica de manera muy creativa como las obtuvieron.

El toucan y la tortuga

Yanitzia Canetti (author), Louise Pigott (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827658

El silencio de la naturaleza, te aburre o te da tranquilidad? En esta fabula, el tucan y la tortuga deben decidir al respecto.

El jaguar y la nutria

Yanitzia Canetti (author), Andrew Rowland (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827665

Hace mucho tiempo los seres humanos podian comer bocados del delicioso cielo siempre que querian. Pero pronto el cielo tuvo que hacer algunos cambios.

Neptuno y Minerva

Laura Layton Strom (author), Kirk Parrish (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827672

Dos dioses quieren gobernar una ciudad. Se organiza un concurso para decidir quien es el ganador. El que resulte vencido sera un buen perdedor?

Pandora (Spanish)

Laura Layton Strom (author), Stefania Bisacco (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827696

Que tal que te dieran de regalo una caja cerrada con candado? Que tal que te dijeran que nunca la abrieras? Pandora recibio de Zeus un regalo cerrado con candado. Se fijara que hay adentro?

What We Get From Roman Mythology

Margaret Mincks (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631889479

This book introduces readers to Roman mythology, presents legendary characters and stories, and shows how Roman myths have influenced our culture. Readers are engaged with historical content while sharpening their skills at analyzing images and identifying evidence.

What We Get From Celtic Mythology

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631889424

This book introduces readers to Celtic mythology, presents legendary characters and stories, and shows how Celtic myths have influenced our culture. Readers are engaged with historical content while sharpening their skills at analyzing images and identifying evidence.

What We Get From Chinese Mythology

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631889431

This book introduces readers to Chinese mythology, presents legendary characters and stories, and shows how Chinese myths have influenced our culture. Readers are engaged with historical content while sharpening their skills at analyzing images and identifying evidence.

What We Get From Egyptian Mythology

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631889448

This book introduces readers to Egyptian mythology, presents legendary characters and stories, and shows how Egyptian myths have influenced our culture. Readers are engaged with historical content while sharpening their skills at analyzing images and identifying evidence.

What We Get From Greek Mythology

Katherine Krieg (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631889455

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.

What We Get From Norse Mythology

Katherine Krieg (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631889462

This book introduces readers to Norse mythology, presents legendary characters and stories, and shows how Norse myths have influenced our culture. Readers are engaged with historical content while sharpening their skills at analyzing images and identifying evidence.

The Legend of the Beaver's Tail

Stephanie Shaw (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621350

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.