Children's Folktales

Folktale collections from traditions all around the world.

Peace Tales Cover Image
ISBN: 9780874837834
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Published: August House Publishers - January 10th, 2006

Discussion-provoking stories for conflict resolution.Maybe it's the king who spills honey, and then says it is not his problem - until it causes a war. Or maybe it's some sandpipers and whales who get into a foolish fight that almost destroys their homes. Perhaps it's the man who thinks that a gun makes him strong or the monkeys who follow their leader into water that's too deep.

Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories Cover Image
By Mark W. McGinnis, Mark McGinnis (Retold by), Mark McGinnis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780834805514
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Weatherhill - November 9th, 2004

Around the beginning of the common era, Indian Buddhists began to collect fables, or jataka tales, illuminating various human virtues and foibles--from kindness, cooperation, loyalty and self-discipline on the one hand to greed, pride, foolishness, and treachery on the other.

Changing Woman and Her Sisters: Stories of Goddesses from Around the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823419999
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Published: Holiday House - March 1st, 2006

A blue-masked gang is trying to destroy Gill park. Everything--fountains, trees, statues--has been spray painted blue. Having returned to Gill Park to attend the Gill Park Gallery School, Willy Wilson finds himself caught up in the struggle to save his park. But the blue-masked gang isn't the only mystery demanding Willy's efforts.

Sister Tricksters: Rollicking Tales of Clever Females Cover Image
ISBN: 9780874837919
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Published: August House Publishers - June 8th, 2006

Rollicking tales of clever females.Everyone remembers the exploits of Br'er Rabbit and his cohorts Br'er Fox, Br'er Possum, and other sly characters. But while these tales were circulating among slaves in the southern United States, another set of stories was passed along just as enthusiastically ... only here the clever tricksters were female.

Earth Care: World Folktales to Talk about Cover Image
ISBN: 9780874837841
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Published: August House Publishers - December 28th, 2005

Highlight the environment with these thought-provoking stories and activities Our relationship to the planet earth is at the heart of the single largest problem we face today. We have a choice: hurt mother earth and we hurt ourselves; care for the earth and we reap its bounty. People from ancient times have always known this and have expressed it in their traditional stories.

Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152020477
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2000

These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines--and not one damsel in distress From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed.

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales Cover Image
ISBN: 9780590473705
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Blue Sky Press - November 1st, 1995

In the tradition of Hamilton's The People Could Fly and In the Beginning, a dramatic new collection of 25 compelling tales from the female African American storytelling tradition. Each story focuses on the role of women--both real and fantastic--and their particular strengths, joys and sorrows. Full-color illustrations.

The Barefoot Book of Pirates [With CD] (Barefoot Paperback) Cover Image
By Richard Walker (Retold by), Olwyn Whelan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781841481319
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Published: Barefoot Books - September 1st, 2004

This swashbuckling collection of pirate tales is brimful with drama and adventure on the high seas. Young children will meet fierce characters such as the captain in the German tale, Kobold and the Pirates; others, like young Mochimitsu in the Japanese tale, are friendly and funny. They will also meet the infamous Grace O'Malley, one of Ireland's most feared pirates.