The stories of a Cinderella character go far beyond the familiar tales of Perrault and Grimm. Author Judy Sierra presents 24 versions that represent a broad range of cultures and geographical areas, styles, with variations on the theme of the persecuted heroine (or occasionally hero) who emerges victorious, regardless of the circumstances. Each version is accompanied by a short introductory paragraph that summarizes the plot and discusses the cultural background of companied by a short introductory paragraph that summarizes the plot and discusses the cultural background of the story.… read more
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Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
Intended for ages 4-8, this book in Spanish looks at how plants take a gas that is poisonous to people and animals and, with the h...elp of the Sun, create food and oxygen for all creatures. It helps children learn about the little chloroplast factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are. read more
Excerpt from Rosamond, Vol. 1 of 2: A Sequel to Early LessonsRosamond, when we last saw her in the days of The Black Bonnet, The I...ndia Cabinet, ant The Microscope, was, we believe, about nine or ten years old. This Sequel to her history comprises about three years, from eleven to fourteen. Her Biographer mentions this to prevent mistakes, and to enforce the advice, the entreaty, that this book may not a 2be read at an earlier age than ten years Old.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Una nueva traducción al español de Are You My Mother?Esta edición en español de Are You My Mother?, la historia de un pajarito que... busca a su mamá, brinda la oportunidad a millones de hispanoparlantes de leer esta entrañable historia de P.D. Eastman en su propio idioma. Traducido por Teresa Mlawer, una de las figuras más respetadas en el mundo editorial en español, este clásico recrea el eterno vínculo que existe entre una madre y su hijo. El regalo ideal para futuras mamás, el Día de la Madre o cualquier ocasión especial. An all-new Spanish language translation of Are You My Mother? This Spanish-language edition of Are You My Mother?—the story of a baby bird in search of his mother—makes the joyful experience of reading P. D. Eastman’s beloved Beginner Book available to the over 37 million people in the U.S. who speak Spanish! Newly translated by Teresa Mlawer—one of the most respected figures in Hispanic publishing—this classic beginning reader celebrates the timeless bond between mother and child, making it perfect for baby showers, Mother’s Day, and happy occasions of all kinds! read more
Take your students on thrilling journeys around the world through the magic and enjoyment of language and literature. Renowned aut...hors and storytellers Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski have collected 25 folktales representing the peoples and cultures of North America (including Hispanic and African American stories), Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The authors share their years of storytelling experience and techniques and recommend other helpful publications for additional information and suggestions. These distinguished and popular authors have also included full-sized traceable figures for you to use in creating flannel board characters and puppets! read more
When his wife is kidnapped by the Giant of Hunting-Hill, Cathal receives help from a magic dog, falcon, and wren in rescuing her
This collection of over two hundred folk and fairy tales from all over the world is the only edition that encompasses all cultures.... Arranged geographically by region—West and East Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, the Carribean and West Indies, and Central and South America—and lovingly selected from the personal favorites of folklorists and writers, this book is a major anthology in its field.Gathered together in this wide-ranging collection are familiar classics like "Snow-White" and "Sleeping Beauty," and stories that equal them from all major cultures. Together they offer magic, adventure, laughter, reflection, vivid images, and a throng of colorful characters. More important, they offer insight into the oral traditions of different cultures and deal with universal human dilemmas that span differences of age, culture, and geography. Animal fables, proverbs, ghost stories, funny tales, and tales of enchantment provide a unique reading experience for all ages.A category index groups the tales by plot and character, e.g., humorous, supernatural, and "pourquoi" tales, married couples, enchanted sweethearts, etc. Like all great literature, these tales can be read with fascination on many levels, making Best-Loved Folktales of the World a classic and enduring collection. read more
‘Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum!’ Jack and his mother are so poor they decide to sell their faithful brown cow. But Jack takes only a handful o...f beans from a stranger in exchange for the animal! His mother is furious but little does she know that these beans are magic and soon will grow into an enormous beanstalk reaching as far as the eye can see. And at the very top lives a terrifying Giant who Jack must outwit to survive. Nina Töwe’s illustrations are inspired by the sixteenth-century paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, best-known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, flowers, vegetables and fish. read more
A boy's lost mitten is discovered by a group of curious woodland animals in this sweet retelling of the classic Ukranian folk tale.... Seven spreads of charming illustrations feature interactive pull tabs and wheels - all within a magical pop-up landscape constructed by the award-winning paper engineer behind such classics as Snowflakes and The Snow Queen. read more
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3D clay models are the perfect medium to bring this simple and fun tale to life. This traditional story is excellent for use as a ...literary text for schools as well as homes due to its repetition and rhythm. Follow the gingerbread man across the pages as he runs as fast as he can. read more
Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original... voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic — Origins, Love, Heroes, and People — the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's urban expressiveness and Tom Feeling's spirited illustrations give them continued resonance for today's audience. read more
The fantastic Legend team of Kathy-jo Wargin and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen have another beautiful book to add to the Sleeping Bea...r 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. read more
While flying to a warmer climate, a little swallow stops to rest in the great city. His short stay is extended, however, when he t...akes refuge at, and then makes friends with, the golden statue of The Happy Prince. From high atop his pedestal in the city park The Happy Prince has a bird's-eye view of the sufferings of the people of the city. But, he is powerless to do anything. When the Prince entreats his new friend to stay and help him, a lesson in kindness and caring is in store for the little bird. Beloved since its original publication in 1888, this Oscar Wilde fairy tale is now set against a modern-day backdrop and written for young readers. Stunning, evocative paintings, along with a masterful retelling, breathe new life and meaning into this classic story of mindfulness and compassion for others. An excellent vehicle for character education programming, educators will find this story a valuable addition to their libraries. One dollar from the sale of each Happy Prince book will be donated to HELP USA. Founded in 1986, HELP USA empowers the homeless and others in need to become and remain self-reliant. Through the development of quality housing with on-site support services HELP USA provides resources, including job training and placement, to enable its residents to become independent and productive. For more information see www.helpusa.org. read more
The classical version of the most famous and beloved of all fairy tales is the one C.S. Evans adapted and then expanded in order t...o give his brilliant illustrator, Arthur Rackham, maximum opportunity to exercise his gifts. The product of their collaboration is one of the most wonderful editions we have of this, or any other, fairy tale. read more
The Emperor has a problem. He wants his people to remember the year in which his son was born. But there is no way to keep track o...f the years. So the Emperor devises a race in which animals will cross a river. The first twelve animals to reach the opposite side will have a year named after them. Thus, the people will be able to remember the years and the events that occurred. And so the race is set. Rat, knowing he is no match for the rushing water, schemes with Cat on how to cross the river. Together the two convince Ox to carry them across. But halfway across the river, Rat shows his true colors. Will Cat make it to the other side? Which animals will have a year named after them? Accompanied by exquisite watercolor artwork, this charming story explains the origins of the Chinese calendar. read more
A Bilingual Chinese/English folktale about the time when Earth had six suns and an archer and the rooster saved the day. The roost...er is the tenth figure in the 12 year Chinese Zodiac Calendar. By Chinese legend the Earth had six suns. The Yellow Emperor decreed that archers could shoot down five suns. The sixth sun hid and caused darkness, as the best archer in all of China was summoned and shot down the five suns, using a special trick. Animals were called to bring out the sun, but the sixth sun did not respond. Finally, the rooster called the sun out to shine and restore the day light. The rooster was rewarded a crown for his lovely song. read more
Folktales are stories from long ago that were passed on from person to person. Some are scary enough to prickle your skin with fea...r. From an evil music box to a headless princess, the folktales in this book will send chills running down your spine. Read on if you dare! read more
A collection of Ukrainian folk tales featuring enchanting stories and memorable characters, including a determined prince and beau...tiful princess, a wise ant and a terrifying dragon, a depressed rabbit, a strange horse, some troubled mice, a very lazy man, and a green dwarf named Oh! Original illustrations drawn by artists in Ukraine. read more
Stories for the Tell Me a Story series also available on Kindle. Eight exquisite multicultural folktales from the popular newspape...r feature, Tell Me A Story by Amy Friedman (Universal Press Syndicate). Read by talented performers of stage and screen and with music by the wondrous Laura Hall. read more
First published in 1910 in the author's Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.
A beautifully written and illustrated picture book about a very kind old lady who shelters different animals in her house on a ver...y stormy night. This book is in English. A Persian/Farsi edition of this book is also available. For more information about Bahar Books, please visit the website: www.baharbooks.com read more
How to Read a Folktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Ibonia is a folktale... on epic scale. Much of its plot sounds familiar: a powerful royal hero attempts to rescue his betrothed from an evil adversary and, after a series of tests and duels, he and his lover are joyfully united with a marriage that affirms the royal lineage. These fairytale elements link Ibonia with European folktales, but the tale is still very much a product of Madagascar. It contains African-style praise poetry for the hero; it presents Indonesian-style riddles and poems; and it inflates the form of folktale into epic proportions. Recorded when the Malagasy people were experiencing European contact for the first time, Ibonia proclaims the power of the ancestors against the foreigner. Through Ibonia, Lee Haring expertly helps readers to understand the very nature of folktales. His definitive translation, originally published in 1994, has now been fully revised to emphasize its poetic qualities, while his new introduction and detailed notes give insight into the fascinating imagination and symbols of the Malagasy. Haring's research connects this exotic narrative with fundamental questions not only of anthropology but also of literary criticism. This book is part of our World Oral Literature Series in conjunction with the World Oral Literature Project. read more
Natural wood doll pins are a one-piece clothespin with a round head perfect for creating people and animal figures. Craft pins mea...sure 3-3/4" x 9/16" diameter. Each pack contains 30 multicultural craft pins. read more
Richard Monte's accessible retelling of Polish folk tales, each brimming with unique humour, magic and visual charm.