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A Wolf at the Door: And Other Retold Fairy Tales
A Wolf at the Door
And Other Retold Fairy Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0689821395
A fantastical compilation of short stories revisits and reinvents classic fairy tales, from a Cinderella who isn't dainty to what life was like for the Seven Dwarfs after Snow White left them, and includes such contributors as Jane Yolen, Neil Gaiman, Nancy Farmer, and Katherine Vaz. Reprint.
The Seven Chinese Brothers
The Seven Chinese Brothers
Paperback      ISBN: 0590420577
Bold, colorful, and historically accurate illustrations adorn a classic Chinese folktale, in which seven brothers use their supernatural gifts to overpower a cruel emperor. Reprint. SLJ. AB.
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
School & Library      ISBN: 0525461523
A poor woodcutter's children, lost in the forest, come upon a house made of bread, cakes, and candy, occupied by a wicked witch who likes to have children for dinner
Stone Soup: An Old Tale
Stone Soup
An Old Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0689711034
Three hungry soldiers trick the inhabitants of a French village into sharing their food with them by concocting a wonderful pot of stone soup. Reprint. Caldecott Honor Book.
Crocodile! Crocodile!: Stories Told Around the World
Crocodile! Crocodile!
Stories Told Around the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1564584631
An international anthology of stories presents animal folktales from around the world, including India, Puerto Rico, China, and Appalachia, with full-color cut-paper artwork and suggestions for storytelling at home.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle: And, Rip Van Winkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
And, Rip Van Winkle
Paperback      ISBN: 0486288285
In the first of these stories from the Catskill Mountains, a superstitious schoolmaster encounters a headless horseman; in the second, a man sleeps for twenty years, waking to a much-changed world.
1st Edition    School & Library      ISBN: 0525456074
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.
Paperback      ISBN: 0698115880
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
Many Moons
Many Moons
School & Library      ISBN: 0152518738
Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's one wish.
The Monkeys and the Mango Tree: Teaching Stories of the Saints and Sadhus of India
The Monkeys and the Mango Tree
Teaching Stories of the Saints and Sadhus of India
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815647
These beautifully illustrated tales capture the mystery, enchantment, and profound spiritual teachings of India. Story-telling has always been the way that India's holy men, the saints and sadhus, taught their students the vital lessons of life. Stories provide a living environment for the lesson of each story, and they can convey sophisticated concepts in simple language. Abounding with powerful genies, scheming gods, and wise mystics, The Monkeys and the Mango Tree can be read as an exotic Aesop's Fables, as a source of classic wisdom, or as a simple and memorable introduction to the stories of the most spiritual civilization on earth. These twenty-five beautifully illustrated tales capture the mystery, the enchantment, and the profound spiritual learning that is India. Drawn from the great Indian epics?the Puranas, the Upanishads, and the Mahabharata?as well as from the author's own remarkable life, these tales put ageless Indian wisdom into the form of stories that are delights for young and old alike.Â