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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears: A West African Tale
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears
A West African Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0140549056
A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals
Norwegian Folk Tales: From the Collection of Peter Christen Asbjrnsen, Jrgen Moe
Norwegian Folk Tales
From the Collection of Peter Christen Asbjrnsen, Jrgen Moe
Paperback      ISBN: 0394710541
Thirty-five stories about witches, trolls, ogres, foxes, bears, romantic princesses, and heroic country lads
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
School & Library      ISBN: 0688120490
A deluxe edition of the classic tale contains the timeless story of the young girl's fantastical adventures and prints from Tenniel's original wood engravings.
Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
by Aesop
Paperback      ISBN: 0140369848
A collection of the classic fables includes "Sour Grapes," "Slow but Sure," "Town Mouse and Country Mouse," and more than two hundred others
Favorite Greek Myths
Favorite Greek Myths
Paperback      ISBN: 0590413392
Retells twelve favorite Greek myths
Nursery Tales Around the World
Nursery Tales Around the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395678943
Presents eighteen simple stories from international folklore, grouped around six themes, such as "Runaway Cookies," "Slowpokes and Speedsters," and "Chain Tales"
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Paperback      ISBN: 0805011668
A Chinese folktale explains how the Chinese came to give their children short names.
Las Bellas Hijas De Mufaro: Cuento Popular Africano
Las Bellas Hijas De Mufaro
Cuento Popular Africano
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0688154816
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
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
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399235620
Strega Nona dreams of taking a vacation and so becomes distracted in her work which leads to chaos as she gives the wrong medicine to the Mayor and her small town gets covered in bubbles.