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D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385015836
A large format reprint of an introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece includes all of the D'Aulaires' original, detailed illustrations
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.
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
The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese: And Other Tales of the Far North
The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese
And Other Tales of the Far North
School & Library      ISBN: 0152309799
A collection of stories of the Inuit people includes folktales about a seagull who learns to be human, an orphaned boy raised by giants, and a young girl with the power to dream geese down from the sky.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Paperback      ISBN: 0689716966
Full-color artwork capturing the wildlife of the American West and evoking traditional native American crafts complements the story of a young native American girl and her affinity with the wild horses near her village. Reissue. Caldecott Medal winner. H. AB. SLJ. PW. NYT. C.
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World
In the Beginning
Creation Stories from Around the World
School & Library      ISBN: 0152387404
An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.
Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Paperback      ISBN: 0590438808
Simple versions of more than sixty fables use animals to teach lessons about wise and foolish human behavior
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
Hardcover      ISBN: 0152023984
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.
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
20 Jataka Tales
20 Jataka Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813237
Recounts how Buddha came once as a monkey among the monkeys and gave his life to save them, and nineteen other Jataka stories which recount events in his different lives