Children's Folk Tales
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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
Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
Yeh Shen
A Cinderella Story from China
Hardcover      ISBN: 039920900x
Glowing, full-color watercolor illustrations capture the essence of the ancient Chinese tale, which predates the familiar Western story of Cinderella
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
I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
I Saw Esau
The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
School & Library      ISBN: 1564020460
A collection of poems, riddles, chants, jump-rope rhymes, and insults is complemented by full-color illustrations by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist.
The Stonecutter: A Japanese Folk Tale
The Stonecutter
A Japanese Folk Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0140502890
Relates the consequences of a stonecutter's foolish longing for power.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
School & Library      ISBN: 067084487x
A revisionist storyteller provides his mad, hilarious versions of children's favorite tales in this collection that includes "Little Red Running Shorts," "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," "Cinderumpelstilskin," and others.
Tomie Depaola's Mother Goose
Tomie Depaola's Mother Goose
School & Library      ISBN: 0399212582
An illustrated collection of 204 Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Little boy Blue" and less familiar ones such as "Charlie Warlie and his cow"
Sadako
Sadako
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.
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale
Arrow to the Sun
A Pueblo Indian Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0140502114
An Indian boy who is a descendant of the Lord of the Sun sets out in search of his father
The Story of King Arthur
The Story of King Arthur
Paperback      ISBN: 0753451018
Retells the story of King Arthur, from Merlin's first vision of the new king, through the founding of the Round Table, to the great quest for the Holy Grail.