Children's Folk Tales
I Saw Esau
The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
School & Library
A collection of poems, riddles, chants, jump-rope rhymes, and insults is complemented by full-color illustrations by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist.
The Seven Chinese Brothers
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.
A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
Little Gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision, of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to the earth.
Recounts the adventures of the great American folk hero, Paul Bunyan, and his big blue ox, Babe, as they dig out the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and the Grand Canyon
A Cinderella Story from China
Glowing, full-color watercolor illustrations capture the essence of the ancient Chinese tale, which predates the familiar Western story of Cinderella
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears
A West African Tale
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
African-American Folktales for Young Readers
Including Favorite Stories from African and African-American Storytellers
A collection of folktales from the African-American oral tradition, presented as they have been told by professional black storytellers from Rhode Island to Oklahoma.
Lon Po Po
A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
A haunting Chinese rendition of the classic tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" follows the adventures of young Shang, Tao, and Paotze, who encounter a terrifying wolf. Reprint. Caldecott Medal. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. AB. SLJ. H.
The Nutcracker Ballet
A little girl helps break the spell on her toy nutcracker and changes him into a handsome prince