Children's Folk Tales
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The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife
Paperback      ISBN: 0688070485

This tale centers on a kind man who saves a wounded crane and is rewarded with a beautiful, mysterious bride

Angels, Prophets, Rabbis & Kings from the Stories of the Jewish People
Angels, Prophets, Rabbis & Kings from the Stories of the Jewish People
Hardcover      ISBN: 0872269124

A collection of traditional Jewish legends from the earliest times, stories of the rabbis, and tales from the communities of medieval Europe.

Rootabaga Stories
Rootabaga Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 155709490x

Originally published in 1922, the Rootabaga Stories was written by one of America's most beloved folk chroniclers, Carl Sandburg. He wrote these stories for "people from 5 to 105." "I knew that American children would respond, so I wrote some nonsense tales with American foolin' in them," Sandburg later explained after the tremendous success of the stories. This reproduction of the first edition includes the illustrations of Maud and Miska Petersham.

Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics
Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics
Paperback      ISBN: 0486207455

Rebus versions of 53 favorite Mother Goose rhymes add a new dimension to the ever-popular children's classic. Adults and children will enjoy guessing words represented by pictures of cats, haystacks, queens, pies, a ring, and much more. 390 woodcuts.

Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
by Aesop
Paperback      ISBN: 0140369848

Over two hundred familiar tales from 'The Dog in the Manger' and 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' to much less familiar tales, each with its own sharply pointed moral.

Brundibar
Brundibar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786809043

When Aninku and Pepicek discover one morning that their mother is sick, they rush to town for milk to make her better. Their attempt to earn money by singing is thwarted by a bullying, bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder, Brundibar, who tyrannizes the town square and chases all other street musicians away. Befriended by three intelligent talking animals and three hundred helpful schoolkids, brother and sister sing for the money to buy the milk, defeat the bully, and triumphantly return home. Brundibar is based on a Czech opera for children that was performed fifty-five times by the children of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0763625159

Rediscover thirteen of Andersen's best-loved tales in this definitive edition -- highlighted with introductions by an esteemed translator and illuminated with fanciful artwork from an acclaimed illustrator.
Open the pages of this magnificent volume and enter the fairy-tale realm of Hans Christian Andersen In a playful design that echoes Andersen's passion for miniature theaters, artist Joel Stewart depicts such well-known characters as the pea-sensitive Princess and the unclothed Emperor as actors on a timeless stage. Expert commentary by Naomi Lewis offers historical and biographical points of interest, revealing that "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" is the first fairy tale ever to feature a nonhuman hero (now a hallmark of childrens literature) and that "The Ugly Duckling," considered Andersen's autobiography, is a tale he especially loved to read aloud. In thirteen of his most enduring tales, savor the singular voice of this literary giant -- the "washerwoman's crazy son" who became one of the best-known storytellers of all time.

Se Venden Gorras: Caps for Sale (Spanish Edition)
Se Venden Gorras
Caps for Sale (Spanish Edition)
1st Edition    Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 006443401x

This high-quality Spanish-language book can be enjoyed by fluent Spanish speakers as well as those learning the language, whether at home or in a classroom.

Esta edici n en espa ol acerca de un vendedor ambulante y una banda de monos traviesos se llena de calidez, el humor y la sencillez. Los ni os se deleitar n tras los esfuerzos del vendedor ambulante para burlar a los monos en esta edici n espa ol, y le pedir n que leer el libro una y otra vez.

Un cl sico atemporal, por m s de cincuenta a os, y querido por generaciones de lectores. Ahora en espa ol
Esta edici n en espa ol acerca de un vendedor ambulante y una banda de monos traviesos se llena de calidez, el humor y la sencillez. Los ni os se deleitar n tras los esfuerzos del vendedor ambulante para burlar a los monos en esta edici n espa ol, y le pedir n que leer el libro una y otra vez.

Se venden gorras is a timeless classic, in print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations of readers. Now translated into Spanish This easy-to-read Spanish edition about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity.

Children will delight in following the peddler's efforts to outwit the monkeys in this Spanish edition, and will ask to read the book again and again.

Bamboo Hats and a Rice Cake: A Tale Adapted from Japanese Folklore
Bamboo Hats and a Rice Cake
A Tale Adapted from Japanese Folklore
Hardcover      ISBN: 051759272x

Wishing to have good fortune in the new year, an old man tries to trade his wife's kimono for rice cakes

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
Dragonology
The Complete Book of Dragons
Hardcover      ISBN: 0763623296
For true believers only, a lavishly illustrated reproduction of a legendary volume by the world's most distinguished dragonologist. Don't let it fall into the wrong hands

Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. Here are just a few of DRAGONOLOGY'S fascinating features:

-- Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin
-- Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist)
-- Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell
-- Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems

In his afterword, Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve the magnificent creatures of their study wherever possible - a goal this tongue-in-cheek volume most affectionately achieves. An incomparable gift for secret dragonologists everywhere