Children's Folk Tales
My First Real Mother Goose Board Book
A collection of familiar Mother Goose rhymes, including "Jack Be Nimble," "To Market," and "Ring Around the Rosies."
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.
Tikki Tikki Tembo
A Chinese folktale explains how the Chinese came to give their children short names.
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
Jamie O'rourke and the Pooka
Left alone to tend to the home, Jamie is happy when the magical Pooka shows up to help him complete his house-cleaning chores, but when Jamie gives him a coat as a gift of thanks, things change in a big way. Reprint.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
And, Rip Van Winkle
In the first of these stories from the Catskill Mountains, a superstitious schoolmaster encounters a headless horseman; in the second, a man sleeps for twenty years, waking to a much-changed world.
The One-eyed Giant
Retells a part of the Odyssey in which King Odysseus fights the cyclops.
School & Library
When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.
Art Aimesworth receives a mysterious summons from Santa Claus and he shares a Christmas adventure with his sister that brings them closer together.
Favorite Greek Myths
Retells twelve favorite Greek myths