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Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399235620
Strega Nona dreams of taking a vacation and so becomes distracted in her work which leads to chaos as she gives the wrong medicine to the Mayor and her small town gets covered in bubbles.
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
Rootabaga Stories
Rootabaga Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 155709490x
A selection of tales from Rootabaga Country peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others
Norwegian Folk Tales: From the Collection of Peter Christen Asbjrnsen, Jrgen Moe
Norwegian Folk Tales
From the Collection of Peter Christen Asbjrnsen, Jrgen Moe
Paperback      ISBN: 0394710541
Thirty-five stories about witches, trolls, ogres, foxes, bears, romantic princesses, and heroic country lads
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
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"
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Paperback      ISBN: 0805011668
A Chinese folktale explains how the Chinese came to give their children short names.
Las Bellas Hijas De Mufaro: Cuento Popular Africano
Las Bellas Hijas De Mufaro
Cuento Popular Africano
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0688154816
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
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.
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.