Best Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths Books for 12 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 fairy tales, folk tales & myths books for 12 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Odyssey

by: Gillian CrossNeil Packer
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
Number of Pages: 178
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A bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style — perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike.

Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes his ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. While Odysseus struggles to make it home, his wife, Penelope, fights a different kind of battle as her palace is invaded by forceful, greedy men who tell her that Odysseus is dead and she must choose a new husband. Will Odysseus reach her in time? Homer’s epic, age-old story is powerfully told by Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and stunningly illustrated by rising talent Neil Packer.

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2. Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand

by: Louise Hawes
Release date: May 19, 2008
Number of Pages: 224
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? . . . and they lived happily ever after.” Remember the fairy tales you put away after you found that no princess is as beautiful as common sense and happy endings are just the beginning?
Well, the old tales are back, and they’ve grown up! Black Pearls brings you the stories of your childhood, told in a way you’ve never heard before. Instead of lulling you to sleep, they’ll wake you up?to the haunting sadness that waits just inside the windows of a gingerbread cottage, the passion that fuels a witch’s flight, and the heartache that comes, again and again, at the stroke of midnight.
Make no mistake: these stories are as dark as human nature itself. But they shine, too, lit with the fire of our dreams and our hunger for magic.
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3. Skinny Girl Stew

by: Tracy ArnotAnn Thompson
Release date: Mar 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 77
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A vividly depicted, modern-day fairy tale. The heroine’s escapade is textured with real imaginings and experiences of a true-life skinny girl, bringing to life the quest to save dragonkind from extinction. Woven into the narrative is enriching detail, colorfully embossed upon an already prismatic fable. This plot, detail, and richness of description is written so the reader visualizes an animated movie screen performance, as they are drawn into Skinny Girl’s adventures. Vocabulary is not minced. Children deserve to learn and utilize a valuable lexicon outside the classroom. A great nation was assuredly influenced by the results of quality reading during a time when there was no such thing as video games and television to compete. Skinny Girl Stew provides an opportunity to easily comprehend the concept of larger words, based on well-built sentence context.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

4. The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robinhood of Korea (Aesop Prize (Awards))

by: Anne Sibley O’Brien
Release date: Jul 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 48
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In this classic tale from early seventeenth-century Korea, Hong Kil Dong, the son of a powerful minister, is not entitled to a birthright because his mother is a commoner. After studying the martial arts, divination, swordplay, the uses of magic, and the wisdom of the I Ching, the Book of Changes, Hong Kil Dong sets off on a quest for his destiny. He leads a band of men to right the injustices shown to the peasants by some powerful and corrupt merchants, ministers, and monks. Hong Kil Dong can then claim his rightful role and become a wise and just leader. This graphic book captures the drama and pageantry of sixteenth-century Korea during the Chosun dynasty and pays tribute to the adventure story that became the first novel written in the Korean language.
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5. Fantastic, Fabulous Creatures & Beasts

by: Melanie DellasChristopher Bennett
Release date: Nov 10, 2010
Number of Pages: 54
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Fantastic, Fabulous Creatures & Beasts came about because of my love of history. As a child I was fascinated with folk tales from other countries and the history of ancient civilizations. I read everything I could get my hands on, including the many encyclopedias my parents kept in the study. There was a certain thrill in discovering mythology from all over the world and seeing how closely related it all was. As an adult, my love for mythology and history never ceased. In fact, it grew stronger. After having my second child, I decided it was time to put my favorite myths into a book that would not only entertain my children, but teach them about the various cultures and their folklore. I have taken the “real” folk tales and written them in a format that will help children remember them. Because I have not embellished the stories or changed them in any way from their original versions, you will find happy creatures and sad creatures, friendly creatures and not-so-friendly creatures. The tales contained within are from China, Russia, India and many other countries. Through this book, it is my hope that children will come to respect and appreciate the multicultural world they live in and, of course, remember that our world is still mystical and magical – as long as our stories remain alive.
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6. The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories

by: Adwoa BadoeBaba Wagué Diakité
Release date: Sep 09, 2001
Number of Pages: 64
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One of the major figures in African folklore is the round-bellied trickster-spider Ananse, who outwits enemies large and small. With The Pot of Wisdom, a wider audience can enjoy these delightful tales. Adwoa Badoe’s witty retellings and Baba Wague Diakite’s colorful images bring Ananse and his amusing ? and instructive ? adventures to life.
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7. The Answered Prayer: And Other Yemenite Folktales

by: Sharlya GoldMishael Maswari Caspi
Release date: Feb 23, 2004
Number of Pages: 80
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Yemenite Jews were the victims of harsh laws and persecution, yet out of their troubled lives came tales of joy as well as of sorrow. When the Jews left Yemen for Israel, the stories came with them, reflecting their culture, their heritage, and their struggle to survive. Mishael Caspi collected these stories and translated them for Sharlya Gold, who adapted them for children. The wonderful illustrations by Marjory Wunsch highlight the authenticity and spirit of Yemenite Jewish life. This collection of 12 folktales, originally published by JPS in 1990, is sure to entertain new readers and introduce them to the rich lore of this ancient culture.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Jewish

8. The Best of Grimm’s Fairy Tales: In Modern Language

by: Jacob GrimmWilhelm Grimm
Release date: Jun 17, 2009
Number of Pages: 196
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The best loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm collection, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb, and many others. Translated in modern English. The internationally renowned writings of the Grimm brothers have inspired dozens of Disney remakes and hundreds of other modern day fairy tales and stories. This collection includes the most well-known among the hundreds of tales in the expansive Grimm library.
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9. The Boy & His Mud Horses: & Other Stories from the Tipi

by: Paul GobleAlbert White Hat Sr.
Release date: Mar 16, 2010
Number of Pages: 48
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Beautifully illustrated by award-winning author Paul Goble, The Boy and His Mud Horses features a collection of 27 traditional stories from different Native American tribes, including the Pawnee, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and Lakota. Also includes a foreword by Albert White Hat, Sr., a nationally respected Lakota leader and linguist.
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10. Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish (English and Spanish Edition)

by: Joe HayesMauricio Trenard Sayago
Release date: Oct 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 128
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“With a style that captures the rhythmic pulse of the Cuban way of life, the vibrant storytelling in this collection of tales by Joe Hayes will delight Spanish-speaking and English-speaking children alike. The accurate translation builds familiarity in reading and expressing ideas in a second language. The colorful illustrations reflect the warmth of Cuban folk art. We hope that this anthology will inspire young readers to gain great awareness of Cuban cultural sensibilities.”—The American Folklore Society

If you travel to Cuba, the people will greet you with a smile. Right away they’ll want you to come to their home and eat a meal. In the meal, you’ll find a mixture of foods and flavors from Spain and Africa—and from many Caribbean cultures as well. In Cuban folktales, you will taste the same delicious mixture of flavors.”

Folklorist and storyteller Joe Hayes first visited Cuba in 2001. He fell in love with the island and its people and began to look for opportunities to meet and listen to Cuban storytellers and to share the stories he knew from the American Southwest. He has returned every year, establishing a rich cultural exchange between US and Cuban storytellers. Out of that collaboration came this savory collection of Cuban folktales, which Joe frames with an introduction and an all-important Note to Storytellers.

Joe Hayes is one of America’s premier storytellers. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America’s storytellers. Joe has published over twenty books. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travels extensively throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Mauricio Trenard Sayago was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1963. He was raised in a home that was closely linked with art and was surrounded by the artistic debates sustained by the various artists and art history professors in his family. This environment strongly influenced him. Mauricio came to the United States in 2000, and now lives in Brooklyn.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

11. The Last Kappa of Old Japan Bilingual English & Japanese Edition: A Magical Journey of Two Friends (English-Japanese)

by: Sunny Seki
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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With unique and playful illustrations this multicultural children’s book is a classic Japanese fairy tale that young children and parents alike will love.

The Last Kappa of Old Japan is a warmly written and beautifully illustrated bilingual Japanese children’s book that introduces many aspects of traditional Japanese culture and folklore, while teaching an important lesson about environmentalism. The story is of a young Japanese farm boy who develops a friendship with a mythical creature— the kappa—a messenger of the god of water. The tale begins in post-Modern Japan when the boy is young and the kappa is healthy and ends when the kappa, now the last one left on Earth, keeps an important promise to his human friend.

A story of love, friendship, and adventure, readers of all ages will enjoy this picture book by award-winning author/illustrator, Sunny Seki. This bilingual edition includes Japanese text alongside the english, making it a great way for kids to lean Japanese.

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12. Watermelons, Walnuts, and the Wisdom of Allah: And Other Tales of the Hoca

by: Barbara K. WalkerHarold Berson
Release date: Jan 15, 1991
Number of Pages: 72
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Every country has its folk hero—real or legendary, and in Turkey he goes by the name of Nasreddin Hoca, pronounced Nahz-red’-din Hoe’-djah. He lived several years ago and he served as a religious teacher, Moslem priest or judge as the occasion demanded. In spite of these exalted duties he was as human as any man. He could be wise and he could be foolish, and he was always able to laugh at himself. Over the years a collection of stories grew up around this man, and today there is scarcely a Turk alive who doesn’t know dozens of them by heart. Barbara Walker has put together only a sampling of the hundreds of Hoca tales that exist. She has captured in English the same directness typical of a Turkish storyteller as he relates one of the well-known, well-loved stories of the wisdom or foolishness of Nasreddin Hoca.
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13. Happy Friends, diversity stories & rhymes: Heart warming bedtime animal stories, tales & poems of the animal kingdom, from Africa to snowy forests. Friendship & Diversity. Adventure & Educational.

by: Patricia FurstenbergPatricia Furstenberg
Release date: Mar 10, 2016
Number of Pages: 216
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Enter a world of FRIENDSHIP through DIVERSITY and ADVENTURE with your child

Happy Friends: 12 animal stories nurturing positivism, friendship and adventure

>New Edition with ADDED BONUS

Different, but Friends: 10 stories in rhymes about unusual friendships between animals promoting DIVERSITY

Over 200 pages, 70 colour illustrations!

This fun children’s book is about finding the best in each situation. Then something magical can happen: you make new friends and discover that clouds do taste like ice-cream.

Meet Pete the cheerful toy elephant, Little Tail the curious dog, Summer Wind with a gentle soul, Murphy the lizard with a quick mind as well as their new friends: mysterious Blue, brave Dragonfly, helpful Squirrel and energetic B-Bee.

Friendship is good and friends do matter, regardless of differences.

Read these magical bedtime stories for sweet dreams, a warm fuzzy feeling and quality time. For PARENTS to READ to their young CHILDREN, as well as at the OLDER child, to enjoy and read on his/her own.

** Don’t forget, your FREE GIFT is already inside this book.**

BONUS stories in rhyme about unusual friendships between animals:

  • The Dog and the Cat
  • The Dog and the Rabbit
  • The Squirrel and the Cat
  • The Horse and the Dog
  • The Cat and the Mouse
  • The Dog and the Chimpanzee
  • The Pig and the Geese
  • The Dog and the Duck
  • The Elephant and the Sheep
  • The Lion, the Tiger and the Bear

Do your kids love to listen to stories about baby animals and their adventures in the snow?

Do your children like beautiful picture books?

Happy Friends is a heartwarming children’s book, written especially for you and your age 4- 12 children. The bonus stories in rhyme have simple rhyming text and colorful, real life illustrations .

From Write Your Own Christie Winner Patricia Furstenberg

A 5 Stars Reader’s Favorite Book

”Someone was, again, stomping through the forest. Branches pushed and snapped. Pulled by their stalks through the force of the passing-by shape, acorns poured to the ground only to crackle and pop, squashed by the moving mass. An undefined figure made its way towards the clearing as it did every morning since the beginning of summer. Closer and closer it got, faster and faster it stomped until, without any fear of danger, out it burst into the open space. All yellow; a ginormous daffodil suddenly popped up into the meadow.” Happy Friends

”Two four legged animals met one hot day,

In the sunny Africa, by a quiet water hole.

One felt the water gingerly with his trunk,

The other one touched it with a front hoof.

One’s body was grey and covered with wrinkly skin,

The other’s was woolly and as soft as can be.

The water was scarce under the African sun,

Yet they both shared it and so their friendship begun.” The Elephant and the Sheep

”For friendship is good and friends do matter,

No matter the size, the race or the skin’s cover.

Friends do matter”

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14. Norse, of Course!: The Great Void to Asgard

by: N.K. StonerKristin StonerSamantha Stoner
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 52
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Norse, of Course! The Great Void to Asgard is an illustrated story for children. Read along as Heimdall tells the beginning story – the evolution of the Norse ancestors, and about Ymir the frost giant, a jealous adversary. Learn about the Aesir-Vanir war, the formation of Asgard, and how the Norse people began.

The Norse, of Course! book series for children is Norse mythology retold as historical fiction in this original fully illustrated series. The stories are based on the Eddas and Sagas. Modernized in fun rhyme with whimsical pictures, each book in the series features the Norse ancestors and their evolution.

Norhalla, LLC is organized for the preservation and education about Norse and Germanic culture, mythology, belief and history through art and literature.

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15. De oro y esmeraldas: mitos, leyendas y cuentos popules de latinoamérica

by: Lulu DelacreLulu Delacre
Release date: Nov 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 80
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Twelve classic tales of Latin America celebrate the literature, culture, and history of thirteen countries, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. By the author of Arroz Con Leche.
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16. Likely Fictions

by: K. MarvickBrooklyn Henke
Release date: Dec 05, 2012
Number of Pages: 250
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A collection of traditional folk tales and other narrative folklore from around the world retold in a cohesive setting with notes and suggested readings.
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17. The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales)

by: Denise OrtakalesRobert Crawford
Release date: Sep 22, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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For centuries, the Great Stone Face has kept silent watch from Cannon Mountain, high above the Pemigewasset River. But who is the onlooker and for whom does he keep vigil? Though from warring tribes, Mohawk maiden Minerwa enchants Chief Pemigewasset, and with their union comes peace for many years. But when Minerwa leaves to visit her dying father, Pemigewasset must stay behind. Denise Ortakales recounts the legend of Chief Pemigewasset, whose steadfast love and devotion to his wife is forever honored in his profile on the mountainside. Denise Ortakales graduated from the Art Institute of Boston, where she studied illustration and children’s literature. Having grown up in the shadow of the Old Man, it was natural for her to write about it as a school assignment. Years later, when the granite formation fell, she knew it was time to share that story with others. This is her first book as an author. She has illustrated several picture books, including Carrot in My Pocket and Good Morning, Garden. Denise lives in Laconia, NH, with her husband and two sons. Artist Robert Crawford graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings have appeared on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlantic and U.S. News and World Report, as well as book covers for major publishers including Random House, Penguin/Putnam, and Avon. Robert’s work has won numerous awards and has been selected for permanent collection by the United States government and major corporations. Robert lives in Woodbury, Connecticut.
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18. The Wild Swans

by: Jackie Morris
Release date: Oct 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 176
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This very beautiful and lyrical extended version of the fairy tale ‘The Wild Swans’ by Hans Christian Andersen is the much anticipated companion to East of the Sun, West of the Moon. With strong characterization of the heroine and also with more rounded characterisation of the wicked stepmother than in the original version, and with delicate watercolor paintings throughout, this is both a wonderful story and delightful gift. Beautifully presented in a jacketed edition with foiled title.

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19. Brer Rabbit and Boss Lion (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight))

by: Brad KesslerBill Mayer
Release date: May 24, 2012
Number of Pages: 42
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In this hilarious southern folktale, mean old Boss Lion threatens the peaceful folk of Brer Village, and Brer Rabbit is forced to teach the carnivorous trouble-maker a lesson he’ll never forget. Brer Rabbit outsmarts the baddest fella in the forest—then saunters back to town as the local hero. This witty, playful adaptation is just the kind of fun your family will enjoy again and again. Ages 5 and up
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20. The Raven Queen: The Feral Child Trilogy

by: Che Golden
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 260
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In The Raven Queen, Maddy and her two cousins are preparing for battle. They are the only power preventing the devastating war unfolding in the faerie world from spilling over into the human realm. The trio is determined to protect everything and everyone they love from the dark Tuatha, the fierce faerie leaders.

When Morrighan, the supreme ruler of the Tuatha, awakens, Maddy realizes she’s going to have to draw on her deepest reserves–and all her knowledge of the faeries and their ways–if she’s to outsmart the notoriously devious Tuatha. And should the Tuatha prevail, the two worlds will tumble into chaos, giving the faeries the upper hand.
The Raven Queen is the thrilling conclusion of the Feral Child Trilogy, brimming with Irish folklore and faerie magic, and featuring a breathtaking showdown between the forces of good and evil.
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21. Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: Discover the Wonders of Ancient Greek Myths

by: Selene Nicolaides
Release date: Jul 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Welcome to the mesmerizing world of powerful gods, terrifying monsters, and courageous heroes! This action-packed guide to Ancient Greek mythology is filled with profiles of the most amazing characters, as well as brilliant images, fascinating facts, and riveting storytelling. Lavish CGI artworks recreate the most dramatic scenes from famous Greek myths, while incredible artifacts from the ancient Greek period are taken out from “behind the glass”. Young readers will feel as though they are being whisked back to Mount Olympus itself, while the artifacts offer historical context to the mythology. Gods, Heroes, and Monsters takes readers on a tour of discovery in which the legendary creatures, epic battles, and heroic deeds of Greek mythology come alive. It’s the perfect way to introduce (or rediscover) all the stories of the gods of Olympus, the Odyssey, the Trojan Wars, and the adventures of heroes such as Perseus and Heracles. From fates and furies to the Minotaur and Medusa, this book will stir every imagination.
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22. Greek Mythology Books for Kids: A Collection of Greek Stories and Greek Gods for Children

by: Anthony ClarkRobert Harper
Release date: Jul 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 94
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Greek Mythology Books for Kids encourages the love and learning of Greek Mythology. Be captivated by 3 stories: Arachne and Athena, Pandora’s Box, & Phaeton and Helios. Then, learn a little about 20 important figures that have influenced stories, art, and intrigued the imagination of the world!
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23. An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures

by: Theresa Breslin
Release date: Sep 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 192
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Mysterious selkies, bad-tempered giants, devious fairies, and even Loch Ness’s most famous resident, these are the mythical beasts of Scottish folklore. In the highly anticipated companion volume to the much-loved “Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales,” award-winning children’s author Theresa Breslin gathers a stunning collection of tales from across Scotland. Alternately humorous, poignant, and thrilling, each story is brought to life with exquisite illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper, whose exquisite illustrations brim with otherworldly beauty. A wonderful gift, this is a truly stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime, It will be enjoyed by children, as well as by parents and grandparents.
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24. The Land of Oz

by: L. Frank BaumJohn R. Neill
Release date: Dec 03, 2011
Number of Pages: 308
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Return to wonder and magic of Oz in The Land of Oz the sequel to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. and meet Tip, Jack Pumkinhead and, Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, T. E. Race through the countryside with Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead as they flee the wicked witch Mobi meeting many of your favorite Oz characters on the way. This lavishing illustrated edition has more than one hundred twenty five illustrations form the original illustrator John R. Neill
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25. My Land Sings: Stories from the Río Grande

by: Rudolfo Anaya
Release date: Nov 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 176
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A magical collection of 10 stories based on the folklore and oral traditions of Mexican and Native American cuentistas

Rich in the folklore of his ancestors, Rudolfo Anaya’s tales will delight young readers from across the globe. In stories both original and passed down, this bestselling author incorporates powerful themes of family, faith, and choosing the right path in life. In “Lupe and la Llorona,” a 7th grader searches for the legendary Llorana; in “The Shepard Who Knew the Language of Animals,” a shepherd named Abel saves a snake and gains the ability to understand the language of animals; In “Dulcinea,” a 15-year-old dances with the Devil. Other tales feature coyotes, ravens, a woodcutter who tries to cheat death, the Virgin Mary, a golden carp, and a young Latino who seeks immortality.
 
Deeply rooted in ancient mythological beliefs, these accounts of enchantment are as beautiful and mysterious as the Rio Grande itself—and serve as a testament to the lost art of oral storytelling.
 
This ebook features illustrations by by Amy Córdova.

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26. Stolen Thunder: A Norse Myth

by: Shirley ClimoAlexander Koshkin
Release date: Mar 21, 1994
Number of Pages: 32
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Retells with drama and humor the Norse myth about the God of Thunder and how he recovers his magic hammer, Mjolnir, from the Frost Giant, Thrym.
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27. Norse, of Course!: The Roots of Yggdrasil

by: Nick StonerKristin StonerSamantha Stoner
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Norse, of Course! The Roots of Yggdrasil is an illustrated story for children. Read along as Odin reflects on the great war & the ways of the Vanir, pursues wisdom to advance the Norse culture, and introduces the first three of the nine laws.

The Norse, of Course! book series for children is Norse mythology retold as historical fiction in this original fully illustrated series. The stories are based on the Eddas and Sagas. Modernized in fun rhyme with whimsical pictures, each book in the series features the Norse ancestors and their evolution.

Norhalla, LLC is organized for the preservation and education about Norse and Germanic culture, mythology, belief and history through art and literature.

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28. Spooky and Chilling Tales: Scary Short Stories and Poems for Children

by: Elle L. StoneSabrina Symington
Release date: Oct 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 31
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Dive into the shuttering and spine- chilling tales of original short stories and poems that this extraordinary compilation entails. From frightening car rides to spooky cemetery walks that will make you clutch for your pillow and hide underneath the covers, this collection is perfect for storytelling before bed, around a fire or just looking for chills and thrills. This book will keep you at the edge of your seat wanting more!
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29. Aesop & Company: With Scenes from His Legendary Life

by: Barbara BaderArthur Geisert
Release date: Mar 29, 1999
Number of Pages: 64
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Arthur Geisert’s bold and handsome designs make each fable a work of art. Barbara Bader has faithfully retold these nineteen most important fables, complete with their concluding morals. Bader has also included a scholarly introduction with sources and an epilogue about Aesop and the myth surrounding his life.
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30. American Indian Fairy Tales

by: Margaret Compton
Release date: Feb 12, 2015
Number of Pages: 206
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“IAGOO, the story-teller of the Indians, is a little, old man with a face as black as the shell of the butternut and a body like a twisted stick. His eyes are twice as large as other men’s, so that when a bird flies past him he sees twice as many feathers on it, and all the little colors underneath are bright to him. His ears are twice as large as other men’s, so that what seems to them but a tiny sound is to him like the roll of thunder. His legs are supple and his arms are strong, so that he can run faster and further, and can lift and carry twice as much as others. No one believes him, yet every one is eager to listen to him. He tells of things of which no one else ever saw the like; but the stories are pleasant to hear, and Iagoo says they are true. When the rivers and lakes are frozen so that the Indian cannot fish, and the snow has drifted many feet in thickness so that he cannot hunt, then he goes into his wigwam, cowers under his heaviest bear-skin wrapper or crouches by the fire, and longs for Iagoo to appear. When the Storm-fool dances about the wigwam and throws the snowflakes, hard and dry as sand, in at the doorway, then Iagoo is most likely to visit him. He vanishes for many moons and comes back with new and wonderful tales. He has met bears with eyes of fire and claws of steel, mosquitoes whose wings were large enough for a sail for his canoe and serpents with manes like horses.”
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