Best Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths Books for 4 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 fairy tales, folk tales & myths books for 4 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. Cloud Tea Monkeys

by: Mal PeetElspeth GrahamJuan Wijngaard
Release date: Feb 23, 2010
Number of Pages: 56
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Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, team up for a captivating, lushly illustrated tale evoking a Chinese legend.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Tashi lives in a tiny village at the foot of the mountains, below the tea plantations where her mother works. When her mother falls ill, Tashi goes alone to the plantation, hoping to earn money for the doctor. But she is far too small to harvest the tender shoots, and her clumsy efforts anger the cruel Overseer. She is desolate, until — chack-chack-chack! — something extraordinary happens. Inspired by a centuries-old legend of tea-picking monkeys, here is a richly told tale full of vivid characters: the heartless Overseer, the enigmatic Royal Tea Taster, and — far away — an empress with a penchant for tea.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

2. Maya and the Turtle: A Korean Fairy Tale

by: John C. SticklerSoma Han
Release date: Sep 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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**WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL 2013-2014 MORNING CALM MEDAL**

This multicultural children’s book presents a heartwarming Korean fairy tale about a little girl and a fortunate encounter.

Poverty is all Maya has ever known, but she doesn’t allow it to stop her from caring for her father, and others, as best she can. Kind and gentle, she is a lovely young girl who always puts others first. One day, she finds a little turtle and takes him home, raising and loving him, never knowing that he will play an instrumental part in her destiny.

Similar to The Korean Cinderella, Maya and the Turtle, is an original Korean fairy tale by authors John Stickler and Soma Han that teaches children that the road to greatness lies in selflessness and that the loving kindness of a pure heart can awaken great love and power in another. Beautifully illustrated by Han, this book contains fascinating bits of information about Korean culture and is a poignant tale about the rewards of kindness, patience and courage.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Turtles

3. Whispers of the Wolf

by: Pauline Ts’oRosemary Lonewolf
Release date: Oct 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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“Ahrooooooo” went the cry. It was the call of the wolf pack. A young boy named Two Birds heard it, and so did his wolf. Two Birds had found the abandoned wolf pup, and they had grown up together. Now, the wild was calling, and Two Birds had a choice to make. Struggling with a mix of emotions, he must decide whether his love for the wolf is greater than his need to be near it. Will Two Birds learn to let go—not just of the wolf, but also of his own fears? Whispers of the Wolf is a beautiful picture book set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest. A heartwarming piece of historical fiction, it weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

4. The Legend of the Lady Slipper

by: Margi PreusLise Lunge-LarsenAndrea Arroyo
Release date: Mar 26, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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The lady slipper grows in the northern woods to mark the courage and strength of a small girl who lived there long ago – a girl who saved her people from a terrible disease by listening carefully to the whispering snow, the rumbling ice, and the dancing northern lights. Illustrated with paintings as graceful and delicate as the lady slipper itself, this unforgettable retelling shows how a child’s lost slippers became one of nature’s most lovely spring flowers.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Multiculturalism

5. The Girl Who Saved Yesterday

by: Julius LesterCarl Angel
Release date: May 10, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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When the girl, Silence, is sent by the trees to save Yesterday, she doesn’t know what her task is, only that it is important. Returning to the village that cast her out, Silence recognizes her purpose: to join the dead with the living in an act that celebrates their memory.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Death & Dying

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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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

7. The Story of the Tooth Fairy

by: Tom PaxtonRobert Sauber
Release date: Apr 26, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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How did children first come to leave lost teeth under their pillows? Read this original fairy tale for one whimsical answer. Emily thought she must be dreaming when she met a young fairy named Glynnis, but soon they were friends. And when they exchanged gifts that night, they started something special for children and fairies everywhere.
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

8. Grandma Panda’s China Storybook: Legends, Traditions, and Fun

by: Mingmei Yip
Release date: Mar 05, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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With classic Chinese fairytales and folk stories, Grandma Panda’s China Storybook introduces children to Chinese culture in a fun, adventurous way!

Grandma Panda is a wonderful teacher, a wonderful storyteller—and a wonderful cook! Her grandchildren Baobao and Lingling love staying with her every summer, because at Grandma Panda’s house each day is an adventure. This summer, with the help of celebrated novelist and artist Mingmei Yip, Grandma will take them to a world filled with Chinese calligraphy, kites, kung fu and more!

They’ll get to hear Grandma’s stories of a time long ago in China, when everything began and learn simple Chinese language along the way. Come join Grandma Panda, Baobao and Lingling for a summer of fun and learning as bright watercolor illustrations make favorite legends come alive!

Chinese stories include:

  • Yum Yum, We Love Dim Sum!—Grandma and the children go to a restaurant to enjoy dim sum. Grandma explains what dim sum is and tells the legend of how it was invented.
  • Grandma Panda Teaches Us Chinese Writing—Grandma shows the children how to mix ink and hold their brushes. She shows them characters in both their ancient and present forms and tells them the story of four-eyed Cang Jie.
  • Dotting the Dragon’s Eyes—To explain the importance of paying attention to detail, Grandma tells the story of Zhang Sengyao.
  • The Story of Mulan, the Brave Woman Warrior—Grandma tells the story of Mulan to teach the virtues of bravery, leadership, patriotism and determination.
  • The Little Kungfu Warriors—The story of Mulan excites the little pandas into action, and they and grandma share a few moves.
  • The Painted Faces of Chinese Opera—Grandma explains the meaning of the painted faces.
  • Fun with Chinese Kites—Grandma takes the children kite flying and tells them the story of Luban the kite inventor.
  • Grandma Panda Sings an Old Farewell Song—Grandma shows the children the Qin and sings “Three Variations on the Yang Pass”
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

9. The Last Kappa of Old Japan: A Magical Journey of Two Friends

by: Sunny SekiSunny Seki
Release date: Jan 28, 2014
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 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.

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10. 27 Nights

by: Benjamin Grahl
Release date: Jul 04, 2013
Number of Pages: 218
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We live in a world where technology has made seemingly endless amounts of information instantly available. The internet and our various devices connected to it have made it easier than ever to satisfy our need for entertainment virtually anywhere, with just a few clicks of a button or a few taps on a screen. We have become in many ways a society of instant gratification.

Despite the changes in the ways we access information that have occurred in the past few decades, there seems to be a perennial human need for good stories. Regardless of the format or time-frame in which they are presented, we are continually drawn to the art of a good story and the effect it can have on our collective and individual psyches. We seem to be hard-wired to have a need for narrative.

The first goal of this book, like so many others, is to tell a good story. To draw readers of all ages together, perhaps in a nightly ritual that sends young minds off to sleep with spirits and imaginations soaring. Along with that, I would hope to take my readers on a journey and give them even a passing glance at the vast collection of stories that we have inherited from those who have come before us. Especially in today’s high-tech society, we have unparalleled access to a treasure trove of the world’s literatures that have endured over millennia. Their staying power is a testament to the power of story in the human life journey, and to the boundless creative spirit that we all share.

The purpose of this book is not to provide an academic or pedagogical introduction to world mythology and sacred literature. These ancient works stand alone as complete art forms and need no help or summary from me (although those readers interested in a methodical approach to mythology would be well advised to read the work of the late Joseph Campbell, a real-life hero of mine). The stories presented in this book are of my own creation, inspired by the stories of times past. In writing these “new” stories, I have borrowed transcendent themes, character names, moral lessons, and other tidbits in the hopes of inciting the reader’s curiosity as to the origins of these details. I have also subtly referenced a few of my favorite historical characters and ideas that have influenced our understanding of the world. I hope you have as much fun finding these little gems as I did hiding them.

It is my sincere hope for this book to give readers of all ages a good story. A reason to gather together at night and explore the different worlds and possibilities of the human imagination, much like millions of people from generations past. Whether by the glow of a campfire or from a portable reading device, it is apparent to me that the tradition of storytelling will be with us forever. I can only hope that my fascination with the world’s stories is contagious, and that my readers, much like the heroes in the pages of 27 Nights, would set out on their own journeys of learning and discovery. If I can get even one reader to load up a search engine or crack open another book in the spirit of “where did that come from…?” then I count this work a success.

Happy reading, and as always, “follow your bliss.”

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11. 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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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Africa

12. Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop

by: Amy Lowry
Release date: Feb 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Four classic fables are artfully woven together to make a single story in this lushly illustrated picture book. “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Fox and the Goat,” and “The Fox and the Stork” all come together to make an unusually eventful day for a tricky fox who is not quite as clever as he imagines.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

13. Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate

by: Dianne De Las CasasHolly Stone-Barker
Release date: Sep 28, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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A long, long time ago, the Sun God spent his days enjoying a very special secret treat: rich, dark cacao. Unlike the Wind God, the Sun God did not want to share this heavenly food with the creatures of the Earth. One day, the Wind God transformed himself into the Rana Azul, or Blue Frog, and he taught the children of the Earth where to find the secret cacao beans through song. A recipe for hot chocolate and a sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases enhance this intricately illustrated foodie fable.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

14. How Music Came to the World: An Ancient Mexican Myth

by: Carol OberHal Ober
Release date: Mar 28, 1994
Number of Pages: 32
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A retelling of the traditional legend, where the god of the sky persuades the god of the wind to journey in search of music.
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Anthologies

15. Lord of the Animals: A Native American Creation Myth

by: Fiona French
Release date: Oct 16, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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Coyote has created the world and all its creatures. Now, he gathers a council to shape the being who will rule over them all. Each animal offers ideas: the goat recommends horns, the deer wants antlers, and the eagle knows wings are just the thing. As disagreements mount and fur and feathers fly, Coyote suggests that each animal make a clay model from which the Lord of the Animals will be chosen. Unbeknownst to the others, however, crafty Coyote has a plan of his own? Fiona French’s dramatic illustrations, based on pottery from the Mimbres Valley, highlight this retelling of an ancient Miwok myth.
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Children’s Books > Classics

16. Eagle’s Reflection: and Other Northwest Coast Stories

by: Robert ChallengerRobert Challenger
Release date: Jul 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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This collection of short stories is based on traditional values important to us all—respect, cooperation, and kindness.
   Seal shows us why we should not let fear of failing stop us from trying new things. Hummingbird helps us appreciate the beauty in our world. Kingfisher teaches us how to believe in ourselves. Coho learns the rewards of not giving up. Discover why a river’s spirit stones are important to Salmon, why we should listen carefully to the message in Wolf’s cry, and why Orca tries to turn rocks into grains of sand.
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Children’s Books > Animals

17. Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby

by: Alison LurieJessica Souhami
Release date: Feb 04, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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Black geese are flying over little Elena’s village, looking for children to snatch up for the witch Baba Yaga to feast upon. When her parents leave Elena in charge of her baby brother, she should be giving him her undivided attention. Instead, she runs off to play, leaving the baby alone in the yard. Brilliant color collages depict the fascinating elements of this gleefully macabre story, from Baba Yaga’s bizarre house, which moves around on giant chicken feet, to the forest animals that help Elena outwit the witch.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

18. Cronus the Titan Tells All (The Other Side of the Myth)

by: Eric BraunStephen Gilpin
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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OF COURSE you think I was the worst father ever, that swallowing my own children was utterly monstrous. You don’t know the other side of the myth. Well, let me tell you
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19. A Deer of Nine Colors (Favorite Children’s)

by: Shanghai Animation and Film StudioSanmu TangYawtsong Lee
Release date: Sep 10, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Kids will love this colorfully illustrated Chinese fairytale.

In ancient times, a man drowning in a river was rescued by a deer shaded with nine colors. In exchange for his life, the man promises not to talk about the deer’s whereabouts. Later, the man reached an imperial palace where the king insisted on hunting down the deer to make clothes out of the deer skin. The man could not resist the opportunity for profit and led them to the same spot as before. He falls back into the water, hoping the deer would show up to rescue him. But this time, the man drowns and the warriors’ arrows turn to dust, leaving the deer unharmed.

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Children’s Books > Animals

20. EL MÁGICO MUNDO DE LAS HADAS (Spanish Edition)

by: BALLESTEROSADRIANASAAVEDRAGLORIA
Release date: Nov 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 64
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Discover the secrets of the magic and amazing Fairie’s world. Find out everything about these wonderful creatures called Fairies. Ethereal like the wind Who are the Fairies? Which language do they speak? Where are they from? Where is the Fairy kingdom?
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

21. Three Monks (Favorite Children’s)

by: Shanghai Animation and Film StudioSanmu TangWu Ying
Release date: Sep 10, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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This fun multicultural children’s story tells a Chinese parable.

One monk shoulders two buckets of water. Two monks lift one bucket of water. Three monks have no water! This is a story told generation after generation, and has much in common with the western saying “too many cooks spoil the broth.” When there is one monk in the temple, he fetches water for himself. When there are two, they share the duty. But as the third comes, it’s hard to divide the responsibilities. Everyone thinks for himself and nobody fetches water any more. At last, a fire in the temple teaches them the importance of cooperation. From then on, they cooperate and have water every day.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Other Religious Fiction

22. Folktails: Animal Legends from Around the World

by: Jan Thornhill
Release date: May 22, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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This delightful storybook leads children on an enchanting journey across the globe. It consists of a chain of stories narrated by animals. At the end of each story one of the animals leaps to a different continent to begin the next tale. Starting with an Indian tale about an elephant and a hare, the hare then hops over to West Africa to take part in a tale about a tortoise, who then travels to China to help find the cranes a new home . . . and so on. The seamless links between continents and animals represent a worldwide celebration of shared stories.
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Children’s Books > Animals

23. A Journey to Paradise and Other Jewish Tales

by: Howard SchwartzHoward SchwartzGiora Carmi
Release date: Sep 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 48
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The folktales in this collection offer traditional jewish answers to some of the age-old questions that children of all cultures ask their elders: How are we judged by God?
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Jewish

24. The Leprechaun Under the Bed

by: Teresa BatemanPaul Meisel
Release date: Feb 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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There is no peace at all for a poor leprechaun. Brian O’Shea summons banshees and ghosts to try and stop Sean McDonald from building a cottage right on top of his own home, but it’s no use. Brian still ends up with a front door right under Sean’s bed. The leprechaun has to make the best of the situation. Yet as time goes on, the two develop an unusual alliance–one that comes in handy when danger arises.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

25. The Magic Carpet and Other Tales

by: Ellen DouglasWalter Anderson
Release date: Nov 01, 1987
Number of Pages: 186
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The fabulous illustrations of Walter Anderson brought forth this brilliant retelling of twenty tales from world literature, a book first published in 1987 and now back into print at the demand of appreciators of Ellen Douglas’s fiction and of Anderson’s art. Here for a wide range of readers Douglas recounts fairy tales, classical stories, myths, and adventure stories that inspired Anderson to create these enchanting pictures.

Douglas’s special gift for storytelling weaves an alluring spell that is intensified by twenty-four of Anderson’s most spectacular works. These are reproduced in full color and are adapted from his linoleum block prints of tremendous size (18 in. x 6 ft.) and hand colored by his niece Adele Anderson Lawton.

This indeed is a document of art’s power to excite the imagination. What is the elusive quality in narrative that draws out the illustrator’s response? And the quality in illustration that compels the teller of stories to elucidate? Just as great tales piqued Anderson to create these fantastical pictures, his illustrations motivated Douglas to take them back to their source, the word. From the Brothers Grimm, Ovid, Malory, Burton, Perrault, and other great storytellers she has retold her refreshingly appealing versions of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Magic Carpet, The Fisherman and the Genie, Sinbad and the Roc, Rapunzel, The Six Swans, Thumbelina, The Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, The White Cat, Puss in Boots, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Bremen Town Musicians, Jack the Giant Killer, The Birth and Coronation of Arthur, Cupid and Psyche, Androcles and the Lion, Europa and the Bull, and The Golden Apples of the Hesperides. In recounting them anew, she gives them fresh insights while retaining their eternal charm.

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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > Criticism

26. Medea Tells All (The Other Side of the Myth)

by: Eric BraunStephen Gilpin
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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OF COURSE you think I was a power-hungry witch, that the ways I helped Jason get the Golden Fleece were underhanded and cruel. You don’t know the other side of the myth. Well, let me tell you É
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27. The Snake Goddess Colors the World: Stories of the Chinese Zodiac, A Chinese Tale Told in English and Chinese

by: Li Jian
Release date: Mar 26, 2013
Number of Pages: 42
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This beautifully illustrated multicultural children’s book tells a classical Chinese myth in both English and Chinese.

Long long ago, the world was a colorless, gray place. It had stayed that way for thousands of years. People never expected anything different until one day, the colorful Snake Goddess, Nuwa, fell from the sky. She was determined to bring color and beauty to the gray nothingness of the earth, but all the colors kept running out through a giant hole in the sky. To fix the hole and bring color to the world, Nuwa would have journey near and far to find the five magical colored stones that were her only hope for fixing the sky.

Join the Snake Goddess on her journey to bring color to a desolate world!

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28. Peach Boy And Other Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories

by: Florence SakadeYoshisuke Kurosaki
Release date: Sep 15, 2008
Number of Pages: 48
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children’s book presents several Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture.

Welcome to a fantastic world populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, brave warriors, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan.

Drawn from Japanese folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation, the nine enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today’s readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries and important lessons, they’re sure to become story time favorites.

Included are some of Japan’s best-loving children stories:

  • Peach Boy
  • The Magic Teakettle
  • Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance
  • The Long-Nosed Goblins
  • The Rabbit in the Moon
  • The Rabbit in the Moon
  • The Tongue-Cut Sparrow
  • Sill Saburo
  • The Toothpick Warriors
  • The Sticky-Sticky Pine
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

29. Fire Race: A Karuk Coyote Tale of How Fire Came to the People

by: Jonathan LondonLanny PinolaSylvia Long
Release date: Sep 17, 2013
Number of Pages: 40
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Inspired by a legend of the Karuk people, the story of how Coyote captures fire and how Eagle, Cougar, Fox, Bear and others work together to help is a dramatic tale of bravery and cooperation. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

30. The Beckoning Cat

by: Koko NishizukaRosanne Litzinger
Release date: Mar 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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In this story based on a Japanese folktale, an impoverished boy named Yohei shares his dinner with a cat that appears on his doorstep. When Yohei faces a crisis, the cat remembers his generosity and brings help.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

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