Saturday, July 23, 2011

Folktales from Around the World

This summer we're exploring "One World, Many Stories." What better way to celebrate than by sharing a folktale with your family?! Most of our folktales (and fairytales) are shelved in the Juvenile Non-Fiction section under J 398.2. Here are some of my absolute favorites.

A Story, A Story: an African Tale by Gail E. Haley. Where did stories come from? This tale explains the origin of the "Spider Stories" of Africa. A Caldecott Medal winner.

The Gift of the Crocodile by Judy Sierra. Cinderella stories can be found in many cultures, like this wonderful version set in Indonesia.

Lon Po Po by Ed Young. Three sisters find themselves home alone when a wolf comes to call in this version of Red Riding Hood.

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