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Books in this category include some traditional and some non-traditional versions of stories and poems from around the world. Some of these tales convey life lessons; others are intended to delight and amuse the reader or listener. Some of the poems were written by children.
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  The Tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Ju-Hong Chen (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Reteller)
A story from The Arabian Nights.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Tale of Two Rice Birds: A Folktale from Thailand
Christine Lamb (Illustrator), Clare Holdgson Meeker (Adapter)
A Thai folktale in which a male and female rice bird each die, but meet again when they are reincarnated.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South
Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator), Robert D. San Souci (Author)
A folktale that shows that the plainest of objects may conceal treasures.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend
Eric A. Kimmel (Reteller), Yongsheng Xuan (Illustrator)
The eastern emperor of the sky must find a way to stop the destruction his children's trick has caused.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
Joseph Bruchac (Author), Thomas Locker (Illustrator), Jonathan London (Author)
Poems from the legends of Native American Tribes.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Thirty-Three Multi-Cultural Tales to Tell
Pleasant DeSpain (Author), Joe Schlichta (Illustrator)
Stories that celebrate the interconnectedness of people, animals and cultures.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  The Three Princes
Leonard Everett Fisher (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Reteller)
A tale from the Middle East about a very wise princess.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Three Sacks of Truth
Eric A. Kimmel (Adapter), Robert Rayevsky (Illustrator)
A French folktale about a man who outwits a king.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Tikki, Tikki Tembo
Blair Lent (Illustrator), Arlene Mosel (Author)
A Chinese folktale that explains why Chinese names are short.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  To Dinner, For Dinner
Tolowa M. Mollel (Author), Synthia Saint James (Illustrator)
A rabbit is able to outsmart a vain and hungry leopard with the help of her friends.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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