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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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All Books in the Folktales, Legends & Poems Category 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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