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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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  Seven Magic Brothers
Kuang-ts’ai Hao (Reteller), Eva Wang (Illustrator)
The legend of seven magic brother who outsmart an emperor.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the Soap!
Tom Birdseye (Reteller), Andrew Glass (Illustrator)
An Appalachian folktale about forgetfulness.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Song of Sedna
Daniel San Souci (Illustrator), Robert D. San Souci (Author)
Retells one of many versions of how an Eskimo maiden became goddess of the sea.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Song of the Chirimia: La Musica de la Chirimia: Folklore Guatemalteco
Lori Ann Schatschneider (Illustrator), Jane Anne Volkner (Author)
A folktale from Guatemala about a man who wins the love of a princess through music.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Spanish-American Folktales
Written by
Teresa Pijoan de Van Etten
  Spotted Eagle and Black Crow: A Lakota Legend
Durga Bernhard (Illustrator), Emery Bernhard (Reteller)
A Lakota legend about betrayal and salvation.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Spotted Pony: A Collection of Hanukkah Stories
Leonard Everett Fisher (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Author)
Eight tales, one for each night of the holiday.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Stone Men
Written and Illustrated by
Nicki Weiss
Isaac travels with his cart from town to town and on his journeys, he often gets lonely. In order to prevent himself from being lonely, Isaac builds stone men to keep him company. One day a village is threatened by the czar's soldiers and Isaac, along with his stone men, are able to help save the village.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Stone Soup
Margot Tomes (Illustrator), John Warren Stewig (Author)
A clever girl shows some stingy villagers how to make a special soup with some unusual ingredients.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Story of the Chinese Zodiac
Monica Chang (Reteller), Arthur Lee (Illustrator)
The legend of the Chinese Zodiac and how the twelve animals were chosen.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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