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
Jerusalem Sky Written by Mark H. Podwal According to legend, the Jerusalem sky held off the rains for seven years while King Solomon built his temple. In the Jerusalem sky, the Bible says, a rising star announced the birth of Jesus. Through that same sky, Islamic belief holds, Muhammad climbed to heaven. Now the Jerusalem sky fills with the sounds of worshippers praying for peace in the synagogues, churches, and mosques. [Grade Level: 3 - 6]
Legends of the Sun and Moon Eric Hadley (Author), Tessa Hadley (Author) This book consists of a collection of legends that have been gathered from many different people from various cultures. The legends explain the existence of the sun and the moon. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]