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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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  Together We Are Together
Written by
St. Brigid's Head Start Children
Children's poetry captures their everyday experiences, as they reflect on themselves, their friends and their awareness of differences around them.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 1]
  Tongues of Jade
Laurence Yep (Author), David Wiesner (Illustrator)
This book contains a collection of early Chinese American tales.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  Tongues of Jade
Laurence Yep (Author), David Wiesner (Illustrator)
This book is collection of early Chinese American tales. The stories are thoughtful and heartfelt and usually end with a specific moral.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  The Treasure Chest: A Chinese Tale
Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator), Rosiland C. Wang (Author)
A young man is challenged to three impossible contests.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Tree That Rains: The Flood Myth of the Huichol Indians of Mexico
Durga Bernhard (Illustrator), Emery Bernhard (Reteller)
The flood myth of the Huichol Indians of Mexico.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  The Tsar's Promise: A Russian Tale
Lauren A. Mills (Illustrator), Robert D. San Souci (Author)
A princess uses her magical powers to help the Tsar's son.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Turkey's Gift to the People
Written by
Ani Rucki
This story is based on a Navajo folktale. A group of animals all band together to protect themselves from a flood. Each of the animals work together, using their own individual skills.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Two Mountains: An Aztec Legend
Leonard Everett Fisher (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Author)
Two gods who disobey their parents and visit Earth are turned into mortals.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Vasilissa the Beautiful
Alexander Koshkin (Illustrator), Elizabeth Winthrop (Adapter)
A retelling of a Russian fairy tale in which Vasilissa uses the help of her doll to escape danger.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Verna Aardema (Author), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator)
A West African folktale.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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