folk tales

folk tales

Nasrudin and the coat

A retelling of a traditional Turkish tale about a trickster named Nasrudin.

Los tres osos =

The three bears
"An easy to read fairy tale about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the girl's visit to the bears' house. Spanish/English edition includes reading activities and a word list"--Provided by publisher.

The blind men and the elephant and other silly stories

Contains four silly tales, including the title one about six blind men who argue over what an elephant looks like.

Little Red Riding Hood

On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood encounters a sly wolf.

Hansel and Gretel

When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

Goldilocks and the three bears

Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry little girl finds the house of three bears and helps herself to their food and their beds.

The Bremen town musicians

No longer wanted by their masters, a dog, a donkey, a cat, and a rooster set out for Bremen to become musicians.

Chicken Little

Chicken Little believes the sky is falling and spreads the news.

A peacemaker for warring nations

the founding of the Iroquois League
"The League of the Iroquois was a true representational democracy--so much so that the United States Constitution is said to have been modeled on some of its tenets. But how, perhaps a thousand years before the time of Columbus, did the Five Iroquois Nations (the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca) come to end the bitter eye-for-eye warfare among them? What brought them together in an alliance based on the Great Law of Peace? And how was it that a system of Clan Mothers was instituted in which women are seen as the center of the nation and still today choose the 50 royaners, or peace chiefs, who speak for their respective communities in meetings of the League? In [this book], . . . author Joseph Bruchac draws from the teachings of both contemporary and past Iroquois tradition bearers in telling the . . . story of how 'the Peacemaker,' a divine messenger sent by the Creator, helped to bring reconciliation to warring nations"--Provided by publisher.

More scary stories to tell in the dark

More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, witches, vampires, "jump" stories, and a scary song.


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