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UPDATE TIME: 2018-01-16
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  ISNB:078680291X  Language:English
Book Introduction:Centering on the universal tendency to overlook the obvious in search of the extraordinary, this sublime retelling of a Burmese folktale combines myth and legend into an inspiring tale for our time. With a harmonious blend of motion and color, detailed paintings underscore the story's transcendent t......[Read More]
$5.98
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  ISNB:0781432960  Language:English
Book Introduction:Once upon a time in the enchanting land of India, a wealthy jewel merchant went on a long journey.He is soon joined by a would-be thief who hopes to befriend him and steal his fortune! and nbsp; But the wise merchant, realizing what his companion's intentions are, has a surprise in store for the thi......[Read More]
$0.33
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  ISNB:0395900158  Language:English
Book Introduction:A beautiful butterfly is courted by many suitors. She finally finds a husband who has a singing voice soft and sweet enough to please her, but no sooner does the honeymoon begin than he is swallowed by a giant fish! All of nature joins her in mourning, setting off a comical chain of events that resu......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0786822325  Language:English
Book Introduction:Centering on the universal tendency to overlook the obvious in search of the extraordinary, this sublime retelling of a Burmese folktale combines myth and legend into an inspiring tale for our time. With a harmonious blend of motion and color, detailed paintings underscore the story's transcendent t......[Read More]
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  ISNB:087483502X  Language:English
Book Introduction:Turtle loves to dance and play the flute. But her exuberance puts her at risk when her music attracts the attention of a brave hunter who brings her home to make turtle stew. After she is caught, her only hope for escape is the hunter's children ... and her own wit. This folktale, first told by ......[Read More]
$15.95
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  ISNB:1564023230  Language:English
Book Introduction:A brightly illustrated retelling of a folktale from Ghana concerns the fun that starts when everything starts talking, including the farmer's yams, the fisherman's fish, and the weaver's cloth.[Read More]
$4.12
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  ISNB:0310716365  Language:English
Book Introduction:When Raj left the room, Mohan tiptoed over to his belongings and searched hurriedly under Raj’s pillow. Again he found nothing. Mohan longs for Raj’s treasure. He plots and he schemes and his plan seems perfect! But along the way, he discovers an important lesson about wanting what so......[Read More]
$13.43
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  ISNB:B003ZUY120  Language:English
Book Introduction:A beautiful butterfly is courted by many suitors. She finally finds a husband who has a singing voice soft and sweet enough to please her, but no sooner does the honeymoon begin than he is swallowed by a giant fish! All of nature joins her in mourning, setting off a comical chain of events that resu......[Read More]
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  ISNB:080756320X  Language:English
Book Introduction:When you promise Croc a party, you better keep that promise and give him a party! Zuva knows you should never invite a crocodile to town--everyone knows that! But what if the crocodile does you a favor? And what if you promise to return the favor by inviting him to the village party? And what if thi......[Read More]
$15.74
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  ISNB:0874837995  Language:English
Book Introduction:Many years ago, the proudest animal in the jungle was not the peacock. The proudest animal was the tiger. In this folktale from Vietnam, we see how Tiger's pride leads him to covet wisdom, and with the help of a wise farmer, earn his stripes.[Read More]
$4.95
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  ISNB:1439218382  Language:English
Book Introduction:Utterly magical and filled with a rare, plainspoken and disarming wanderlust, Raven Steals a Star by Kellie Takahashi is a lyrical masterpiece. Beautifully and brightly illustrated by Frank Salcido, this fabled and inspired myth takes up where a folktale leaves off. Poetic in all the right ways, you......[Read More]
$13.99
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  ISNB:0778716317  Language:English
Book Introduction:This exciting title introduces readers to the folktale genre. Readers will learn that folktales are often passed down and retold from generation to generation. Writing activities help readers write their own folktales.[Read More]
$26.6
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  ISNB:0688123333  Language:English
Book Introduction:A captivating retelling of a Philippine fable about two elderly boars--one kind and cheerful, the other selfish and mean--who find their actions repaid in very different ways. "The text has a lilt and a gleam of humor...and the illustrations are among this well-know team's most engaging."--Kirkus Re......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0688162312  Language:English
Book Introduction:Children will cheer for Mbi, an orphan boy who lives in a Nigerian village, when he teaches the villagers a lesson they'll never forget. Overworked and mistreated, Mbi gets only scraps when it's time to eat. Then one day a magical fruit tree grows just for him, and, using his wits, Mbi makes sure ......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0874838894  Language:English
Book Introduction:The outcome of this timely yet timeless nature tale from Micronesia suggests we are all connected in the ecological chain. Whale and Sandpiper engage in a boasting contest over who rules the shoreline, which escalates to nearly destroy the ocean and beach altogether, as well as the creatures and sho......[Read More]
$13.42
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  ISNB:0874838029  Language:English
Book Introduction:In this story A poor boy's dream of having a drum takes him on an unlikely path. He meets several people that guide him along the way. In time, he learns to make his own magic in this world.[Read More]
$4.95
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  ISNB:0874837588  Language:English
Book Introduction:When the barnyard animals are invited to a party by their neighbors, they dress in their Sunday best and set off for a day of merriment. But when dinnertime arrives, the famished animals are perplexed to find a simple meal of cornbread. Most of the animals are polite but not Rooster who turns up his......[Read More]
$15.26
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  ISNB:0874838800  Language:English
Book Introduction:When Goat, Rooster, and Donkey decide to try their hand at farming, all goes well until Donkey's appetite gets the best of him. In this tale from Egypt, Donkey learns the price of being greedy and discovers that the truth will always come out, even if it comes from the bottom of a well.[Read More]
$3.95
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  ISNB:0892390719  Language:English
Latest Reviews: We read this to complement our middle ages history lesson about Southeast Asia. [Read More]
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  ISNB:0874838010  Language: English
Book Introduction:When two greedy jungle cats discover a large piece of cheese, they can't decide how to divide it fairly. The clever monkey comes to their rescue. Or so they think. After reading this trickster tale from West Africa, you will think twice before asking a monkey for help.[Read More]
$3.76

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