The Tiger Child

A Folk Tale from India

Author: Joanna Troughton

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140382389

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 32

View: 4741

This lively folk tale from Orissa, India, explains why tigers eat their food uncooked and why cats live with people. The tiger child is sent to fetch some more fire from the village, but on the way he gets distracted by his friends. By the time he gets to the village, he has forgotten what he has been sent to fetch.

How Rabbit Stole the Fire

A North American Indian Folk Tale

Author: Joanna Troughton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4007

A wonderful, rhythmic North American Indian folk tale... As the leaves fall from the trees and the wind blows colder, the animals wish they had fire to keep them warm. But only the Sky People living high in the mountains have fire, and they guard it jealously. Rabbit has a plan, however: he makes a special resin-covered headdress, tricks the Sky People and steals some fire. All the animals help him in an exciting race to escape capture, and each is marked in some way by the stolen fire. Then Deer manages to hide the precious fire in the woods, so it can be theirs forever – but once it’s hidden, how will they get it back?

Seasons of Splendour

Tales, Myths and Legends of India

Author: Madhur Jaffrey,Michael Foreman

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140346992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 333

Superb retelling of traditional tales from Hindu epics. Lavishly illustrated by Michael Foreman. Age 9+ 192 pages

The Water Dragon

A Chinese Legend - English and Chinese bilingual text

Author: Li Jian

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781602209787

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

View: 7247

This fancifully illustrated multicultural children's book tells a famous Chinese myth about a young boy's quest to save his village. Long ago, in a remote village in China, there lived a kind and generous little boy. He spent his days in the forest, collecting wood to trade for food. One day, the boy made a wondrous discovery: a magic stone that caused his money jar and rice crocks to overflow, both of which he shared with the poor villagers. But strange things began to happen. It no longer rained. The crops died. The rivers dried up. A terrible drought had struck and would not release its grip. The brave young boy, full of dreams of a white, water-spewing Dragon, took his magic stone on a journey—and discovered how to save his village.

Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

Author: Martha Hamilton,Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684440181

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3363

When Tree Kangaroo and Koala dig a well to get some water, Tree Kangaroo ends up doing all of the work and Koala ends up with a stumpy tail in this origin story from Australia.

The Tiger and the Wise Man

Author: Andrew Fusek Peters

Publisher: Child's Play International

ISBN: 9781904550075

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5324

A wise man takes a survey from the forest creatures to prove that he should not be eaten by the tricky tiger, but his plan backfires until a jackal comes along.

The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763670559

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7394

Draws eight stories from well-known collections of Indian folktales--Hitopadesha tales, Jataka tales, and Panchantra tales--and presents them with cartoon-like illustrations.

Tiger on a Tree

Author: Pulak Biswas,Anushka Ravishankar

Publisher: Tara Publishing

ISBN: 9788186211359

Category: Children's poetry, Indic (English)

Page: 35

View: 1886

Tiger, tiger on a treeIs it true? Can it be?Did he fly? Did he flee?Did he fall and hurt his knee?Did he cry? Did he plead?If you want to know,Read.An award-winning combination of black, orange and whimsical poetry, this is the tale of a wild tiger cub that wanders into an Indian village. The art, verse and typography run and bounce off the page, drawing both the curious child and the quizzical adult into the book's ever-surprising world.

Her Stories

African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

Author: Virginia Hamilton,Leo Dillon,Diane Dillon

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590473705

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5089

A collection of twenty-five African-American folktales focuses on strong female characters and includes "Little Girl and Bruh Rabby," "Catskinella," and "Annie Christmas." By the author of The People Could Fly.

Children's Book of Sport

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405371315

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4182

Know the score with this ultimate guide to the world of sport. Now available in ebook(PDF) format. Children's Book of Sport is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field. Dynamic photographs bring sports to life, while fact boxes highlight key information from rules and regulations, to tactics and techniques. There are even star profiles and facts and stats on sports you never knew existed. A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the early Greek games right up to the present day, makes Children's Book of Sport your must-have guide in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.

Clever Monkey

A Folktale from West Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874838015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 5940

A West African tale in which two cats argue over some cheese, and a clever monkey, who offers to help, manages to get most of the cheese for himself.

Magic Apple

A Middle Eastern Folktale

Author: N.A

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874838008

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 1341

In their travels, three brothers find a magic spyglass, a flying carpet, and a magic apple, which they use to help save a sick princess.

The Story of Running Water

Author: Joanna Troughton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521476102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3925

Cambridge Reading is a major reading scheme which provides stimulating books and support materials for the teaching of reading and the development of literacy throughout the primary years.

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7690

DIVA plot to kidnap a little princess and flood the passageways of a mine is thwarted when a mysterious silver-haired woman and a brave young miner help repel some devilish subterranean creatures. /div

Black Folktales

Author: Julius Lester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439509746

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 6262

The author interprets twelve traditional stories and legends of the Black culture

The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote

Author: Tony Johnston

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698116305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9683

Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon.

The Heart of a Friendship

An East African Folktale

Author: Arrington, H.J.

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455605668


Page: N.A

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Gobble You Up!

Author: Gita Wolf,Sunita

Publisher: Tara Publications

ISBN: 9788192317144

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1685

In a story adapted from a Rajasthani folktale, a jackal eats all the animals in the forest.

Stories from India

Author: Anna Milbourne

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794511517

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7683

Collects traditional stories featuring gods, animals, and humans that have a number of things to say about love, pride, deceitfulness, bravery, foolishness, wickedness, goodness, and quick thinking.

A Story, a Story

An African Tale

Author: Gail E. Haley

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780881036060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 3612

For use in schools and libraries only. Recounts how most African folktales came to be called "Spider Stories.