Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from School Library Journal on November 1, 2011

Cover: Bouki Cuts Wood: A Haitian Folktale

Old-fashioned in the best way, each book tells a story from a particular area. To maintain the traditional feel, the tales are narrated by a storyteller, and the illustrations, which include full-page color images as well as smaller black-and-white pictures, purposefully imitate styles native to the featured regions. A map and an explanatory note describing folktale traditions end each book. Perfect for reading aloud to a class or sharing one-on-one, these books have a nice range and should be considered as needed to fill in folklore collections where these areas are not well represented.

—Heather Talty

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Bouki Cuts Wood: A Haitian Folktale 3.0
Coyote Rides the Sun: A Native American Folktale 3.2
Frog Went A-Traveling: A Russian Folktale 3.3
Issun Boshi (One-Inch Boy): A Japanese Folktale 3.2
Medio Pollito (Half-Chick): A Mexican Folktale 3.1
The Frog King: An African Folktale 3.1
The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A German Folktale 3.5
The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Folktale 3.0

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