Entries Tagged as 'Folk Tales'

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes

February 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I have a weakness for folk tales, and I really enjoy this retelling of a story that has, according to the authors’ notes, Cherokee, Abenaki, and Iroquois roots. How Chipmunk Got His Stripes is a picture book about a bear and a squirrel-turned-chipmunk. At its heart, this story is more about bragging and teasing than natural history, […]

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The Giant Book of Giants

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Some stories can be told and retold ad infinitum, and they will continue to entertain and delight – or terrify. The Giant Book of Giants has managed to stuff six such stories centered on giants into one book that will delight any giant-lovers you know, and they haven’t sanitized the stories for […]

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Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas

February 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN February is National Bird-Feeding Month! What better way to get in the mood than with trivia and folklore about one of the smallest and most intriguing creatures of flight, the hummingbird? Like any reputable non-fiction animal book, Hummingbirds explores their physical attributes (size, plumage, color), diet, habitat, vocalizations, and predators. […]

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The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

October 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Artfully selected and compiled as a delightful compilation, the seven folktales of Australia, Nigeria, the American Southwest, Bali, Kazakhstan, India, and Wales featured in this Barefoot Books’ publication showcase earth-friendly parables any child – despite cultural differences – can appreciate. Paired with topic-related, wholesome activities such as making a song-line painting inspired […]

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