KCLS Recommends: Children's - Folk and Fairy Tales
Annotation:Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson. All Ages
Annotation:A retelling of the classic story of Chicken Licken, who has an acorn fall on his head and runs in a panic to his friends Henny Penny, Lucky Ducky, and Loosey Goosey, to tell them the sky is falling. Ages 3 - 7.
Annotation:When Lady Winter casts a sleeping spell on Sister Spring, Robin and the other forest animals try one by one to sneak past Lady Winter and awaken her sister, so that spring will finally arrive. Ages 5 - 10.
Annotation: In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. Ages 5-12.
Annotation:A lone traveler, tired, hungry, and cold, finds a house and asks for a room for the night, but the old man to whom he speaks refers him to his father, and that man to his father, until he is finally rewarded for his efforts by the eldest. Ages 6 & up.
Annotation:After eldest son, Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo, falls in the well, it is decided that maybe having such a long name does not make it easy to call for help. Ages 4-10.
Annotation:A poor old Chinese farmer finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it, but his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications. Ages 4-10
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Folk and fairy tales are humanity's oldest stories. They weave magic and reality, tragedy and triumph, faith and reason, humor and horror into entertaining narratives that everyone recognizes and enjoys.