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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Folk and Fairy Tales

Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables By Waters, Fiona (Book - 2010 ) J398.2452 WAT Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 29 copies

Annotation:A collection of 60 classic fables including 'The Hare and the Tortoise', 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf', and 'The Fox and the Grapes". Ages 4-12.

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp By Pullman, Philip, 1946- (Book - 2005 ) J398.22 PUL Available in some locations

Annotation:Recounts the tale of a poor tailor's son who becomes a wealthy prince with the help of a magic lamp he finds in an enchanted cave. For Ages 9-12

American Tall Tales
American Tall Tales By Osborne, Mary Pope (Book - 1991 ) J398.22 OSB Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 39 copies

Annotation:A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder, Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan. Ages 8 & older

Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock
Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock By Kimmel, Eric A. (Book - 1988 ) J398.24 KIM Available in some locations

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

A Big Quiet House
A Big Quiet House A Yiddish Folktale From Eastern Europe By Forest, Heather (Book - 1996 ) J398.208992 FOR Available in some locations

Annotation:Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a man goes to the wise old woman who lives nearby for advice. All Ages

Borreguita and the Coyote
Borreguita and the Coyote A Tale From Ayutla, Mexico By Aardema, Verna (Book - 1991 ) J398.20972 AAR Available in some locations

Annotation:A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up. Ages 4 - 9.

Chicken Little
Chicken Little By Emberley, Rebecca (Book - 2009 ) J398.2 EMB Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 45 copies

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.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Clever Jack Takes the Cake By Fleming, Candace (Book - 2010 ) E FLEMING Available in some locations

Annotation:A poor boy named Jack struggles to deliver a birthday present worthy of the princess. Ages 4 - 8

Coyote
Coyote A Trickster Tale From the American Southwest By McDermott, Gerald (Book - 1994 )

Annotation:Coyote, who has a nose for trouble, insists that the crows teach him how to fly, but the experience ends in disaster for him. Ages 4 - 8

The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Elves and the Shoemaker By LaMarche, Jim (Book - 2003 ) J398.20943 LAM Available in some locations

Annotation:A poor shoemaker becomes successful with the help of two elves who finish his shoes during the night. All ages

The Empty Pot
The Empty Pot By Demi (Book - 1990 ) J398.20951 DEM Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 46 copies

Annotation:When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty. Ages 5-10

Fat Cat
Fat Cat A Danish Folktale By MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940- (Book - 2001 ) J398.209489 MAC Available in some locations

Annotation:A greedy cat grows enormous as he eats everything in sight, including his friends and neighbors who call him fat. Ages 4 - 7.

Giant John
Giant John By Lobel, Arnold (Book - 2008 ) E LOBEL Available in some locations

Annotation:Hired to perform odd jobs at the royal castle, Giant John's work pleases everyone until the musical fairies arrive and the friendly giant cannot resist the urge to dance. Ages 3 - 7

How Robin Saved Spring
How Robin Saved Spring By Ouellet, Debbie (Book - 2009 ) E OUELLET Available in some locations

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.

John Henry
John Henry By Lester, Julius (Book - 1994 ) J398.21 LES Available in some locations

Annotation:Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain. Ages 5-12.

The Korean Cinderella
The Korean Cinderella By Climo, Shirley (Book - 1993 ) J398.2 CLI Available in some locations

Annotation:In this version of Cinderella set in ancient Korea, Pear Blossom, a stepchild, eventually comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife. Ages 4 - 8.

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood By Hyman, Trina Schart (Book - 1983 ) J398.21 HYM Available in some locations

Annotation:On her way to Grandmother's house, Little Red Riding Hood encounters a wolf with sinister intentions. Ages: 6 - 8

Mabela the Clever
Mabela the Clever By MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940- (Book - 2001 ) J398.209604 MAC Available in some locations

Annotation:An African folktale about a mouse who pays close attention to her surroundings and avoids being tricked by the cat. Ages 3 - 7.

The Monkey and the Crocodile
The Monkey and the Crocodile A Jataka Tale From India By Galdone, Paul (Book - 199-? ) J398.20954 GAL Available in some locations

Annotation:Twice the clever little monkey foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him. Ages 3 - 8.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters An African Tale By Steptoe, John, 1950-1989 (Book - 1987 ) E STEPTOE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife. Ages 4 - 9.

Once A Mouse
Once A Mouse A Fable Cut in Wood By Brown, Marcia (Book - 1961 ) J398.2452 BRO Available in some locations

Annotation:As it changes from a mouse, to a cat, to a dog, to a tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain. Ages 4-10.

The People Could Fly
The People Could Fly The Picture Book By Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002 (Book - 2004 ) J398.208996 HAM Available in some locations

Annotation:This re-telling of an African American slave tale recounts the story of a group of slaves who call on ancient African Magic to fly away to freedom. All ages.

Rapunzel
Rapunzel By Zelinsky, Paul O. (Book - 1997 ) J398.22 ZEL Available in some locations

Annotation:A retelling of the folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Ages 5-8

The Rough-face Girl
The Rough-face Girl By Martin, Rafe, 1946- (Book - 1992 ) J398.2089 MAR Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 26 copies

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.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Collected From Folklore By Schwartz, Alvin, 1927- (Book - 2010 ) J398.25 SCH 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of traditional and modern urban folklore about ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and other scary subjects. Ages 8 - 13

Seven Fathers
Seven Fathers By Ramsden, Ashley (Book - 2011 ) J398.2 RAM Available in some locations

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.

Tikki Tikki Tembo
Tikki Tikki Tembo By Mosel, Arlene (Book - 1968 ) J398.20951 MOS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 113 copies

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.

Tops & Bottoms
Tops & Bottoms By Stevens, Janet (Book - 1995 ) J398.208996 STE Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 44 copies

Annotation:Brer Rabbit turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road. Ages 4-8

Two of Everything
Two of Everything A Chinese Folktale By Hong, Lily Toy (Book - 1993 ) J398.21 HON Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 34 copies

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

The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling By Pinkney, Jerry (Book - 1999 ) E PINKNEY Available in some locations

Annotation:An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan. Ages 5-10.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears A West African Tale By Aardema, Verna (Book - 1975 ) J398.2096 AAR Available in some locations

Annotation:This West African tales reveals the meaning of the mosquito’s buzz. Ages 3 & older.

Yummy
Yummy Eight Favorite Fairy Tales By Cousins, Lucy (Book - 2009 ) J398.2 COU Available in some locations

Annotation:Food is the connecting theme in this collection of eight traditional tales. Ages 3 and older.

Description

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.


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