6 copies of Maria and the Baker’s Bread. A Peruvian Tale. A baker tries to charge Maria for the smell of his bread, but Maria refuses to pay and the baker takes her to court. The wise judge makes Maria clink some coins together, providing the baker with the sound of money as compensation for the smell of his ... more
6 copies of The Frog Who Stirred the Cream. A Russian tale: A frog falls into a pail of cream. Instead of giving up, she swims and swims until the cream is churned into butter, and the frog can hop right out of the pail.
6 copies of Juan Bobo Goes Up and Down the Hill. A Puerto Rican Folk Tale. Juan Bobo must get his grandma's big pot. How will he carry it home? "The Big Black Pot" - In grandmother's house, way up on the hill, in one of the cupboards, on one of the shelves, There's a shiny black pot with three little ... more
6 copies of The Brother Who Gave Rice. A Korean Tale. Two brothers split a rice harvest. Each brother is concerned that the other many not have enough and deposits a bag of rice each night in the other's house. Neither can understand why his store of rice remains the same, until they meet one night on the path ... more
6 copies of Mouse-Deer Must Be Quick! An Indonesian Tale. Mouse-Deer tricks Tiger three times by telling him that he is guarding something special for the king. Each time Tiger suffers for his gullibility.
6 copies of Bring Me Three Gifts! A Chinese folktale. Three women cannot return home unless they bring fire in paper, wind in paper and music from paper with them.
6 copies of Does a Candle Keep You Warm? A Turkish tale: Hodja brags that the cold doesn't bother him, so his friend Kemal challenges him to stay out all night without a fire. Hodja loses the bet, but uses the same logic to keep Kemal from the winnings.
6 copies of The Best Match. A Maya Tale. A mother and father mouse search for a powerful groom for their beautiful daugher. They ask the sun, cloud, wind, and wall before they realize a field mouse is the most powerful of all.
1 copy each of 16 titles
- I Am La Luna
- The Secret Water
- Can Turtle Fly?
- Leave, Bees!
- Mamo Is Trading Again
- Who Needs Two Wings?
- Plain, White Salt
- Anansi Gives Wisdom to the World
- Maria and the Baker’s Bread
- The Frog Who Stirred the Cream
- Juan Bobo Goes Up and Down the Hill
- The B... more
6 copies of I Am La Luna. A Yaqui/Mexican Tale. Tells of the wooing of the Moon by the Sun. El Sol wants to marry La Luna. Will the Moon say yes?
6 copies of The Secret Water. A Chinese Folk Tale. Shu Fa lives in a village with no water, they must go evey day to get water in their buckets. One day Shu Fa pulls a turnip and water comes out. But the water belongs to the mountain and he does not want to share. How will Shu Fa get this water to her village?
6 copies of Can Turtle Fly? A Lakota Folk Tale. Turtle wants to fly south for the winter with the birds. They help him fly but he can't hold on, what does the turtle do now for winter?
6 copies of Leave, Bees! A Thai tale. During a fire, some bees fly into the elephants' noses and direct the elephants to safety. The bees decide not to leave, however, and as the elephants try to blow the bees out, their noses grow longer and longer. That's why elephants have such long trunks today.
6 copies of Mamo Is Trading Again. An Ethopian Tale. A little goat herder starts out his day with a special game board from his father. Somebody takes it from him, and he spends the rest of the day trading things until he gets a new game board.
6 copies of Who Needs Two Wings? A Cuban Tale. Half-Chick does not aid Water, Wind, and Fire on his way to see the king. In turn, they will not help Half-Chick when the king's chef tries to cook him.
6 copies of Plain, White Salt. An Austrian Tale. A king challenges his three daughters to bring him the most valuable thing, and becomes angry when the youngest brings him only salt. Later, he realizes his mistake when the banished daughter cooks him a tasteless meal.
6 copies of Anansi Gives Wisdom to the World. A Ghanaian Tale; The Sky God gives all the wisdom in the world to Anansi the spider. The greedy spider tries to hide it, but he drops it, and it scatters all over the world.