Monday, April 27, 2015

Folklore Books for Kids

For Young Readers

The beauty of folklore is its timeless relevance and nowhere is that more apparent than in books for children. Legends, fairy tales and folk tales continue to be kept alive by the writer and reader alike.
Here is a list of several books we thought were interesting:
Cloud Tea Monkeys -  This folk tale comes from an ancient legend about tea-picking monkeys. In it a brave girl, a sick mother and a royal tea taster have important decisions to make. Details.
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods - Mythology fills the pages of this book about twelve major Greek gods. Some of them mind their manners and others don’t. This overview also includes interesting facts about  Ancient Greece. Details.
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales -  17 stories feature an African American woman or girl as the main character. True stories, ghost stories, folk legends, classic fairy tales, tall tales and more indicate the breadth of African American cultural traditions.  Details. Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart -  Dona Flor is a kind giant who helps the townspeople when a mountain lion appears. No harm comes to the lion when she resolves the situation.  Details.   

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