Friday, March 3, 2017

Children's Folktale Books

What's New

in Children's Folktale Books?

Folktales are fluid. They can change with each telling and yet the essential folktale elements remain the same. From fairytales to contemporary retellings of original stories, they combine character traits and universal themes that create informational stories about what is valued and how it is cherished. 
Folklore connects the dots between the past, present and the future. It provides common ground within a community and it also offers imaginative and creative ways of looking at, and talking about cultural beliefs. 
Here are a few newly released children’s books on a range of folklore themes: fairytales, animal stories and more:

Thousand Star Hotel

By The Okee Dokoo Brothers and Brandon Reese (Illustator)

The Grammy®-winning Okee Dokee Brothers create a fanciful story—inspired by the folktale “The Fisherman and His Wife”—about the things we wish for . . . and the things we really need.

In this rendition, two muskrats in a cabin dream of catching enough fish to make them rich. A giant golden catfish promises to grant their wish in a most unexpected and magical way.  More

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hogwarts Library Book by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)

Newt Scamander's updated classic compendium of magical creatures includes six beasts little known to the outside American wizarding community. These fantastic creatures range from the Thunderbird to the Puffskein and Niffler.


King Solomon and Ashmedai: A Wisdom Tale

By Barak Bassman

This medieval tale recounts the fall and restoration of the legendary king of Israel. He confronts his moral shortcomings and acquires the wisdom of humility.

Leona the Part-Time Fairy: The Discovery

By M L S Baisch
Clever and brave, Leona Lacey races off to discover a fairy tree in Fairyland. She meets fairy scouts, helpful forest animals, and more.

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