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The crane girl The crane girl / adapted by Curtis Manley ; illustrations by Lin Wang

A boy helps an injured crane, and the good deed is rewarded with the arrival of a mysterious guest who weaves beautiful silk for the family. Includes author's note about Japanese folktales and poetry, information about red-crowned cranes, and pronunciations.

Link to hardcover: http://discover.poudrelibraries.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1819830


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The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the magic ring The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the magic ring / retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

A young huntsman is helped by a golden mare when he tries to perform the seemingly impossible feats commanded by the Tsar.


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In a dark, dark room In a dark, dark room / retold by Alvin Schwartz ; pictures by Victor Rivas

Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.

Link to hardcover: http://discover.poudrelibraries.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1802936


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Kamala Kamala / edited by Ethel Johnston Phelps ; illustrated by Suki Boynton ; foreword by Kate Schatz

In this second volume of reissued classic folktales, a Punjabi woman outwits seven ruthless thieves, an Incan girl restores harmony to the empire, and a mischievous Norwegian lass thwarts her entitled landowner. Spanning several centuries and continents, the stories in Kamala recall how it's the dazzling courage, cleverness, and power of women that hold our world together. Ethel Johnston Phelps (1914-1984) held a master's degree in Medieval Literature, co-edited a Ricardian journal, and published several articles on fifteenth-century subjects. She compiled two anthologies of feminist folk tales from around the world, Tatterhood and The Maid of the North.


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The people could fly The people could fly / Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.

Link to hardcover: http://discover.poudrelibraries.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1323980


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The princess and the warrior The princess and the warrior / Duncan Tonatiuh

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side.

Link to hardcover: http://discover.poudrelibraries.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1767931


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Speaking to an elephant and other tales from the Kadars Speaking to an elephant and other tales from the Kadars / Madhuri Ramesh, Manish Chandi, illustrations, Matthew Frame

This collection of unusual folklore features the world of the Kadars, a small indigenous community in southern India. Originally narrated to the authors by Kadar elders, these stories recall ways of living in forest habitats that hold important lessons for all those interested in regrowing our forests. Textured and evocative illustrations by Matthew Frame bring alive the world of animals and foliage in a tropical forest.


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Tales from the Arabian nights Tales from the Arabian nights / Donna Jo Napoli ; illustrated by Christina Balit

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives.

Link to hardcover: http://discover.poudrelibraries.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1763317


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Through the water curtain Through the water curtain / selected and introduced by Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke's personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world - not just from her native Germany but from Russia, Japan and the Native American tradition.

Link to hardcover: http://discover.poudrelibraries.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1902409


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The Turtle Ship The Turtle Ship / Helena Ku Rhee ; illustrated by Colleen Kong-Savage

An adaptation of the legend of Sunsin Yi, a young boy in sixteenth-century Korea, who, inspired by his pet turtle, designs one of the greatest battleships in history and fulfills his dream of sailing the world.

Link to hardcover: http://discover.poudrelibraries.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1830810

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