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When a story shares a universal message, it finds its way into that pantheon of tales that is shared with many diverse cultures. These classic 33 tales, collected from Brazil, China, Korea, Russia, Tibet, Africa, from America's native peoples, and other lands,…

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Love is stronger than might, stronger than fear. Keep your heart as strong as your sword, and right will triumph. Following this instruction, Jack the lad becomes Jack the strong of heart, embracing his father's silver sword as he sets forth. In Pleasant…

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These nine short folktales feature stories about traditional holidays celebrated from Czechoslovakia, Russia, France, the United States, and other parts of the world.

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This collection of classic and timeless short folktales from Mexico, Israel, Poland, and other parts of the world, demonstrates wisdom and justice.

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This collection of nine short stories features a range of cat "tales" from different countries that are especially worth sharing. You will find stories that explain why cats choose women over men, how cats trick other (in cat's view) "lesser" animals, how cats…

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This unique collection of American stories from the frozen tundra of Alaska to the lush green hills of Virginia; from the sweltering bayous of Louisiana to the windswept prairies of South Dakota is told in DeSpain's signature gentle style. Every reader will find…

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A collection of nine traditional tales about leprechauns, dwarfs, shapeshifters and other enchanted creatures from various countries, including Russia, Norway, and Germany.

Tales of Heroes

by Pleasant Despain

|December 15, 2005

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Nine inspiring folktales about heroes, including selections from Hungary, Switzerland, India, Japan, and other parts of the world. Each of these classic stories shares an inspiring message of courage and perseverance.

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A collection of nine traditional scary stories from various parts of the world, including Japan, Uruguay, and other countries. The stories are sure to entertain young readers.

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A hilarious collection of short folktales from all over the world featuring silly characters, nonsensical situations, and general tomfoolery.

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Nine traditional tales about insects from various parts of the world, including Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, and Fiji.

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This book contains nine short traditional and very entertaining folktales about tricksters, featuring selections from Persia, India, Poland, France, and other parts of the world.