512 pages, 9.19 × 5.98 × 1.29 in
August 12, 1988
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0394751884
ISBN - 13: 9780394751887
From the Publisher
Here between two covers you will find an inexhaustible source of delight for children and adults alike: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen. Over 150 tales are compiled from Iceland to Syria, Cuba to Papua.
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
From the Jacket
A one volume collection of 160 tales from over 40 cultures and traditions, containing both classics and lesser known tales.
About the Author
Jane Yolen is an American author and editor of folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children's books, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.
Jane Yolen’s books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award among many others.
From Our Editors
Between these two covers, readers will discover an inexhaustible source of delight for children and adults alike: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen. "A feast of good reading . . . deserves a place in every home where there are children".--John Barkham Reviews
“Most of the great human themes, from storytelling itself through love, wisdom, and death are covered in this dazzling collection of tales . . . A delight for all readers.”
"This handsome book, a feast of good reading, deserves a place in every home where there are children."
—John Barklam Reviews
"Be you storyteller or story reader, this wonderful folktale collection is not to be missed."
—Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook
Praise for the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
“A splendid folklore series . . . ”
—The Washington Post