Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing by Jane YolenOnce There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing by Jane Yolen

Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing

byJane YolenIllustratorJane Dyer

Picture Books | November 21, 2017

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“Writing in a warm, welcoming voice peppered with humor, Yolen retells more than thirty myths, fairy tales, and fables…Dyer’s dainty gouache-and-pencil spot illustrations bring additional liveliness to each tale in a collection that’s ideal for bedtime or story time.” —Publishers Weekly

From beloved author Jane Yolen and acclaimed illustrator Jane Dyer a collection of thirty stories from around the world, perfect for sharing.

This collection of well-known and not-so-well known stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from Russia to Africa to Korea and beyond includes magic tales, homey tales, and animal tales. As Jane Yolen says in her introduction, “These are stories that are short, full of remarkable characters, infinitely retellable, and fit for children between three and five years of age. I hope—as you read them with a child on your lap, or snuggled next to you in bed, or sitting with young friends at your feet, their eager faces falling under the story’s spell—I hope that you love the stories as well as they do.”
Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1960 and a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Pettic...
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Title:Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for SharingFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:November 21, 2017Publisher:Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416971726

ISBN - 13:9781416971726

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"This beautiful volume offers a selection of the folktales and fairy tales that are just right for sharing with preschool and primary-grade children....a pleasure to read and share. From gouache paintings depicting scenes from the stories to the small black-and-white silhouettes that appear after the closing rhymes, Dyer’s lively illustrations appear on almost every page and depict both human and animal characters with energy, warmth, and grace. A fine source of tales for reading aloud."  —  Booklist