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Aesops Fables

by Aesop

|May 17, 2008

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'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one", said the lioness, "but it is very well bred!"' The fables of Aesop have become one of the most…

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The Native Stories from Keepers of the Earth is a collection of stories drawn from the oral tradition of Indian groups in the United States and Canada. Tribes include Inuit, Micmac, Maliseet, Mohawk, Zuni, and Hopi. A common thread through these stories is a view…

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This collection of folklore offers a rich and lively panorama of Mayan mythic heritage. Here are everyday tales of village life; legends of witches, shamans, spiritualists, tricksters, and devils; fables of naguales, or persons who can change into animal forms;…
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A tribute to the courageous chiefs and warriors who fought to protect their people and preserve the Native way of life in the face of European expansion across North America: · Sequoyah, a Cherokee who invented a system of writing for his people · Sitting Bull,…
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Two Native American writers tell nine stories about how the world was created, about their own ancestors, animals, and nature, about the lessons of the Creator and the great Iroquois Peacemaker. These Iroquois legends embody traditional wisdom and spiritual…

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From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" ( Choice ). Full of life,…
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Weeng , the spirit of sleep. How Odjibaa won the Red Swan. Waupee and the daughters of the star. The whispering grass. Full of mystery, a sense of awe at the surrounding world and the courage of great warriors, the mythology of Canada's Indians forms an…

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The enormous advances of the civil rights movement have made it easier for LGBT youth to be "out," yet their increased visibility has led to myriad legal issues involving such critical matters as freedom of expression, sexual harassment, self-chosen medical care,…

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Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the black struggle for freedom before the U.S. became a nation. Beginning with the colonization of North America, this book documents the transformation of slavery from a more brutal form of indentured…
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Great stories of the epics; deeds of Krishna, Shiva, taken from puranas, Vedas, folk tales, more. 32 illustrations.

Cinderella

by Judy Sierra

|July 1, 1992

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The stories of a Cinderella character go far beyond the familiar tales of Perrault and Grimm. Author Judy Sierra presents 24 versions that represent a broad range of cultures and geographical areas, styles, with variations on the theme of the persecuted heroine…
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These captivating and original stories use spiritual allegories to teach us to be caretakers of Mother Earth and invoke appreciation for the sacredness of all life.