Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from Library Media Connection on September 1, 2013

Cover: How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?: An African Folktale

These easy-to-read books retell worldwide folktales in a child-friendly manner. Colorful illustrations, along with monochromatic illustrations, add to the narration. At the end of each book is a discussion of folktales in general and the specific folktale, including a question for further discussion. These tales will be useful in literature and social studies courses; they can be used to focus on a specific culture or tale or to compare and contrast narrative-styles between cultures. Lacking is a glossary or introductory material. All readers will benefit from this exposure to folktales, particularly when tying literature across the curriculum.

—Sara Rofofsky

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?: An African Folktale 3.3
Momotaro (The Peach Boy): A Japanese Folktale 4.2
The Boy at the Dike: A Dutch Folktale 3.6
The Magic Paintbrush: A Chinese Folktale 4.2
The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal: An Indian Folktale 3.7
The Tongue-Cut Sparrow: A Japanese Folktale 4.0

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