The Lion book of wisdom stories from around the world
by Self, David.
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
Collected in this inspiring anthology are 15 traditional stories drawn from a variety of cultures from all across the globe. Each tale focuses on a different key issue--among them sharing resources, the downfalls of pride, and the nature of true wealth--and offers insight on how they can best be resolved. Sensitively retold and accompanied by lush illustrations, these tales offer a glimpse of people of every background and reveal the benefits of learning from others.
ContentsTell me a story
Spider learns a lesson (from Ghana and, later, Jamaica)
The lost coin (from Galilee)
The eagle and the jackdaw (from Ancient Greece)
How to be happy (from Arabia)
Happy ever after under the banyan tree (from India)
A bowl of milk (from Persia and India)
Don't argue! (from the Middle East)
The ant and the grain of wheat (from Italy)
A loving gift (from India)
Silver on the hearth (from Afghanistan)
Not just a pawn (from Germany)
Trust the donkey (from North America)
Axe porridge (from Russia)
Why the wasp can't make honey (from Jamaica)
The most precious gift (from the Near East).
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|Publisher|| Oxford, England :Lion Children's,2008
|Other Titles|| Wisdom stories
45 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm