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
Available (4)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j PZ8.1.S45455 Lio 2008x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j PZ8.1.S45455 Lio 2008x
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PZ8.1.S45455 Lio 2008x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j PZ8.1.S45455 Lio 2008x
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 398.24 SE4
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 398.24 SE4
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 398 S46
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 398 S46
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.

Tell 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).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this large, handsome, spacious collection, each of the 15 folktales from around the world teaches a lesson. The messages are never heavy, though, and the simple, chatty storytelling, illustrated with richly colored collages, is designed for sharing and reading aloud. In one of the best stories, How to Be Happy, from Arabia, a not-very-nice woman is sad until she saves a dying dog and discovers the secret to finding joy: You do it by making others happy. In a story from India, an elephant, rabbit, monkey, and partridge quarrel until they learn to share and live peacefully together. The characters are unnamed and are just referred to as a boy, soldier, teacher, woman, farmer, etc., but the details in the bright art help create distinct individuals and cultural identities. There are many dramatic conflicts, but most characters learn that peace comes from making connections within a community.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Wisdom -- Folklore.
Publisher Oxford, England :Lion Children's,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Wisdom stories
Contributors Balit, Christina.
Language English
Description 45 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780745960609 (hardcover)
074596060X (hardcover)
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