Treasury of magical tales from around the world

by Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary
A flower-spouting princess, gobbling prince, emerald-winged fairy, foolish giants, fearsome ogres, and talking frog and fish are just a few of the captivating characters found in this anthology of beloved stories from 29 places around the world, from the Arctic to Africa to Asia to Australia to Europe to the Americas.

Meet a sailor with an ogre wife in a story from China, a young girl who outsmarts giants in a tale from Fiji, a clever rooster seeking its fortune in a tale from Morocco, a music-playing jaguar in a story from Ecuador, and princes turned to statues in a story from Italy.



Retold by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit, this is a collection of 29 magical stories from a wide variety of cultures and countries, including Italy, Hungary, Morocco, Angola, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Russia, Japan, China, Fiji, India, Chile, Mexico, as well as three tales from Native American cultures: Inuit, Brule Sioux, and Cheyenne.



Donna Jo Napoli's powerful storytelling makes these stories fresh and fun, and Christina Balit's dazzling illustrations make this book a true treasure a very special gift and a must-have for family bookshelves.



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Contents
The speaking bird (Italy)
Dick Whittington's cat (England)
The poor boy and the golden lamb (Hungary)
Half-a-rooster (Berber, Morocco)
The frog who tried too hard (Angola)
The old woman (Jindwi, Zimbabwe)
The woodcutter (Palestine)
The girl with seven brothers (Kurdish, Western Asia)
Three magic gifts (Turkey)
The gobbler (Jewish diaspora)
The gold fish (Russia)
The girl and the moon spirit (Chukchi, Russian Arctic)
The gentleman and the tiger (Korea)
Bunbuku the teakettle (Japan)
The island of the ogres (China)
The four fairies (India)
The frog in the rice paddy (Sri Lanka)
Princess Golden Flower (Thailand)
The buffalo boy and the banyan tree (Vietnam)
The orphan boy who became king (Indonesia)
The bunyip (Australia)
Kumaku and the giants (Fiji)
The Mundopuma (Ecuador)
The golden jars (Brazil)
Delgadina and the snake (Chile)
Red cascades (Mexico)
Afraid of nothing (Brule Sioux, North America)
Eyeball tricks (Cheyenne, North America)
The woman and her bear child (Inuit, Arctic).

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This enjoyably eclectic compilation of 29 lesser-known tales spins readers around the storytelling globe. (A "Story Map" in the back matter makes their geographical range clear.) Napoli's choices are notable for their breadth and inclusivity, spanning multiple cultures spread across six continents, from Australia's ecologically cautionary "The Bunyip" to "The Old Woman" of the Jindwi in Zimbabwe, who is remarkable for her magical knee. All arise from oral traditions, a form that Napoli notes "can lose some... charm and power" when written down. Her renditions, notable for their plain yet effective language, have a ring of their own--"Dick Whittington was not a lucky child. He had no parents nor even a memory of them"--amplified by Balit's gold-tinged illustrations, which shimmer with stylized, Byzantine detail, depicting people of various skin tones and magical worlds where an ogre can fall in love with a human and flowers tumble from the mouth of an enchanted princess. Ages 8--12. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Magic -- Folklore.
Tales.
Folk tales.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2021
Contributors Balit, Christina, illustrator.
Language English
Description 208 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-205) and index.
ISBN 9781426372483
1426372485
9781426372490
1426372493
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