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the dragon and the poet

by Miyazawa Kenji & Massimo Cimarelli

The tale "The dragon and the poet" by Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) is the story of the meeting between the poet Suldatta and the dragon Chanata, in a magical atmosphere among poetry challenges, esoteric Buddhism...


Read To Your Toddler Every Day

by Lucy Brownridge & Chloe Giordano

Science tells us that young children develop best when they are read to. In this follow-up to Read to Your Baby Every Day, soothe your toddler with retellings of traditional folk tales, fairy tales, and fables...


Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

by Yip,Mingmei

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a delightful selection of thirteen Chinese folktales as retold by author and illustrator Mingmei Yip. Inspired by her beloved father's nightly story-telling when she was...


SHEN OF THE SEA - 16 Chinese short stories for Children

by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

Shen of the Sea is a collection of short stories written by Arthur Bowie Chrisman. It was first published by Dutton in 1925, illustrated with more than 50 silhouettes by Else Hasselriis. Chrisman won the 1926...


Folk Tales from Japan

by Sakade,Florence & Yoshio Hayashi

"Filled with now-familiar favorites, along with lesser known yet equally delightful tales, this enduring collection presents stories to enchant and enlighten young readers." — School Library Journal

From singing...


The Story of Noodles

by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

"Compestine's almost tongue-in-cheek tale is a nearly unbeatable combination of slapstick humor, fast pace, and food."Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Back from The Story of Chopsticks, the Kang brothers...


The Story of Paper

by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created paper, one of China?s most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.

The three playful and creative...


The Story of Chopsticks

by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created chopsticks, one of China?s most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.

The three playful and...


The Story of Kites

by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created kites, one of China?s most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.

The three playful and creative...


Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories

by Lyons,Kay & Martin Loh

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Malaysian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories is collection...


Asha and the Spirit Bird

by Jasbinder Bilan

Asha lives on a family farm with her mother in rural India in the foothills of the Himalayas. Life would be perfect if her father were with them instead of working at the factory in the faraway city. But she...


Rapunzel

by Brothers Grimm

Are you looking for a short story for your children?

Rapunzel is trapped in a tower. Can her long hair save her?

This is a German fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm.

The audiobook is produced with a music...


The Littlest Emperor

by Seow,David & Olga Marie Polunin

Featuring beautiful watercolor paintings, this multicultural children's book tells the story of China's child emperor.

"A long time ago, the Littlest Emperor ruled the largest empire in the world." So begins...


Korean Children's Favorite Stories

by So-Un,Kim & Jeong Kyoung-Sim

This colorfully illustrated multicultural Korean children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Korean Children's Favorite Stories is a captivating...


Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories

by Suyenaga,Joan & Salim Martowiredjo

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indonesian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture.

Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and...


EASTERN TALES by MANY STORY TELLERS - 14 Tales from Eastern Lands

by Various Unknown & Compiled by Laura Valentine

"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various Authors compiled by Laura Valentine.

In compiling this volume of Eastern Tales, the Editor, Laura Valentine, has been careful to select only those best suited...


LITTLE MISS GRASSHOPPER - A Children's Alpine Adventure

by Johanna Spyri

LITTLE MISS GRASSHOPPER is a delightful children's tale by Johanna Spyri, the author of Heidi,. Once again our adventure is set in the Swiss Alps but begins in Dresden where Rita aka Grasshopper lives with her...


XHOSA FOLK & FAIRY TALES - 21 Xhosa children's stories from Nelson Mandela's homeland

by George McCall Theal

Xhosa Folk & Fairy Tales contains 21 Xhosa folk and fairy tales for children plus a section on the Proverbs and Figurative Expressions of the Xhosa. Nelson Mandela, Madiba, was a Xhosa and these are the stories...


ESKIMO FOLK TALES - 53 Inuit folk and failry tales

by Knud Ramussen

THE 53 ESKIMO, OR INUIT, folk tales contained herein were collected in various parts of Greenland, and recorded directly from the lips of the Inuit(Eskimo) story-tellers by Knud Rasmussen [1879 – 1933], a...


Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

by Romulo,Liana & Joanne De Leon

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Philippine fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture.

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories presents thirteen...