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Elementary: Fabulous Folk Tales for 5 & 6 Year Olds

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on April 22, 2008

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    Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears

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    398.2
    AAR

    Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

    Aardema, Verna.

    Reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales

    J
    398.2
    AND

    Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales

    Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.

    Eight tales chosen by the illustrator, winner of the 1990 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of illustration for children.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Baba Yaga

    J
    398.2
    ARN

    Baba Yaga : a Russian folktale

    Arnold, Katya.

    The witch Baba Yaga uses a trick to capture a young man, but he cleverly avoids being eaten.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The crane wife

    J
    398.2
    BOD

    The crane wife

    Bodkin, Odds.

    A retelling of the traditional Japanese tale about a poor sail maker who gains a beautiful but mysterious wife skilled at weaving magical sails.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Stone soup

    J
    398.2
    BRO

    Stone soup : an old tale

    Brown, Marcia.

    When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The boy who lived with the bears

    J
    398.2
    BRU

    The boy who lived with the bears : and other Iroquois stories

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    Presents a collection of traditional Iroquois tales in which animals learn about the importance of caring and responsibility and the dangers of selfishness and pride.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Eric Carle's treasury of classic stories for children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm

    J
    398.2
    CAR

    Eric Carle's treasury of classic stories for children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm

    Carle, Eric.

    An illustrated retelling of twenty-two folktales, fairy tales, and fables.

    Due 02/22/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The Egyptian Cinderella

    J
    398.2
    CLI

    The Egyptian Cinderella

    Climo, Shirley.

    In this version of Cinderella set in Egypt in the sixth century B.C., Rhodopes, a slave girl, eventually comes to be chosen by the Pharaoh to be his queen.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The Korean Cinderella

    J
    398.2
    CLI

    The Korean Cinderella

    Climo, Shirley.

    In this version of Cinderella set in ancient Korea, Pear Blossom, a stepchild, eventually comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The Persian Cinderella

    J
    398.2
    CLI

    The Persian Cinderella

    Climo, Shirley.

    A retelling of the traditional Persian tale in which Settareh, neglected and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, finds her life transformed with the help of a little blue jug.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The mightiest heart

    J
    398.2
    CUL

    The mightiest heart

    Cullen, Lynn.

    Based on a Welsh legend about Prince Llywelyn and his loyal dog Gelert, who is wrongly banished when the prince believes that the dog has attacked his son.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Fin M'Coul

    J
    398.2
    DE

    Fin M'Coul : the giant of Knockmany Hill

    De Paola, Tomie.

    Fin M'Coul's wife, Oonagh, helps him outwit his arch rival, Cucullin.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The empty pot

    J
    398.2
    DEM

    The empty pot

    Demi.

    When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

    Due 03/13/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The greatest treasure

    J
    398.2
    DEM

    The greatest treasure

    Demi.

    In this traditional Chinese tale, a poor man receives a treasure of gold and discovers the true value of simple pleasures.

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    One grain of rice

    J
    398.2
    DEM

    One grain of rice : a mathematical folktale

    Demi.

    A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The hunterman and the crocodile

    J
    398.2
    DIA

    The hunterman and the crocodile : a West African folktale

    DiakitŽ, Baba WaguŽ.

    Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Fairy tales

    J
    398.2
    DOH

    Fairy tales

    Doherty, Berlie.

    A retelling of twelve classic and best-loved fairy stories of all time.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Vasalisa and her magic doll

    J
    398.2
    GRA

    Vasalisa and her magic doll

    Grauer, Rita.

    A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasalisa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The girl who spun gold

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    The girl who spun gold

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    In this African American retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin," Lit'mahn spins thread into gold cloth for the king's new bride.

    Due 02/22/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Saint George and the dragon

    J
    398.2
    HOD

    Saint George and the dragon : a golden legend

    Hodges, Margaret, 1911-

    Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.

    Due 02/22/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

    J
    398.2
    KIM

    The adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Stories about a clever man who lived by his wits as his pockets were always empty.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The queen's necklace

    J
    398.2
    LAN

    The queen's necklace : a Swedish folktale

    Langton, Jane.

    A cruel and greedy king prizes a pearl necklace above all, but the kind-hearted young woman who becomes his wife gives the pearls away one by one to help the poor.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    John Henry

    J
    398.2
    LES

    John Henry

    Lester, Julius.

    Retells the legend of the African American railroad builder who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The troll with no heart in his body and other tales of trolls from Norway

    J
    398.2
    LUN

    The troll with no heart in his body and other tales of trolls from Norway

    Lunge-Larsen, Lise.

    A collection of Norwegian folktales all featuring trolls: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Boy Who Became a Lion, a Falcon, and an Ant, Butterball, The Boy and the North Wind, The White Cat in the Dovre Mountain, The Sailors and the Troll, The Eating Competition, and The Troll with No Heart in His Body.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The seal prince

    J
    398.2
    MAC

    The seal prince

    Callahan, Sheila MacGill.

    When it comes time for Grainne, the beautiful daughter of the Lord and Lady of Skye, to marry, she rejects the island suitors to be with Deodatus, a seal-man she once rescued from death.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The rough-face girl

    J
    398.2
    MAR

    The rough-face girl

    Martin, Rafe, 1946-

    In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Arrow to the sun

    J
    398.2
    MCD

    Arrow to the sun : a Pueblo Indian tale

    McDermott, Gerald.

    An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world.

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    Musicians of the sun

    J
    398.2
    MCD

    Musicians of the sun

    McDermott, Gerald.

    In this retelling of an Aztec myth, Lord of the Night sends Wind to free the four musicians that the Sun is holding prisoner so they can bring joy to the world.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Zomo the Rabbit

    J
    398.2
    MCD

    Zomo the Rabbit : a trickster tale from West Africa

    McDermott, Gerald.

    Zomo the Rabbit, an African trickster, sets out to gain wisdom.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Misoso

    J
    398.2
    MIS

    Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa

    A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The flying emu and other Australian stories

    J
    398.2
    MOR

    The flying emu and other Australian stories

    Morgan, Sally, 1951-

    A collection of twenty traditional tales from the Australian Aborigines, explaining how the world began and what followed.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    J
    398.2
    MOS

    Tikki Tikki Tembo

    Mosel, Arlene.

    When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.

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    The twelve dancing princesses

    J
    398.2
    RAY

    The twelve dancing princesses

    Ray, Jane.

    A retelling of the traditional tale of how the king's twelve daughters wear out their shoes every night while supposedly sleeping in their locked bedroom.

    Due 03/11/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Leola and the honeybears

    J
    398.2
    ROS

    Leola and the honeybears : an African-American retelling of Goldilocks and the three bears

    Rosales, Melodye.

    An African American version of Goldilocks and the three bears.

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    The faithful friend

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The faithful friend

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The Firebird

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The Firebird

    San Souci, Robert D.

    Prince Ivan wanders into an enchanted garden and, with the help of the magnificent Firebird, rescues a princess from an evil sorcerer.

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    The hired hand

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The hired hand : an African-American folktale

    San Souci, Robert D.

    Old Sam hires a man to help out at his saw mill, and the hired hand also teaches Sam's lazy son a lesson about how to treat people.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The samurai's daughter

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The samurai's daughter : a Japanese legend

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A Japanese folk tale about the brave daughter of a samurai warrior and her journey to be reunited with her exiled father.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Sootface

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Sootface : an Ojibwa Cinderella story

    San Souci, Robert D.

    In this Ojibwa retelling of the Cinderella story, a Native American maiden called Sootface, who is mocked and mistreated by her two older sisters, wins a mighty invisible warrior for her husband with her kind and honest heart.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The twins and the Bird of Darkness

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The twins and the Bird of Darkness : a hero tale from the Caribbean

    San Souci, Robert D.

    When the Bird of Darkness takes Princess Marie, twin brothers Soliday, who is brave and kind, and Salacota, who is cowardly, set off to fight the beast and rescue the princess.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The enchanted storks

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    The enchanted storks : a tale of Bagdad

    Shepard, Aaron.

    The Calif of Baghdad is turned into a stork by an evil sorcerer, the only one who knows the magic word that will restore the Calif to his human form.

    Due 03/11/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The gift of the crocodile

    J
    398.2
    SIE

    The gift of the crocodile : a Cinderella story

    Sierra, Judy.

    In this Indonesian version of the Cinderella story, a girl named Damura escapes her cruel stepmother and stepsister and marries a handsome prince with the help of Grandmother Crocodile.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Mufaro's beautiful daughters

    J
    398.2
    STE

    Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale

    Steptoe, John, 1950-

    Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Tops & bottoms

    J
    398.2
    STE

    Tops & bottoms

    Stevens, Janet.

    Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The serpent slayer

    J
    398.2
    TCH

    The serpent slayer : and other stories of strong women

    Tchana, Katrin.

    A collection of twenty traditional tales from various parts of the world, each of whose main character is a strong and resourceful woman.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Mightier than the sword

    J
    398.2
    YOL

    Mightier than the sword : world folktales for strong boys

    Yolen, Jane.

    A collection of folktales from around the world which demonstrate the triumph of brains over brawn.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Lon Po Po

    J
    398.2
    YOU

    Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China

    Young, Ed.

    Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Rapunzel

    J
    398.2
    ZEL

    Rapunzel

    Zelinsky, Paul O.

    A retelling of the German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Rumpelstiltskin

    J
    398.2
    ZEL

    Rumpelstiltskin

    Zelinsky, Paul O.

    A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.

    Due 02/28/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Saint George and the dragon

    P
    HOD

    Saint George and the dragon : a golden legend

    Hodges, Margaret, 1911-

    Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Swamp Angel

    P
    ISA

    Swamp Angel

    Isaacs, Anne.

    Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    The talking eggs

    P
    SAN

    The talking eggs : a folktale from the American South

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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