Category Archives: Folk Tale

Blancaflor, The Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America / Blancaflor, La heroína con poderes secretos: Un cuento de Latinoamérica by Nadja Spiegelman, illustrated by García Sánchez

Blancaflor, The Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America (9781943145553) / Blancaflor, La heroína con poderes secretos: Un cuento de Latinoamérica (9781943145577) by Nadja Spiegelman, illustrated by García Sánchez. Introduction by F. Isabel Campoy. Spanish translation by María … Continue reading

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Living Ghosts & Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories by Dan Sasuweh Jones, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre

Living Ghosts & Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories by Dan Sasuweh Jones, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre. Scholastic, 2021. 9781338681604 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre: Horror What did you like about … Continue reading

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Tales of Fearless Girls: Forgotten Stories From Around the World retold by Isabel Otter,  illustrated by Ana Sender

Tales of Fearless Girls: Forgotten Stories From Around the World retold by Isabel Otter,  illustrated by Ana Sender. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781680102567 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover What did you like about … Continue reading

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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale – retold by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Michael Austin

            Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale – retold by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Michael Austin, Peachtree, c2007, 2013. Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Folktale What did you like … Continue reading

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Water: A Deep Dive of Discovery by Christy Mihaly, illustrated by Mariona Cabassa

Water: A Deep Dive of Discovery by Christy Mihaly, illustrated by Mariona Cabassa. Barefoot Books, 2021. 9781646862801  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  Barefoot Books’ Water is everything … Continue reading

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Gloria’s Porridge: A Story from Ethiopia – Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Toby Newsome

Gloria’s Porridge: A Story from Ethiopia – Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Toby Newsome, Tiny Owl, (9781910328729), 2021 Format:  Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Picture Book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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The Pepperstorm/ Tormenta de Pimienta – written by Rafael Ordoñez, illustrated by Marisa Morea

The Pepperstorm – written by Rafael Ordoñez, illustrated by Marisa Morea, NubeOcho, 9788417673802, 2021 Tormenta de Pimienta – written by Rafael Ordoñez, illustrated by Marisa Morea, NubeOcho, 9788417673796, 2021   Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 What did you like about the book? This story is a clever and … Continue reading

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Reynard the Fox: Tales from the Life of Renard the Fox retold by Renate Raecke, illustrated by Jonas Lauströer

Reynard the Fox: Tales from the Life of Reynard the Fox retold by Renate Raecke, illustrated by Jonas Lauströer. Minedition, 2020. 9781662650062 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Trickster tale What did you … Continue reading

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff: The Full Story by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson

 The Three Billy Goats Gruff: The Full Story by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson, Atheneum Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), 9781481415736, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Folktale What … Continue reading

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I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: a Japanese Legend by Wendy Henrichs, illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: a Japanese Legend by Wendy Henrichs, illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. Peachtree (9781561455898), 2011 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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