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More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World [Paperback]

By George Shannon & Peter Sis (Illustrator)
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Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.62" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.27"
Weight:   0.01 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 6, 2001
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  7-11
ISBN  0380732610  
EAN  9780380732616  
UPC  046594004956  

Availability  31 units.
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Item Description...
The author of True Lies introduces fifteen brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented. Reprint.

Publishers Description
How did they do it?

How did a single firefly win a fight against onw hundred apes? How did the priest catch a thief with a rooster? How did a student outwit the king? How did a frog escape fron the picher of cream? These and eleven more tantalizing, brain-teasing mysteries are waiting in the pages of this book.

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More About George Shannon & Peter Sis

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! George Shannon is a storyteller and a children's librarian. He is the author of "A Very Witchy Spelling Bee," "Lizard's Song," "Tomorrow's Alphabet," " ""Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?," and more than thirty other titles. He lives in Washington.
Taeeun Yoo is the illustrator of several acclaimed children's books including "So Many Days," a Kids' Indie Next List pick; "Only a Witch Can Fly," a "New York Times Book Review "Best Illustrated Children's Book and an Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winner; and "The Umbrella Queen," a "Time Magazine" Top 10 Children's Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.

George Shannon currently resides in Bainbridge Island, in the state of Washington. George Shannon was born in 1961.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Fun and exciting book!  Apr 1, 2006
I read this to my third grade class and it really helps their critical thinking skills. The stories are so fun and sometimes I am stumped!
Logic outside the box - pure fun  Sep 8, 2000
This sequel is worthy of its predecessor; it too consists of folktales, very concisely told, that in some sense are a riddle, a puzzle, a play on words ... These stories are presented as problems to solve.

A major strength of the book is the variety of sources of the tales - Korean, Liberian, Kasmiri, Russian, Bengali, Chilean, Mexican, Burmese; in fact many of the stories could have come from any of a number of cultures. The illustrations add to the interest of the book for its intended audience.

The only weakness is that it offer no alternative answers or requires knowledge that may not be familar to the reader. If children are reading the book independently, they may not have the confidence to recognize that their answer is a clever as the one given in the text.

This is a fun book that should be enjoyed by parent and child.


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