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NYPL's Children's Books 2011: Folk & Fairy Tales

Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt Tales of Gods and Pharaohs By Williams, Marcia, 1945- (Book - 2011 ) J 398.2 W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:"In the beginning there was only the deep, dark water of Nun." The ancient Egyptian world is retold in hieroglyphic-inspired illustrations paired with contemporary language that children of all ages will enjoy.

The Boy From the Dragon Palace
The Boy From the Dragon Palace A Folktale From Japan By MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940- (Book - 2011 ) J PIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Can one small snot-nosed boy bring a poor flower seller some luck? This folktale from Japan serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of being too greedy.

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred By Vamos, Samantha R. (Book - 2011 ) J PIC V and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Join the farm maiden and her animal friends in this bilingual celebration of food. Includes a Spanish-English glossary and a recipe.

Gifts From the Gods
Gifts From the Gods Ancient Words & Wisdom From Greek and Roman Mythology By Lunge-Larsen, Lise (Book - 2011 ) J 401.4 L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Featuring the stories of Achilles, Muse, and Victory, this compilation of 17 Greek and Roman myths focuses on ancient heroes and sheds light on words and expressions that are still used today.

How the Leopard Got His Claws
How the Leopard Got His Claws By Achebe, Chinua (Book - 2011 ) J PIC A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The acclaimed Nigerian author tackles the themes of freedom and justice and the pitfalls of absolute power. Striking illustrations introduce this fable, first published in Kenya in 1972, to a new generation.

My Favourite Fairy Tales
My Favourite Fairy Tales By Ross, Tony (Book - 2010 ) J 398.2 R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:"Rumpelstiltskin" and other familiar tales join lesser-known stories ("The Hedley Kow") in this lively collection. Ross's cartoon pictures add lots of drama and comedy.

Rapunzel
Rapunzel By Gibb, Sarah (Book - 2011 ) J 398.2 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:If you're looking for a beautiful rendition of a classic tale, look no further than this lushly illustrated version.

Tales From India
Tales From India Stories of Creation and the Cosmos By Gavin, Jamila (Book - 2011 ) J 398.22 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A masterful retelling with compelling illustrations, whose interpretations honor the deities with a touch of contemporary flair.

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As children's librarians shared this year's newest books with the children in their local libraries, it became clear that the old adage - the more things change, the more they stay the same - is truer than ever. From Xboxes to iPads, from Wii consoles to the hottest apps, technology ages in a blink of an eye, but the timelessness of a good tale will always engage even the most tech-savvy child. Here are some of the best folk and fairy tales of the 2011 year. Enjoy them with your families.


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