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Tales of Honor
Folktales from Around the World
NOW with 12 titles!
Tales of Honor presents traditional folktales, myths, and legends from around the world. Expertly retold, these intriguing tales celebrate bravery, devotion, intelligence, and perseverance. Each beautifully illustrated story presents men or women as strong role models and heroes. And each book demonstrates that the things valued, feared, and hoped for in ancient times are the same in today's modern world.
Book features: Original illustrations, Glossary, Concept Questions, Country of Origin Information, Author and Illustrator Bios.
Reading Level: Grade 2 Interest Level: Grades 1-3 Ages 6-10
This series meets Common Core State Standards (Reading Literature: Gr 2-3)
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Reviews for this series:
These stories will keep the interest of even struggling readers. Colorful illustrations reflect the diverse cultures. Useful for reading groups, attractive enough to tempt browsers.
--Library Media Connection
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These traditional folktales, myths, and legends from around the world have been expertly retold for the young reader. Each story presents men or women as role models and heroes. The eight intriguing tales celebrate bravery, devotion, intelligence,...Details
Core Content Library: Reading
When a young woman is captured and brought under the spell of the feared Bunyip, one brave hunter sets out to save her. And while his bravery is finally rewarded, it is thought the Bunyip still looks down on people today to bring them under its...Details
When the village is terrorized by a lion, the hunter Kambili wishes to track down the beast. But his wife Kumba steps in to warn that the lion is an evil wizard. The brave Kumba and Kambili prove no match for the lion-man. This tale is an adaptation...Details
When a princess learns a terrible secret about the man she loves, she marries him in spite of the news. Her devotion and persistence pay off when she is granted a wish, which she uses wisely. This fable from India celebrates the power of love,...Details
In the far north of Canada, daylight disappears for much of the year. This Inuit legend describes how the First People of Canada explained the sun's return to their remote lands. Book features: Original illustrations, Glossary, Concept Questions,...Details
In Norway, the cold winds blow from the north. But when the wind blows away the flour carried by the baker's young son, he sets out on a journey to insist it be returned. This Norwegian tale shows the value of never giving up and appreciating the...Details
The Lord of Luchow was a kind man. But he and his people are threatened with war. A loyal servant finds a way to protect his master and bring peace to the lands. This ancient tale illuminates the value of bravery and devotion. Book features:...Details
Two brothers' lives take different paths with one living a prosperous life and one struggling to survive. But fate has a way of turning the tables in this popular tale from Vietnam. Book features: Original illustrations, Glossary, Concept Questions...Details
The adventure-loving king is taken prisoner during one of his long journeys. But when the queen sets out to find her husband, she must travel in disguise. This is a story of love and devotion - and ingenuity - from the days of medieval Russia. Book...Details
After the king dies, the queen and her three daughters must leave the castle and work hard to survive. A giant steals from their garden, and then steals the daughters. The princesses outwit the giant and return home. This entertaining Scottish tale...Details
Sadiki fears the worst when he is tossed from his ship in a storm. But a chance encounter with a serpent changes his life and that of the Pharoah. Book features: Original illustrations, Glossary, Concept Questions, Country of Origin Information,...Details
Tokoyo, a skilled diver, is devoted to her father who has been banished by the emperor. She goes in search of him and in the process kills a sea dragon, breaking an evil spell. Tokoyo and her father are reunited, returning to their village. This is...Details
Day after day, a poor young girl discovers a lion who needs her help. In time, her care for the lion-in-need and her dreams for a better life intersect in a most unusual way. This tale from Spain celebrates perseverance and compassion. Book features...Details
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