Book List in Order:11 titles

  • Heather Forest s artful prose and keen curatorial selection brings an array of ancient tales of adventure, quest and heroics to life for modern readers. This multicultural anthology presents pivotal episodes from epic tales such as Gilgamesh, Beowulf...


  • According to this Scottish folktale, long ago sweet-toothed fairies flew into people s homes and feasted on leftover cake crumbs. But the King of the Fairies was annoyed that crumbs never remained from the very best cakes baked by the talented bakerw...


  • A greedy baker learns a lesson about cutting corners.The baker, Van Amsterdam is known in Colonial America for baking his St. Nicholas cookies; however, his greed drives him to become stingy in his business, selling people short of quality cookies. U...


  • A beautifully illustrated tale that encourages gentleness and kindness. Walking along a winding road, a man finds himself swept into a magical world where a contest of strength between the sun and the wind takes place. The sun and the wind compete to...


  • Working together makes working fun.A little Red Hen lived in a house, with a frisky dog, a cat, and a mouse. So begins this fresh look at a beloved old fable. The little Red Hen's frisky housemates―Dog, Cat, and Mouse―would rather play than settl...


  • PLA/ALLS Best New Books for New Adult Readers Selected for The Elementary School Library Collection Storytelling World AwardTraditional stories from the oral tradition, endure generation after generation because―although they are not literal―they...


  • Wisdom and wonder, the themes of Heather Forestf_(tm)s third audio recording for August House, are things that our culture actively seeks. FX studios spend millions creating fantasies that many choose to sit still for again and again. Publishers take...


  • It is the man who changes, and the world he perceives is transformed. With a tiny, cluttered house, giggling children, and a snoring wife, one man can't get a good night's sleep. "If only," he thinks, "I had a big quiet house!" He throws off his cove...


  • This is an entertaining tale, ably retold, with a timeless lesson. -School Library JournalRumors and gossip can be permanent and damaging. The victim's reputation is harmed, and the trust in the community erodes. In this traditional folktale from Eas...






  • Two hungry travelers arrive at a village expecting to find a household that will share a bit of food, as has been the custom along their journey. To their surprise, villager after villager refuses to share, each one closing the door with a bang. As t...


  • Winner of PLA/ALLS Best New Books for New Adult Readers and the Storytelling World AwardThis collection of fifty folktales and parables was selected from diverse story traditions such as Sufi, Zen, Taoist, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, African, and Na...