The list author says: "In Western culture, there is often only one god-concept that children are exposed to, but the Judeo-Christian-Islamic deity isn't the only one on the block. For a global perspective, this list features stories about gods and goddesses from a variety of world traditions."
"An illustrated collection of traditional tales which feature goddesses from different cultures, including Navajo, Mayan, and Fon. Notes explain each goddess's place in her culture, the reason for the book, and how the illustrations were developed."
"Brief entries for each goddess include information about where each goddess comes from, a description of her powers, anecdotes and stories that shed light on her nature, and sometimes details about her sacred animal."
"Disappointed that the Lord of Flight cannot revive her butterflies and make them fly one last time, Kaito, nonetheless, begins to understand what he teaches her about flight and finds a way to experience it, even in the wintertime."
"The story of a poor Japanese boy who found a small magic drum that possessed the power to make his nose grow long or short and how he is eventually carried to heaven to become a servant to the thunder god."
"When Yaa, who loves to talk while she works, hits the sky god one too many times with her pestle he disappears high up into the heavens and the villagers decide to build a tower to heaven to find him."