- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Series: World Storytelling
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: August House (January 1, 1955)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0874834783
- ISBN-13: 978-0874834789
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,224,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Wisdom Tales from Around the World: Fifty Gems of Story and Wisdom for Such Diverse Traditions As Sufi, Zen, Taoist, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, African, and Native American (World Storytelling) Hardcover – January 1, 1955
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
From Publishers Weekly
For long winter nights Those who get fed up with holiday cheer can turn to darker entertainments with the ghost stories of Haunts: Five Hair-Raising Tales by Angela Shelf Medearis, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman. The lively stories, several of them set in Texas, feature a spell-binding fiddler, a dancer who won't stop and a talking cat. The swirling, shadowy black-and-white illustrations add a mildly spooky edge. Storytelling of a more uplifting nature is offered in Wisdom Tales from Around the World by Heather Forest. Culled from such diverse traditions as Taoist parables, the Panchatantra of ancient India, the Bible and European folktales, the 50 entries, says Forest in an introduction, "pass down homespun wisdom encased in stories." The tales are often no more than a few paragraphs in length, and rarely more than two or three pages.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
YA. Forest retells folktales, proverbs, and parables in a thoughtful and satisfying style that amuses as it deftly imparts lessons for living. While the stories are often universal, they reflect their cultural and religious roots. The explanatory notes for each section and tale add insights for better understanding. There are times when keeping one's mouth shut can literally save one's life, as in "The Talkative Turtle." "A Flock of Birds" tells what happens when we fail to cooperate with others. "How War Was Ended" is an inspirational peace tale. This collection is too good to sit on the 398.2 shelves. It contains sources and has applications for classes in creative writing, multicultural studies, sociology, ethics, world civilizations, and for Sunday School. Although the format and cover seem geared to younger readers, the subtlety in many of the stories is right for YAs. They will see that under the seemingly simple surfaces of the tales lie deeper layers to plumb.?Judy Sokoll, formerly at Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Showing 1-8 of 23 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I remember reading many of these stories as a child from various sources, in various languages. This book has put them together in simple English.
If you want a better world for your children, and wish they grow up to be good and wise humans, give them this sort of books to read at a young age, or read these stories for them.
I liked how the author modified the stories and added short rhymes at the end. It is easier to memorize them.
I wish people would write more such nice tales and make more of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood sort of show. Now a days there is way too much crazy and violent material on TV shows, cartoons, comic books, toys and video games, that is bad for the kids, we all know.
We have to act; Please give them something good.
Knowledge and peace to the world!