Expand your horizons with three stories from far-away countries, tales of timeless wisdom and a window to the soul of other cultures. These three stories are from the most different parts of the world, but all are food for thought and use powerful imagery to help children develop their intelligence and imagination. The first story is from India: the Alligator and the Jackal is a tale of cleverness, about which will defeat the other in a battle of wits. Sinbad the Sailor is taken from the Arabian Nights, or One Thousand and One Nights, as told by the great Scheherazade, and tells about the fantastic journeys of the folkloric hero. The White Stone Canoe is an American Indian legend, about the making of a ruler from the Iroquois tribe. All are narrated in a warm and lively manner, making it perfect for bedtime stories or entertainment at any hour.
Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, Katie Haigh