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Yolen, Jane

Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Jane Dyer. Divided into "Homey Tales," "Beastly Tales," and "Tales of Magic Makers," the thirty-two stories are mostly European, with a few from America, Africa, and Asia; the Old Testament "Noah's Ark" is here, along with two folkloric Yolen originals. These lovely retellings are highly appropriate for bedtime and group read-alouds, though Dyer's delicate gouache paintings and black-and-white spot art are best enjoyed one-on-one. Reading list.


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