FOLKTALES AND NURSERY RHYMES
Janisch, Heinz, Reteller

The Merry Pranks of Till Eulenspiegel

(2) K-3 Translated by Anthea Bell. Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. This collection of eleven stories about fourteenth-century German trickster Till Eulenspiegel is as fresh as ever; its reissue is especially welcome given the dearth of collected folklore currently published for children. The wandering peasant clown outwits thieves, kings, and scholars: he's an equal-opportunity mischief-maker. The language is brisk and concise; accompanying illustrations capture each story's essence in a rich, bright palette.

RELATED 

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.