This award-winning collection of 7 traditional tales from around the world show that things are not always how they seem. Beautifully captured by Niamh Sharkey’s quirky and perceptive illustrations, these tales have all of the color and vigor of the countries and cultures they represent.
This new paperback edition includes online access to the audio recording of the story read by the author, master storyteller Hugh Lupton.
"Lupton imbues each folktale with the rhythm and wit of an informal orator, and delivers a nugget of truth at the close" —
Publishers Weekly, starred review
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian Magazine
Ages 6 and up
Written By: Hugh Lupton
Illustrated By: Niamh Sharkey