Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World (Hardcover)

Traditional Tales Around the World

By Judy Sierra, Stefano Vitale (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618133284, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002



A companion volume to the critically acclaimed Nursery Tales Around the World, this collection is the perfect step up from nursery stories. Fifteen wonderful read-aloud tales from many different cultures are grouped together by familiar tale types: stories like "The Bremen Town Musicians," "The Frog Prince," "Hansel and Gretel," "Rumplestiltskin," and "The Three Pigs." Folklorist Judy Sierra's inspired retellings are once again paired with Stefano Vitale's richly detailed illustrations. The stunning art evokes the visual traditions of the tales' varied countries of origin, which include Japan, Scotland, Argentina, and Sri Lanka. This is a must for folklore collectors and a perfect addition to any child's bookshelf. Source notes, bibliography.

Praise For Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World

" . . . provides a fascinating experience with comparative literature, that can open doors to other cultures. A must purchase for most collections." School Library Journal, Starred

"For pleasure reading as well as for demonstrating the universality of folktales. {A} handsome, horizon-expanding collection." Booklist, ALA

"Eminently suited for reading aloud. Those who have not yet encountered Sierra’s superior storytelling are in for a treat." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred

"Carefully selected...enhanced with robustly elegant outstanding example of what folklore collections for children can and should be." The HORN BOOK GUIDE Horn Book Guide