Publisher: Shepard Publications
Series: Story Project
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
Traditional tales are retold by a master storyteller in this collection of folktales, myths, and legends from India and Pakistan. The stories are:
THE GIFTS OF THE GRASSCUTTER
Wali Dad, a humble grasscutter, never asked for wealth — so why can’t he give it away?
THE PRINCESS AND THE GOD
The princess Savitri must use all her wit and will to save her husband from the god of death.
THE MILLIONAIRE MISER
Sushil is so stingy, even a god takes notice.
HOW VIOLENCE IS ENDED
A prince must choose whether to heed his father’s last words or take revenge on the king who has killed both parents.
KINGS FOR BREAKFAST!
King Vikram must rescue a magic goose from King Karan and discover the secret of his wealth.
Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of “The Baker’s Dozen,” “The Legend of Lightning Larry,” and many more books for young people. His stories and scripts have been included in textbooks of over three dozen publishers worldwide, including Scholastic, Harcourt Brace, SRA, The College Board, Pearson Education, National Geographic, Oxford University Press, Barron’s, Houghton, and Hodder Education, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and reader’s theater. Once a professional storyteller, Aaron specializes in lively retellings of folktales and other traditional literature, which have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society.