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Some of my favorite stories are animal tales from around the world. I generally try to get one such story in each week; although I must admit that I just like the image Frank Riccio created.

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Week of 30 June 2019 American Tales

Sody Sallyratus, an Appalachian tale
Author: Teri Sloat (retold by)
Illustrator: Teri Sloat
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books; ISBN 0-525-45609-0

Song: Biscuit Blues
Artists: Riders in the Sky
CD: Saddle Pals

The Legend of Slappy Hooper, an American Tall Tale
Author: Aaron Shepard (retold by)
Illustrator: Toni Goffe
Publisher: Scribner's; ISBN 0-684-19535-6

Song: I Got the Sun in the Morning
Artist: Mary Martin (and cast of Annie Get Your Gun)
CD: A Child's Celebration of Broadway

Rainbow Crow, a Lenape tale
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Beatriz Vidal
Publisher: Knopf; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears, a Native American tale
Author: Heather Irbinskas (retold by)
Illustrator: Ken Spengler
Publisher: Northland; ISBN 0-873-58566-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The First Strawberries, a Cherokee tale
Author: Joseph Bruchac (retold by)
Illustrator: Anna Vojtech
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-71331-2

Musical Bed (CD): R. Carlos Nakai (Desert Dance)

Song: Look! Look! The Sun Woke Up!
Artists: Sweet Honey in the Rock
CD: I Got Shoes

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Days of the Blackbird, a tale of Northern Italy
Author: Tomie de Paola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aruenjez
Music: Raven
Artists: Reeltime Travelers
CD: Reeltime Travelers

The Gingerbread Man, a classic tale
Author: Jim Aylesworth (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-97219-7

Song: I'm a Little Cookie
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself to You

Jack and the Beanstalk
Author: John Howe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Howe
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-37579-9

Song: Hey Jack, What's in the Sack?
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water, a Mpongwe tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Victoria Chess
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-70412-7

Song: The Monkey's Uncle (Walt Disney)
Artist: Annette Funicello

Rainbow Bird, an Aboriginal Folktale from Northern Australia
Author: Eric Maddern (retold by)
Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; ISBN 0-316-54314-4

Musical Bed: Stephen Kent, Landings
Music: Free Little Bird (Jan Smith Band live performance)

Shingebiss, an Ojibwe legend
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Betsy Bowen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-316-89627-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Toll-Bridge Troll
Author: Patricia Rae Wolff
Illustrator: Kimberly Bulcken Root
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-77665-6

Song: The Riddle Song
Artist: Burl Ives

Where the Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper Collins; ISBN 0-060-25492-0

Song/Album: Wild Thing
Artist: Sugar Beats

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