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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 15 October 2017 Fractured Fairytales

The Frog Prince, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Edith Tarcov (retold by)
Illustrator: James Marshall
Publisher: Four Winds Press/Scholastic; ISBN 0-785-71145-7 (Scholastic)

Song: Froggy Went A-Courtin (trad.)
Artist & CD: Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers

The Frog Prince Continued
Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Steve Johnson
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-83421-1

Song: My Best Friend Barbara Turned Into a Frog
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Cinderella's Rat
Author: Susan Meddaugh
Illustrator: Susan Meddaugh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-86833-5

Song: I've Got a Dog and My Dog's Name is Cat
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Cinder Edna
Author: Ellen Jackson
Illustrator: Kevin O'Malley
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard; ISBN 0-688-12322-8

Song: Just the Way You Are
Artist: Billy Joel and Oscar the Grouch
CD: Songs From the Street (Sesame Street)

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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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