Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales to Tell


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Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales to Tell
By Pleasant DeSpain
Grades PreK - 6
126 pages 

These 33 tales have been selected for "tellability", universality, and cultural integrity. Includes tales from each major continent, with intelligent and strong, boy/ girl, woman/ man, and animal/ human tales intended for both beginning and professional educators, parents, and storytellers.

Areas and cultures represented: USA, Africa, Japan, Mexico, Denmark, Native American, Korea, Ancient Greece, Fiji, Germany, China, Guatemala, Holland, India, France, Russia, Hungary, Austria, Brazil, Sweden, and Tibet (also includes 1 original tale).    


  • Old Joe & the Carpenter (USA)
  • The Tug of War (Africa)
  • The Listening Cap (Japan) 
  • Rabbit's Last Race (Mexico) 
  • Alexander, the Dwarf, & the Troll (Denmark) 
  • Medicine Wolf (Native American) 
  • Senor Rattlesnake Learns to Fly (Mexico) 
  • Grandfather Spider's Feast (Africa)
  • The Mirror (Korea) 
  • Damon & Pythias (Ancient Greece) 
  • The Princess Who Could Not Cry (original) 
  • The Lion's Whisker (Africa) 
  • How the Mosquitos Left Kambara (Fiji) 
  • Clever Gretel (Germany) 
  • Ah Shung Catches a Ghost (China) 
  • Coyote Steals Spring (Native American) 
  • The Chirimia (Guatemala) 
  • Natural Habits (Africa) 
  • The Magic Pot (China) 
  • Ada & the Rascals (Holland) 
  • The Miser (United States) 
  • The Bosung Pohoo (India) 
  • Little Jack & Lazy John (France) 
  • The Colossal Pumpkin (Africa) 
  • Granddaughter's Sled (Russia) 
  • Juan's Maguey Plant (Mexico) 
  • The Devil's Luck (Hungary) 
  • The Officer of Heaven (China) 
  • The King Who Believed Everything (Austria) 
  • Hungry Spider (Africa) 
  • The First Lesson (Brazil) 
  • Peder & the Water Sprite (Sweden) 
  • The Goat & the Rock (Tibet) 


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