Stories Of Many Lands
For centuries, people around the world have been telling stories about tricksters--characters who solve problems by using their wits to fool others. Sometimes, these tricksters want to help people. Other times, they use their cleverness for selfish reasons. Occasionally, they aren't as clever as they think and are themselves tricked. Although trickster tales from different countries are similar in many ways, story details, problems to be solved and the personalities of characters reflect the beliefs and values of the culture from which they come.
Why do skunks have an awful smell? What would the sky taste like? Was the snow always white? Stories can answer lots of questions. All around the world people have great tales to tell. Meet the clever rabbit who faces up to a big bully; the mother owl who protects her babies; the dog whose nose is very useful; meet lions, monkeys, elephants, mermaids and fairies.