Monday, December 19, 2011
Review: More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World
More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World by George Shannon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Do you like outsmarting your opponents? This is a collection of short stories and riddles from around the world that display the cleverness of the characters within. Each short story or riddle ends on a page with a question, asking the reader to try to guess how the hero outsmarted everyone and attained victory. The solution is on the following page, so the reader can take as much time as he or she needs to try to work through the problem, or just immediately read the solution if he or she can't take the suspense. Each short story is accompanied by several black and white illustrations surrounding the text and decorating the borders of the pages. The stories are from all around the world and various time periods. At the end of the book are notes, giving some history for each folk tale and its origin. There are stories from Mexico, Burma, the Philippines, and Ethiopia, to name a few. Recommended for grades 2-4.
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