told by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Lambert Davis.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990.
xiv, 154 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -154). A collection of folk tales, legends, and myths involving the supernatural, from cultures around the world.
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993 ; National Council of Teachers of English; United States Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1990) Twenty-five stories of supernatural beings from cultures around the world are retold in appropriately eerie tones by an expert storyteller. Hamilton's fine introduction and careful notes about each story intellectually link these diverse reflections of "an ancient need in humans to make order out of disorder and to control their environment." Fifty-five haunting full-color paintings provide the perfect complement to the tales. CCBC categories: Folklore, Mythology And Traditional Literature; History, People And Places; Fiction For Teenagers; New Editions. 1990, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 154 pages, $19.95. Ages 8 and older.