Books featuring tales, proverbs, songs, legends, and/or myths that transmit the knowledge, traditions, practices and rituals, mythologies, and values of a particular group of people. These do not include religious, foundational, or origin stories, or indigenous traditional or sacred stories (see Beautiful Life).
When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry, he soon discovers this is not a simple task. There is no shortage of so-called princesses, but how can he tell whether or not they are what they claim to be? Then one night a great storm rages, there comes a knock on the palace gate, and the prince's life is never the same.
"Pandurang, the fruit-seller, is so dour that he can make milk turn sour. One day he coughs up a feather. As the story of Pandurang's feather is passed from one person to another, it grows and grows until it can hardly be recognized. And that's when the story weaves its magic on the ill-tempered Pandurang. An international verson of 'broken telephone, ' The Rumor is a funny cautionary tale about the nature of rumors"--Publisher description
A mysterious man appears in Harlem and promises to rid the city of its rats by playing the steel pan drum. Includes an author's note about the origins of the story, the setting, and the history of steel drums
Three traditional tales about mystical beings, yaks, an enormous sow, and yeti introduce Tibetan culture and wisdom. Includes a foreword from the Dalai Lama, map of Tibet, glossary of Tibetan terms, and description of a Tibetan chant