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Filled with vibrant full-color illustrations, this edition of Story Timefrom the acclaimed My Book House series presents a charming selection of more than 75 tales from the world's folklore and literature. Contents include Aesop's "Belling the Cat," Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat," and Tolstoy's "Uncle Mitya's Horse," plus stories and verse by Whitman, Blake, Sandburg, and dozens of others.
Table of Contents
Across the Fields, Anatole France An American Miner's Song, "Giant" O'Neill Answer to a Child's Question, Samuel Taylor Coleridge At Christmas Play and Make Good Cheer, Thomas Tusser Awake, O North Wind, Song of Solomon The Bee, the Mouse and the Bum-Clock, An Irish Tale Behold the Fig Tree, Jesus of Nazareth A Belgian Morning, Emile Cammaerts Belling the Cat, Adapted from Aesop The Birds' Convention, Aristophanes A Bohemian Evening, A Czechoslovakian Nursery Rhyme The Bow that Bridges Heaven, Christina G. Rossetti A Boy in the Island of Bali Building the Bridge, Adapted from a Russian Folk Song The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, Adapted from Aesop Come, Little Leaves, George Cooper Dame Wiggins of Lee, Mary E. Sharpe and John Ruskin The Dancing Monkeys, Adapted from Aesop Dawlish Fair, John Keats The Donkey and the Lap Dog, Adapted from Aesop An Explanation of the Grasshopper, Vachel Lindsay A German Evening, Wilhelm Schiller The Gingerbread Man, A New England Tale The Goldfinch, Odell Shepard Grasshopper Green The Hare and the Tortoise, Adapted from Aesop Heap on More Wood, Sir Walter Scott How the Finch Got Her Colors, A Flemish Legend I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Jack Frost, Gabriel Setoun Johnny and the Three Goats, A Norse Tale Krazy Kat, John Alden Carpenter Late, Josephine Preston Peabody Laughing Song, William Blake The Lion and the Mouse, Adapted from Aesop The Little Dog Waltz, A Story of the Musician, Chopin The Little Engine that Could The Little Gray Pony, Maud Lindsay Little Gustava, Celia Thaxter Little Hansworst, A Story of the Dutch Puppet Show The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings, Retold by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat, An English Folk Tale The Magpie's Nest, An English Folk Tale Merry Christmas Moon, So Round and Yellow, Mathias Barr My Beloved Is Gone Down into His Garden, Song of Solomon The Night Before Christmas, Clement Moore Noah's Ark, Retold from The Bible Nonsense Rhymes, Edward Lear Nurse's Song, William Blake Old Shellover, Walter De La Mare Ole Shut-Eyes, The Sandman, Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Edward Lear Paper Boats, Rabindranath Tagore Please Give Me a Ride on Your Back, Edward Lear The Poor Old Lady, Translated by Rafael Pombo The Purple Cow, Gelett Burgess Reen-Reen-Reeny-Croak-Frog, Translated by Rafael Pombo The Rooster and the Sultan, A Hungarian Fairy Tale The Sheep and the Pig That Made a Home, A Norse Folk Tale Shingebiss, A Chippewa Indian Tale Snow, Mary Mapes Dodge A Song for Easter, Olive Beaupre Miller The Song of the Bee, Old Jingle The Song of the Flea, From the Opera on Faust by Hector Berlioz Spring Songs from the Bible The Star, Jane Taylor The Strange Adventure of the Baron Munchausen The Sugar-Plum Tree, Eugene Field A Swedish Evening, Gustaf Froding The Tale of Nutcracker, Basis of the Ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter The Teddy Bears' Picnic, From the Musical Composition by John W. Bratton Ten Little Indians There Was an Old Man with a Beard, Edward Lear The Turtle Who Could Not Stop Talking, An East Indian Fable The Twilight, Madison Cawein Two Birds and Their Nest, Walt Whitman Two Children, From the German of Heinrich Heine (Translated by Elizabeth Barrett Browning) The Two Crabs, Adapted from Aesop The Ugly Duckling, Retold from Hans Christian Andersen Uncle Mitya's House, Leo N. Tolstoy The Village of Cream Puffs, Carl Sandburg Wee Robin's Christmas Song, Attributed to Robert Burns (from a Scotch Folk Tale) Whisky Frisky Wind Bloweth Where it Listeth, Jesus of Nazareth Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, Eugene Field