In a fairy tale twist, Hansel and Gretel ransack Willow the good witch's gingerbread cottage and play havoc with her spells, driving the poor witch to her wit's end.
New Kids' Folk & Fairy Tales Books
Hank & Gertie : a pioneer Hansel & Gretel story / written by Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Mara Penny.
In this version of the classic tale, two children wander from the wagon train taking them west and find a log cabin made of candy, inhabited by a witch.
The elephant's child : how the elephant got his trunk / Rudyard Kipling ; with pictures by Jonas Lauströer.
"The tale of how the elephant got its trunk is one of the most beloved of the Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling wrote for children. The insatiably curious elephant's child peppers every animal he meets with questions about the mysterious crocodile who lives on the banks of the Lompopo River. When he finally meets the crocodile, he nearly becomes dinner."--Amazon.com.
A child's introduction to Norse mythology : Odin, Thor, Loki, and other Viking gods, goddesses, giants, and monsters / by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton.
An illustrated anthology of Norse myths includes the classic stories of the thunder god Thor, Odin the Allfather, and Loki the trickster.
A clever, cheerful, hard-working farmer's son wins the hand of a Chinese princess by outwitting her father, the Emperor, who treasures his daughter more than all the rice in China.
An illustrated compilation of stories retold from six continents in eight different storytelling traditions, including tales of Anansi and Brer Rabbit, selkies and fairies, pheasants, crocodiles, and turtles.
Pattan's pumpkin : a traditional flood story from Southern India / Chitra Soundar ; illustrated by Frane Lessac.
Pattan grows an amazingly large pumpkin that eventually becomes as tall as a mountain, and when a momentous flood threatens everyone, Pattan comes up with an idea to help using his giant pumpkin.
Not one damsel in distress : heroic girls from world folklore / collected & told by Jane Yolen ; with illustrations by Susan Guevara.
A collection of fifteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.
Retells and explains mythical stories passed down through the generations by ancient cultures from around the world on such topics as heroes, creation, monsters, gods, and immorality.
Eight retold stories that introduce the values of Indian culture.