Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World
by Donna Jo Napoli
Have you ever read a story about the moon that has its roots in the Russian Arctic? How about a magic frog from Sri Lanka? Or a magic bowl in Palestine? Donna Jo Napoli has collected and adapted these oral stories and others from around the world. The stories are all connected by the “thread of magic” and illustrated beautifully by Christina Balit (who also illustrated Napoli’s other collections of mythological tales). This book will be devoured by anyone late elementary school aged and older, even adults, who wants to be inspired and enchanted by the magic of storytelling.