A flower-spouting princess, gobbling prince, emerald-winged fairy, foolish giants, fearsome ogres, and talking frog and fish are just a few of the captivating characters found in this anthology of beloved stories from 29 places around the world, from the Arctic to Africa to Asia to Australia to Europe to the Americas.
Meet a sailor with an ogre wife in a story from China, a young girl who outsmarts giants in a tale from Fiji, a clever rooster seeking its fortune in a tale from Morocco, a music-playing jaguar in a story from Ecuador, and princes turned to statues in a story from Italy.
Retold by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit, this is a collection of 29 magical stories from a wide variety of cultures and countries, including Italy, Hungary, Morocco, Angola, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Russia, Japan, China, Fiji, India, Chile, Mexico, as well as three tales from Native American cultures: Inuit, Brule Sioux, and Cheyenne.
Donna Jo Napoli’s powerful storytelling makes these stories fresh and fun, and Christina Balit’s dazzling illustrations make this book a true treasure―a very special gift and a must-have for family bookshelves.
Complete your National Geographic Treasury collection with these popular titles:
• Treasury of Greek Mythology
• Treasury of Egyptian Mythology
• Treasury of Norse Mythology
• Tales from the Arabian Nights
• Treasury of Bible Stories
About the author
The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.