This second book was Volume 2 of the My Book House series. It is an illustrated collection of more than 75 tales from folklore around the world, featuring authors such as Aesop, Lear, Tolstoy, and others. The book begins with "The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat," an English folk tale about the importance of hard work. Other favorites include "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse" and the story of Noah's Ark. Along with the well-known are quite a number of stories that are lesser known. Illustrations are a mix of both color and black and white and reflect the era of the 1937 publication of the original. This 224-page collection would be a perfect fit for your family library, to be shared by all ages.
From Mother Goose to Shakespeare, this edition of Story Time from the acclaimed My Book House series assembles the beloved nursery rhymes, chants, and children's poetry of many cultures. Colorful illustrations add imaginative zest to Japanese lullabies, American Indian songs, Russian rhymes, and other folklore favorites.
Readers of all ages will delight in the tales and verse of Robert Louis Stevenson, Kate Greenaway, Christina Rossetti, Robert Burns, and other popular storytellers. Selections include Aesop's fable of The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, Longfellow's "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "My Beloved Is Gone Down into His Garden" from the Song of Solomon, nonsense rhymes by Edward Lear, "The Strange Adventure of the Baron Munchausen," and other timeless childhood treasures.