This lovely retelling of 18 legends reprinted from a 1900 edition by Horace Scudder helps elementary readers learn valuable lessons. This small selection is designed to supplement James Baldwin’sFifty Famous Stories Retold. A few are the kind of larger-than-life tales more commonly known, (William Tell, for example). Many involve religious characters or themes. Some are based in reality, but are not biographical: St. George and the Dragon and The Wandering Jew. Others like The Bell of Justice and The Image and the Treasure were invented by medieval preachers to teach important truths. Great legends to supplement a Medieval study or for discussion. 6”x 9”, 76 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth
Legends to supplement Fifty Famous Stories Retold. Includes the stories of St. George and the Dragon, William Tell, King Cophetua, St. Christopher, The Wandering Jew, and the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, retold in fine English prose.