Stories to Solve: Folktales from Around the World

George Shannon (Author) Peter Sis (Illustrator)
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Fourteen mind-bending mysteries from the world of folklore--solving them will require smart and savvy readers A great choice for emerging readers who are ready for chapter books and like puzzles, brain-twisters, and more.

How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy's stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by a simple explanation of the solution, while notes at the back of the book describe the origins of these classic mysteries.

Product Details

Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
May 03, 2000
5.4 X 0.2 X 8.0 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

George Shannon is a popular storyteller and former children's librarian whose many notable picture books include Tomorrow's Alphabet, Lizard's Guest, and White Is for Blueberry. Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book. George Shannon lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.


"Charming. The stories are especially well complemented by the distinctive illustrations." -- "The Horn Book"