The collection illuminates large-scale narratives that were passed on and preserved through the oral tradition long before being captured in written form by early scribes. These epic narratives remain relevant today as they provide insights into the complexity of human relationships and the intimate, personal journey of anyone seeking to understand the meaning of life. This anthology also provides endnotes with cultural and historical background to inspire readers’ further inquiry into these enduring tales.
Why we like it: Teachers will love to share this multicultural anthology with their students. This book is a great collection of tales from around the world. The stories are brief, entertaining, and to the point. They’re great for read-alouds and for close reading lessons. Heather Forest took great care in retelling these stories so that they’re student-friendly.