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Folk Tales of England (Folk Tales Around the World Series)
Folk Tales of England - Folk Tales Around the World Series Author:Adapter-Jean Corcoran Weight - 13.6 ounces. — Folk Tales of England was adapted by Jean Corcoran, well-known writer of magazine articles and children's books like Elias Howe: Inventive Boy. Mrs. Corcoran was assigned to do the stories in this book because of her successful adaptation of Folk Tales of North American. — From the Folk Tales of England, you will see how un... more »der the harshest conditions of the early centuries of British history the wit and humor that are famous to the British were born.
You will meet young people like Jack the Giant Killer, whose tremendous bravery has made him one of America's most popular folk heroes. Also imbedded in the rich legend of England are stories about love, loyalty and human kindness. There are also just plain funny or silly stories like The Three Sillies and Lazy Jack. These were the stories that people told each other so that they could forget their hardships and be happy, even for a little while.
Jean Corcoran has selected a varied collection of folk tales so that young readers might get a flavorful taste of the many ingredients that went into making up the Folk Tales of England. There are stories about kings and shepherds, farmers like Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar, and knights who were brave and loyal and would do anything for the king. There are even stories where pigs, donkeys, mermaids and horses are the main characters. See what happens when two brothers find out that their mother is a mermaid. Read about the fisherman's son and his three encounters with the dragon with three heads. You will grow to love King Arthur and Sir Gawain, and all of these stories that make up part of our precious heritage.
The Folk Tales Around the World Series is under the supervision of a noted reading authority, Jeanne Chall, Ph.D. Through this series we hope to educate as well as entertain young readers with stories and customs from faraway lands.« less