Tales From Cultures Far and Near

Tales From Cultures Far and Near

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Well-Trained Mind Press

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • 2018 Mary Pride First Place Award in the Literature Category
  • NAPPA Gold

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Classics of many lands— wisdom from China and Japan, an African romance, wildly funny Native American, Arabian and Spanish tales— show that the human beings who tell them all are related.

  • A Guest Who Ran (Native American)
  • Two Monks (Japan)
  • The Three Friends of Manuel (Spain)
  • Courting the Wind (West Africa)
  • The Secret Weapon (China)
  • Djuha: Two Stories (Arabic)

“Among the freshest works out today.” —Sacramento Bee

” …most folktales spin a running tale of human foibles…these stories are not exception…use it as part of cultural geography lessons.” — Eclectic Home School

“The choice of stories is superb, and Weiss brings them alive with the rich energy he brings to his telling.” — AudioFile

ISBN: 978-1-942968-89-4
Timeline: 1000
Location: Egypt, Medieval Japan, Native American, Renaissance Spain, and Senegal
Values: Assertiveness, Confidence, Consideration, Courage, Courtesy, Creativity, Determination, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Friendship, Generosity, Helpfulness, Justice, Kindness, Love, Loyalty and Faithfulness, Patience and Perseverance, Peacefulness, Service, Steadfastness, Tolerance, and Unity