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Ms. B. from Carson CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends...Oh My!

The cost of a collection (35 books) of literature from different cultures and traditions (e.g. Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, The Musubi Man: Hawai'i's Gingerbread Man, etc.) is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $379 goal

This project expired on July 20, 2006.

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Imagine meeting Cendrillon, the Caribbean Cinderella...spending time with the Algonquin Indians' Rough-Faced Girl...traveling to Greece with Hercules and Arachne...telling tales in Mexico with Quetzalcoatl the bird serpent... I teach reading to seventy-five fabulous fourth grade students at a Title I school in Compton, California. My students have been working hard all year to meet the rigorous California fourth grade reading standards. One major goal for our students involves comparing and contrasting imaginative literature from different cultures. The materials in my proposal - a collection of imaginative literature from many cultures and traditions - will provide my students with a meaningful learning experience as part of a several-week fairy tale unit that I am designing. The books and materials I have requested will also show my students that princesses, princes, kings, and queens come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. All seventy-five of our school's fourth graders will use this resource in class, and it will also be used for future classes. Your generosity will help us meet our goals and carry our classroom around the world! Thank you for your care and concern.

Ms. B.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Tall Tales Mary Pope Osborne, Michael McCurdy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales Selected by Neil Philip, Jacqueline Mair (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.10 1 $17.10
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator), John L. Steptoe (Illustrator), Clarita Kohen (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Folktales on Stage: Children's Plays for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), with 16 Play Scripts from World Folk and Fairy Tales and Legends, Including Asian, African, Middle Eastern, European, and Native American Aaron Shepard • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
The Musubi Man: Hawai'i's Gingerbread Man Sandi Takayama, Pat Hall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Children's Book of Myths and Legends: Extraordinary Stories from Around the World Retold by Ronne Randall, Graham Howells (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.18 1 $7.18
Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa Gerald McDermott, Gerald McDermott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest Gerald McDermott, As Told by Gerald McDermott • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Story of Johnny Appleseed Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story Pete Seeger, Michael Hays (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Rough-Face Girl Rafe Martin, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Lizard and the Sun - la Lagartija Y El Sol: A Folktale in English and Spanish Alma Flor Ada, Felipe D valos (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Gold Coin Alma Flor Ada, Neil Waldman (Illustrator), Bernice Randall (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: A Nandi Tale Verna Aardema, Beatriz Vidal (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella Robert D. San Souci, Charles Perrault, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator), J. Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China Ai-Ling Louie, Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Korean Cinderella Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story Robert D. San Souci, Daniel San Souci (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pecos Bill Steven Kellogg, ALC Staff (Editor), Steven Kellogg (Illustrator), Laura Robb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
John Henry: An American Legend Ezra Jack Keats, Anne Schwartz (Editor), Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Paul Bunyan Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Gods and Goddesses of Olympus Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Fables Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Tomie de Paola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Ed Young (Translator), Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story Rebecca Hickox, Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
American Tall Tales Adrien Stoutenburg, Richard M. Powers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Egyptian Cinderella Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend Lisa Desimini (Illustrator), Lisa Desimini • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Keep the Lid on It Pandora (Myth-O-Mania Series #6), Vol. 6 Kate McMullan, David LaFleur (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sleeping Beauty Retold by Heather Amery, S. Cartwright • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
The Fables of Aesop Aesop, Joseph Jacobs (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $2.25 1 $2.25

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