Myths & Fables: Modern Myths & Fables. Picture Books, of Myths, Fables, and Legends, most single, published from mid20th c on. Religious texts included. Modern written myths, fables, or legends only if so described by the author.
Each day of the week includes a page or two of information and then a myth or folk tale. Liberally illustrated. Note: This book has been sold.
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A creation and flood story, in which the kind goddess Nu tries to save her people from the flood.
In this written fairytale, a grieving king finds peace while listening to three stories told by a huge bear.
From the Great Blackness (or black and whiteness) the Magician introduces the primary colours into the world, one by one. Each brings delight to the populace but eventual problems... until the pots overflow... A very simple and interesting story for young children with no technical terms.
A Nativity translated from the Aztec from Sahagun's Psalmodia Christiana (1583) and appearing here in English for the first time. "The pictures for Spirit Child were like explosions of light in my head. It was a complete labor of love trying to express this with brushes and paint."
A fisherman happens on a perfect valley, Peach Blossom Spring, which has been sealed off for hundreds of years. After promising to reveal its secret to no one, he leaves to get his things. Delicate paintings of China. Note: This book has been sold.
The first of these beautiful books to appear in the United States. Strong coloured woodblocks illustrate this owl tale from Japan. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.
Pink Jade, the most famous courtesan in all China, spurned kings and emperors and sought the king of kings. Review copy slip laid in, nicely illustrated. Note: This book has been sold.
In ancient China, a poor orphan peasant girl wants desparately to learn to paint. A magic woman appears in her sleep and gave her a brush which brings everything she draws to life. A very interesting plot on an early reader level.