Synopses & Reviews
Focusing on girls whose fathers teach them to live full, adventurous lives, this
beautifully illustrated, multicultural collection of folk stories is full of
In 10 engaging folk tales--Danish, Dinka (Sudanese), German, French, Muskogee
(Native American), English, Indian, Polish, Italian, and Arabian--this anthology
explores the wonderful complexities of father-daughter relationships around the
world. At every step these stories show how fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and
other father figures can help girls to grow in a complicated world. Often the
men urge their daughters to stand on their own and to face challenges with courage,
wit, and integrity. As the girls make their way from childhood to young womanhood,
they learn to value their own judgment in addition to their fathers' experience.
Filled with traditional wisdom, this anthology explores timeless issues like kindness,
respect, self-reliance, and trust. With colorful watercolor illustrations on every page,
Father and Daughter Tales is perfect for adults to read aloud to young children, or for
older children to read independently. Familiar stories like "The Frog Prince" and "Beauty
and the Beast" appear side by side with tales that most readers will find new and exciting.
In a helpful conclusion the author provides insights into the stories' most important
themes, which adults will find useful as they read and discuss these tales with their
Josephine Evetts-Secker, author of the popular Mother and Daughter Tales, is a Jungian
analyst who teaches English literature at the University of Calgary. Helen Cann is an
illustrator from the University of Wales and also illustrated Mother and Daughter Tales.
89 full-color illustrations
Explore the unique bond between fathers and daughters in this collection of folk tales from many world cultures. The girls in these stories face challenges of every kind, learning to rely on their own courage, honesty, and quick wits. Fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and father-in-laws serve as their role models, helping them learn to thrive in a world full of complicated choices. In this anthology you'll find some familiar figures -- Beauty and the Beast from France, the Frog Prince from Germany, and Scheherazade from Arabia's A Thousand and One Nights -- as well as many intriguing new characters haling from cultures around the world.
With gorgeous watercolor illustrations on every page, this book is perfect for reading aloud to young children, or for older children to read independently. The author provides a section exploring the stories' most important themes to guide adults as they read and discuss the tales with their children.
Listen to this ancient tale", the story-teller entreats us. We listen, captivated, and we learn from the collective wisdom of many generations. Father and Daughter Tales explores such timeless issues as independence, love, and kindness. This is a book for fathers and daughters and families of today to share and treasure.
Two nations were at war over a great island for years, and both sides lost many
people before a truce was signed. The kings of these nations decided to reward the
person who could devise the greatest memorial to the fallen so that the war would
never be repeated.
After a steady stream of inventors, artists, and storytellers tried and failed, a man
appeared with a box and a gameboard. So begins the story.
The man explains how each piece moves, and why. For example, the king is all-powerful,
so he can move in any direction. But because a ruler must be cautious, he can move only
one square per turn. The animosity of the kings is so great that they can never occupy
adjacent squares, and their importance is such that if a side loses its king, it has
lost the war. Each piece is given similar treatment, as are such moves as check,
checkmate, castling, and en passant. The highly individualistic illustrations help
demonstrate the mechanics of the game explained in the text, and a more conventional
board-and-piece icon on each page shows the more literal interpretation of the move.
Through an illustrated story of the creation of chess, this book provides narrative
and visual devices for learning the game and remembering the moves.
The Story of Chess will excite and teach children new to the game and will emphasize
each piece's importance for those already familiar with the rules.
Horacio Cardo is an illustrator living in New York and Buenos Aires. His work has
appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and many other
48 full-color illustrations
Table of Contents
The frog prince -- Aluel and her loving father -- The Green Knight -- Beauty and the beast -- The girl who helped Thunder -- Cap O'Rushes -- Savitri and Satyavan -- The bear in the forest hut -- The invisible grandfather -- Scheherazade.