Books by Joe Shlichta

STRONGHEART JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Pleasant DeSpain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Gail Haley's Jack and the Bean Tree (1986) is still the best choice for readers in search of an alternative to the many tellings aimed at a younger audience. (Picture book/folklore. 8-10)"
DeSpain (Eleven Turtle Tales, 1994, etc.) turns to the oldest known versions of this durable story for his retelling. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"Although little effort is made to distinguish between the various cultures through language, these stories are all clear, fast-paced, and fun. (Notes) (Stories/Folklore. 4-10)"
Eleven fine early-reader, or read-aloud, tales. Read full book review >
THIRTY-THREE MULTICULTURAL TALES TO TELL by Pleasant DeSpain
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Source notes. (Folklore. 7+)"
In his third collection, a well-known storyteller again gathers tales from around the world, featuring clever and foolish folk of all ages, supernatural creatures, hearty humor, low levels of violence, and deftly delivered messages. Read full book review >