Books by Nina Jaffe

THE GOLDEN FLOWER by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 30, 2005

The island of Puerto Rico, originally called Boriquén by its Taino inhabitants, was once, according to legend, a barren mountain. Read full book review >

OLDER BROTHER, YOUNGER BROTHER by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1995

A morality tale from Korea illustrates the values of loyalty, respect, and compassion. Hungbu, the good younger son, suffers the loutishness of his older brother, Nolbu, wanting to bring dishonor to the family. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

Ten folktales from parts of the globe as widely separated as the Arctic and Fiji. Read full book review >

FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

Eighteen stories testifying to the tradition of quick-thinking mother wit that has saved countless individuals, as well as larger Jewish populations, from harm—like the man who, offered a choice of how he'll be put to death, contemplates briefly and replies that he would like to die of old age. Read full book review >

THE UNINVITED GUEST by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Seven stories for different Jewish holidays, with brief explanations of some of their rituals. Read full book review >

SING, LITTLE SACK! by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1993

On Level 3 of the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, a prosaic reshaping of Pura BelprÇ's ``The Earring'' (The Tiger and the Rabbit, 1965), about a girl who, after taking off her earrings to play by the shore, is caught in a sack by an imp-like man who then earns money in the marketplace with his ``magical singing sack''; she's rescued when her song is recognized. Read full book review >

IN THE MONTH OF KISLEV by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Mendel the peddler and his hard-working wife are so poor they can't buy a single potato for Hanukkah but, miraculously, their daughters fall asleep contented each night after smelling the delicious aroma of latkes emanating from the home of Feivel the merchant. Read full book review >