This may well prove an ideal introduction to the world of fable and myths and legend, for those seven and eight year olds who may want to go on into tales of chivalry, into Greek and Roman and Horse mythology, background of essential culture. Here, in one volume, the author has retold the Homeric legends, the stories of Promethus and Thesus, of Nimrod, of Buddha, of Cuchulain and of Deidre, of Beowulf and of Slegfried. He has chosen characteristic legends from the inheritance of China, of Central America. And he includes the story of Roland and ends with the story of the Holy Grall. Good material for story tellers, for parents and teachers. Should be linked with other available material in the field.