A collection of unique and fascinating stories that reach far back and forward in spirit to today, as they present children and families in situations that make them live. The stories are retold in direct, concise form for story telling and reading aloud. They come from sources in Aramaic, Italian, German, Sanskrit, Portugese, Hebrew, Urdu, Chinese, etc. Through them the reader gets glimpses of other cultures, races, creeds. Stories as familiar as the little Indian rabbit who thought the earth was falling in, and the story of Jesus at the wedding party, are flanked by others that are little known. The indices are arranged to suggest different plans of use,- ways of living, kinds of characters, etc. Excellent for emergency use in school and public libraries. Cloth binding- two color jacket (not particularly effective) - illustrations in bold line, by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge. Not perhaps a book for immediate holiday sale, but for the long haul.