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11 How the Monkey Got Food

How the Monkey Got Food When He Was Hungry – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time the monkey was hungry. He wanted to make some porridge, but he did not have any ...
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16 How the Pigeon Became

How the Pigeon Became a Tame Bird – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time there was a father with three sons who had reached the age when they must go ...
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02 How the Rabbit Lost His Tail

How the Rabbit Lost His Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, the rabbit had a long tail, but the cat had none. She ...
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01-Indian-Fairy-Tales

How the Raja’s Son won the Princess Labam – Indian Fairy Tales

In a country there was a Raja who had an only son who every day went out to hunt. One ...
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72 HOW THE ROBIN BURNED HIS BREAST

HOW THE ROBIN BURNED HIS BREAST – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Some Indian hunters once made their way north, to hunt for moose. It was at the time of Falling Leaves ...
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07 How the Speckled Hen Got

How the Speckled Hen Got Her Speckles – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time, ages and ages ago, there was a little white hen. One day she was busily engaged ...
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04 How the Tiger Got His Stripes

How the Tiger Got His Stripes – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, so long ago that the tiger had no stripes upon his back ...
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03 How the Toad Got His Bruises

How the Toad Got His Bruises – Brazilian Fairy Tales

He never could be found in his own house. If any one had a party he was sure to go, ...
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24 HOW THE TURKEY BUZZARD GOT HIS SUIT

HOW THE TURKEY BUZZARD GOT HIS SUIT – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

It was a long, long time ago, when the earth was very young. Trees and flowers were growing everywhere, but ...
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14 HOW THE WHITE MAN CAME

HOW THE WHITE MAN CAME – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Long, long before Columbus came to America, the Red Children were here. They were the first and only real Americans ...
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How the Wicked Sons were Duped – Indian Fairy Tales

How the Wicked Sons were Duped – Indian Fairy Tales

A very wealthy old man, imagining that he was on the point of death, sent for his sons and divided ...
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44 HOW THE WOMAN OVERCAME THE BEAR

HOW THE WOMAN OVERCAME THE BEAR – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

An Indian woman built a wigwam in the deep wood. She was a brave woman. She had no fear. One ...
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how to draw a Barn step by step

How to draw a Barn step by step

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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How to draw a bear face step by step - Easy bear drawing 5

How to draw a bear face step by step – Easy bear drawing

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New York] ...
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How to draw a Bird easy step by step – easy bird drawings

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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How to draw a Chicken step by step 6

How to draw a Chicken step by step – Drawing for beginners

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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How to draw a crane step by step 3

How to draw a crane step by step

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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How to draw a dragonfly 1

How to draw a dragonfly – Easy drawings for kids

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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How to draw a Duck step by step 6

How to draw a Duck step by step – Drawing for beginners

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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how to draw a five pointed star - drawing for kids step by step

How to draw a five pointed star – drawing for kids step by step

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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THE GRATEFUL FOXES – Mythical stories for children

THE GRATEFUL FOXES – Mythical stories for children

It was springtime in Japan, and the blossoms hung thick on the cherry trees. Butterflies and dragonflies fluttered over the golden colza flowers in the fields.
Mythical stories for children – THE STORY OF THE PUDDING STONE

Mythical stories for children – THE STORY OF THE PUDDING STONE

Once upon a time, a family of giants lived upon the high mountains in the West.One day the mother giant was called away from home.
Mythical stories for children – THE RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

Mythical stories for children – THE RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

There was an old woman who lived on a hill. You never heard of any one smaller or neater than she was. She always wore a black dress and a large white apron with big bows behind.
AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

WHEN an Indian boy was eleven years old, he was sent into a forest far away from his home. He had to stay there all alone and fast for seven days and nights.
Mythical stories for children – HOW THE ROBIN’S BREAST BECAME RED

Mythical stories for children – HOW THE ROBIN’S BREAST BECAME RED

LONG ago in the far North, where it is very cold, there was only one fire. A hunter and his little son took care of this fire and kept it burning day and night. They knew that if the fire went out the people would freeze and the white bear would have the Northland all to himself.
Mythical stories for children – AURORA AND TITHONUS

Mythical stories for children – AURORA AND TITHONUS

THE beautiful youth, Tithonus, loved Aurora, the queen of the dawn. He was the first one to greet her each day as she drew back the purple curtains of the east.
Mythical stories for children - "ARACHNE"

Mythical stories for children – “ARACHNE”

ARACHNE was a beautiful maiden and the most wonderful weaver that ever lived. Her father was famed throughout the land for his great skill...
KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS – Mythical stories for children

KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS – Mythical stories for children

One morning the Queen of Sheba started back to her home in the south. King Solomon and all his court went with her to the gates of the city.
The Wise King and the Bee - Mythical stories for children

The Wise King and the Bee – Mythical stories for children

Long ago there lived in the East the greatest king in the world. It was believed that no one could ask him a question which he could not answer. Wise men came from far and near, but they were never able to puzzle King Solomon.
Mythical stories for children - GOLDEN-ROD AND ASTER

Mythical stories for children – GOLDEN-ROD AND ASTER

Golden Hair and Blue Eyes lived at the foot of a great hill.  On the top of this hill in a little hut lived a strange, wise woman. It was said that she could change people into anything she wished. She looked so grim and severe that people were afraid to go near her.
Mythical stories for children - CLYTIE

Mythical stories for children – “CLYTIE”

Clytie was a beautiful little water nymph who lived in a cave at the bottom of the sea. The walls of the cave were covered with pearls and shells. The floor was made of sand as white as snow.
Puss introducing the princess to the castle - Puss in boots story

Puss in boots – story book with pictures – Bedtime stories...

Puss in boots / Publication date [between 1836 and 1844] / Publisher London : Orlando Hodgson, 111, Fleet Street
13 How the Monkey Escaped

How the Monkey Escaped Being Eaten – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, people ate fruits and nuts. Then there came a time when the fruits and nuts became scarce.

Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time the monkey and the rabbit made a contract. The monkey was to kill all the butterflies and the rabbit was to kill all the snakes.

How Black Became White – Brazilian Fairy Tales

How Black Became White – Brazilian Fairy Tales

One often hears the saying that one cannot make black white or white black. I said something about it once upon a time to my Brazilian ama and she stared at me in surprise.

16 How the Pigeon Became

How the Pigeon Became a Tame Bird – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time there was a father with three sons who had reached the age when they must go out into the world to earn their own living.

How Night Came – Brazilian Fairy Tales

How Night Came – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Years and years ago at the very beginning of time, when the world had just been made, there was no night.

17 Why the Sea Moans

Why the Sea Moans – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time there was a little princess who lived in a magnificent royal palace.

02 How the Rabbit Lost His Tail

How the Rabbit Lost His Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, the rabbit had a long tail, but the cat had none. She looked with envious eyes at the one which the rabbit had.

18 How the Brazilian Beetles Got

How the Brazilian Beetles Got Their Gorgeous Coats – Brazilian Fairy...

In Brazil the beetles have such beautifully coloured, hard-shelled coats upon their backs that they are often set in pins and necklaces like precious stones.