In this magical collection, an award-winning author and folklorist teams up with her daughter, selecting forty folk and fairy stories from all over the world that pay tribute to strong mothers, doting mothers, ambivalent mothers, obsessive mothers, even the quintessential wicked stepmother, and their relations-for better or worse-with their daughters. Included are enduring favorites such as Cinderella and the Greek myth of Persephone along with lesser known tales from the Sudan, Palestine, Italy, Africa, India, Russia, China, Japan, and the Americas. After each tale, Yolen and Stemple explore its place in folklore, family history, psychology, and literature. Whether read by mothers and daughters on their own or in mother/daughter reading groups, these stories are a source of connection and enchantment.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Jane Yolen is an internationally known poet, writer, and storyteller.
Heidi Stemple is Jane Yolen's daughter and the coauthor of two of her children's books. She has also published children's poetry and adult fiction.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140298355
Book Description Penguin Books 2001-03-01, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 0140298355 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140298355
Book Description Penguin Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140298355
Book Description Penguin Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140298355