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While Greek myths are renowned and amply represented, only a few Greek folktales were released in English. Now those acclaimed authors make 20 eye-catching folktales available to readers open air of Greece. Newly translated and retold, the tales variety from the profound to the lighthearted, the haunting to the hilarious, and the religious to the secular. quite a few accompanying images and drawings illustrate features of Greek lifestyles and conventional folklore motifs. ideal for storytimes and read-alouds, the stories will attract either younger and old.

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