Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World

Judy Sierra, Retold by, Stefano Vitale, Illustrator Clarion Books $21 (128p) ISBN 978-0-618-13328-4
The Story Goes On... Fans will cheer a host of sequels and series additions hitting the shelves this fall. Graduates of Nursery Tales from Around the World by Judy Sierra, illus. by Stefano Vitale, will appreciate the fine sequel, Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World. Sierra's division of these 15 impeccably researched tales into five categories, such as ""Can You Guess My Name?: Tales Like `Rumpelstiltskin,' "" demonstrate common elements that link the globe-spanning stories; they subtly echo each other without overlapping. Vitale honors each tale's country of origin with his stunning oil-on-wood illustration style, painting blue-faced Sri Lankan ogresses and poised Swedish princesses with equal aplomb. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/21/2002
Release date: 10/01/2002
Genre: Children's
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