Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys
Jane Yolen. Harcourt Children's Books, $20 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-15-216391-4
In a companion to her Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls, Jane Yolen collects and retells 14 folktales focused on boys in Mightier than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys, illus. by Raul Col""n, from Afghanistan, Ireland, China, Russia and around the world. These heroes win with their wits and hearts, not with weapons. Col""n's b&w pen-and-inks, in his signature crosshatch style, enliven each entry.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2003