World Wisdom, the Bloomington, Ind.-based publisher of perennial philosophy books, is launching Wisdom Tales, a new imprint for children and young adults. The first title, The Man Who Dreamed of Elk-Dogs and Other Stories from Tipi by Caldecott Medalist Paul Goble, releases in June. Goble is the author of 30 books on Native Americans and their culture; Elk-Dogs tells the stories of how horses came to the Plains tribes.
Also on the Wisdom Tales debut list are books that focus on classic Christian topics, such as Christmas and St. Francis of Assisi. The imprint’s second release is The Knight, The Princess and the Magic Rock: A Classic Persian Tale by Sara Azizi (July). There is an initial line-up of five books on Native American culture for teens. The Wisdom Tales Web site launches May 31.
According to World Wisdom’s mission statement, perennial philosophy “is dedicated to the exposition of the timeless truth underlying the diverse religions….[that] finds its expression in the revealed Scriptures as well as the writings of the great sages and the artistic creation of the traditional worlds." Wisdom Tales has the mission of “sharing the wisdom, beauty, and values of traditional cultures and peoples from around the world with young readers and their families.”