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Myths, legends & tales
Perry, Phyllis J., 1933-
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Publication Information:
Ft. Atkinson, Wis. : Alleyside Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
102 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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BL311 .P47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Kickstart interest in myths, legends and tales with ready-to-use reading activities and fun library skills exercises! Eighty of the most popular collections of myths, legends and tales as recommended by elementary and middle school librarians, are summarized in five sections: Greek Myths, Myths and Legends from Around the World, Native American Legends, Folktales from Around the World and Tall Tales. Each entry lists reading level and a synopsis of each book, along with activities including websites, simple crafts, suggested reading, recommended multimedia and great ideas for classroom and library projects.

This book will stimulate reading interest, and many of the activities can be used by art, science, social studies and math teachers to further enrich their instruction across the curriculum. Author, title and subject index.

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School Library Journal Review

Perry presents 80 books covering a range of reading levels from primary grades through middle school. The selections fall into five categories: "Greek Myths," "Myths & Legends from Around the World," "Native American & Early Indian Myths & Tales," "Folktales from Around the World," and "Tall Tales." After a brief plot summary, three reading-related activities are provided for each title: a school library activity and two others specifying either teacher or parental guidance. Unfortunately, some of the activities don't match very well and those involving parents are often didactic, uninspiring, and occasionally repetitive. The best ones are interdisciplinary with art, music, or science applications. Many of the library-related tasks involve consulting other sources or visiting specified Web sites. Additional book and multimedia resources conclude each section. A helpful title, particularly for school librarians.-Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.