Magic and Misery

Traditional Tales from around the World

From the Series World of Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A little old man learns the secret behind a magical fiddle. An undersea princess leaves her amber palace for love. A mule waits for revenge on the one who wronged her . . .

Explore folktales, myths, legends, and fables from around the world. From magical to funny, tender to terrifying, these stories carry the spirit of diverse cultures and traditions around the world.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Folktale/Legend
BISACS JNF038000, JNF002000, JNF052030
Dewey 398.2
Dimensions 5.375 x 8.5
Lexile 730
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 182743
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
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Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging stories that will hook kids, send them looking for traditional stories, and perhaps encourage some to take up the art of oral (and written) storytelling.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Maggie Pearson

Illustrator: Francesca Greenwood