Explore the unique bond between fathers and daughters in this collection of folk tales from many world cultures. The girls in these stories face challenges of every kind, learning to rely on their own courage, honesty, and quick wits. Fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and father-in-laws serve as their role models, helping them learn to thrive in a world full of complicated choices. In this anthology you'll find some familiar figures -- Beauty and the Beast from France, the Frog Prince from Germany, and Scheherazade from Arabia's A Thousand and One Nights -- as well as many intriguing new characters haling from cultures around the world.With gorgeous watercolor illustrations on every page, this book is perfect for reading aloud to young children, or for older children to read independently. The author provides a section exploring the stories' most important themes to guide adults as they read and discuss the tales with their children.Listen to this ancient tale, the story-teller entreats us. We listen, captivated, and we learn from the collective wisdom of many generations. Father and Daughter Tales explores such timeless issues as independence, love, and kindness. This is a book for fathers and daughters and families of today to share and treasure.
This is Book 1 in the Abbeville Anthologies Series. See all Abbeville Anthologies books here.