to Solve: Folktales from
Around the World
by Peter Sis.
Paperback: Beechtree, 1991.
Stories to Solve. London: Julia MacRae, 1985.
Germany: Wie War Das? Salzburg: Verlag Sauerlander, 1987.
Norway: Gatfulla sagor. Opal, 1990.
Denmark: Gadefulde eventyr. Gyldendal, 1989.
Gadefulde eventyr. Gyldendals Bogklubber, 1991.
Taiwan [in Chinese]: One volume with all three “stories to solve”
Included. Taipei: Grimm Press, 2000.
Texas Bluebonnet Award & Garden State Children’s Book Award
of these 14 delightful folktales is a short puzzle to be solved through
cleverness, common sense or careful observation of details in the text…Fans
of the Encyclopedia Brown and Solve Your Own Mystery series may be lured
into trying folktales with this collection.” SCHOOL LIBRARY
tales are told, omitting the solution to the main problem so that the
reader can figure it out before slipping the page to see what folk of
the past have done. It’s an intriguing idea, far from a gimmick,
and very close to what the researchers are telling us we should do when
we teach comprehension. And, as one teacher has remarked, this book cries
out for sharing: A reader will immediately seek out a friend with whom
to match wits. A shared book, a considerate text—you can’t
beat that!” THE READER TEACHER
easy-to-read.” HORN BOOK