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The Diamond Tree by Howard Schwartz
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Mar 29, 09

bookshelves: childrens, classic, collection, fiction, multicultural
Read in March, 2009

Selected and retold by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush ; illustrated by Uri Shulevitz. Another one I stumbled upon, and am happy to have done so. This is geared more to younger readers. It's amazing how universal some stories and folktales really are, although each version has its own, localized twist. Loved the story of Thumbelina, and the story about the fools (I wonder if this is where Neil Simon got his inspiration for his play, Fools?)

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