Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys

Jane Yolen, Author, Raul Colon, Illustrator, Jane Yolen, As Told by Harcourt Children's Books $20 (128p) ISBN 978-0-15-216391-4
In a companion to her Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls, Jane Yolen collects and retells 14 folktales focused on boys in Mightier than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys, illus. by Raul Col""n, from Afghanistan, Ireland, China, Russia and around the world. These heroes win with their wits and hearts, not with weapons. Col""n's b&w pen-and-inks, in his signature crosshatch style, enliven each entry.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2003
Release date: 05/01/2003
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