By Arlene Mosel (storyteller) and Blair Lent (illustrator)
When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.
By Mary Medlicott (selector) and Sue Williams (illustrator)
When pieces of the sky fall down to the Earth, the worried children turn to local wise woman Loawnu to mend the sky. This story is one of the traditional tales from around the world in this collection of stories for telling or reading aloud.
In this version of a tale with many Asian variations, a wise king, who rules a town full of foolish people in the mountains of Tibet, puts a donkey and a rock on trial to settle the dispute between two honest men.