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How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy's stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by a simple explanation of the solution, while notes at the back of the book describe the origins of these classic mysteries.

Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve ...

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Overview

How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy's stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by a simple explanation of the solution, while notes at the back of the book describe the origins of these classic mysteries.

Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fourteen mini-mysteries are each followed by a solution and complemented by Sis's distinctive black-and-white drawings. Ages 5-up. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380732609
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 232,037
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

George Shannon is a popular storyteller and former children's librarian whose many notable picture books include Tomorrow's Alphabet, Lizard's Guest, and White Is for Blueberry. Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book. George Shannon lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Fishing 9
2. Crossing the River 11
3. Two Mothers 14
4. A Drink for Crow 17
5. Which Flower? 20
6. The Clever Bride 23
7. The Sticks of Truth 26
8. Three Rosebushes 30
9. The Cleverest Son 34
10. Working the Field 37
11. The Guilty Stone 41
12. Dividing the Horses 45
13. One Word Solves a Mystery 48
14. Heaven and Hell 51
Resource Notes 54
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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Highly recommended

    This is the first of a series of three books which I love for the end of 1st-3rd grade children. It makes them think, is full of diversity, and tons of fun for them. It offers a great way to fill up some time with thinking skills.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    Great book for middle school students!

    I purchased this book as a read out loud activity for 6th graders and they thoroughly enjoyed it! It is perfect for their level, not too easy/difficult. They even volunteered to read out loud in front of the class. Well worth its money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2002

    One of the Best Mystery Stories that have ever exsisted!

    THE BEST! YOU SHOULD DEFINATELY READ THIS BOOK!!! IF DON'T OR YOU DON'T LIKE IT, THEN YOU MUST NOT LIKE THESE TYPE OF BOOKS. THIS BOOK ROX!

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