Gr 3 Up In this collection of 16 stories from the Iroquois tradition, folklorist Bierhorst has included ``tales of boy heroes, cannibals, stone giants, monster bears, and the trickster Turtle that are considered typical of the New York Indians.'' To lovers of folktales, it is fascinating to see such familiar motifs as the overflowing kettle (reminiscent of ``The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' and ``Strega Nona'') or the clever turtle of African folklore and Brer Rabbit fame appear within the setting of these North American folktales. The stories themselves are delightful, filled with such unforgettable characters as ``The Moose Wife'' who warned her husband, ``If you marry another woman. . .your hunting power will vanish and your new wife will soon be sucking her moccasins from hunger.'' Clever pen-and-ink sketches are an engaging bonus. This collection is distinguished by an excellent introduction to the Five Nations of the Iroquois, the place of storytelling within the Iroquois culture, the manner in which Iroquois folktales were collected, and the traditional characters that peopled them. Bierhorst has documented the process by which he constructed these tales. A three-page bibliography is included. An excellent combination of stories and scholarship. Constance A. Mellon, Department of Library & Information Studies, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.