by Michael J. Caduto. Illustrated by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, 1997. 208 pages, 7x9, illustrated.
A thematic collection of original tellings of folk tales and fairy tales for children. Features 48 beautifully illustrated Earth stories from more than 40 cultures and countries worldwide. Stories are organized by themes, including Earth, Animals, Stewardship and Wisdom. Earth Tales offers lessons drawn from the stories, plus activities and explorations. For children eight years and up, as well as parents, teachers, storytellers, librarians and environmentalists.
- Awarded the 1997 Aesop Prize by the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. This national prize, presented to the year's most outstanding book of folklore, recognizes the excellence and authenticity of both the stories and artwork.
- Received a 1998 Skipping Stones Honor Award for excellence as a teaching resource in multicultural and nature awareness.
- Picked as one of the "best environmental children's books" by the Natural Resources Defense Council's Amicus Journal, 1998.