Golden Myths and Legends of the World
A collection of 50 stories from around the world, among them: Brave Quest (Native American), The Lake that Flew Away (Estonia), Rainbow Snake (Australia), The Death of El Cid (Spain), The Gingerbread Baby (Palestine), Biggest (Japan), and The Flying Dutchman (sailor's legend).
Storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean has rewritten numerous folktales and legends. She has won many awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. Her clear prose and sense of humour make her stories very accessible and entertaining. She has another collection called Silver Myths and Legends of the World.