When the World Was Young by Margaret Mayo
Creation and Pourquoi Tales

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A collection of ten tales from diverse cultures, including stories from Ghana and Iceland, provides young readers with exciting explanations of how the earth came into being.
 

About Margaret Mayo

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Margaret Mayo is the author of "Dig Dig Digging," "How to Count Crocodiles," "The Orchard Book of Magical Tales," and "Wiggle Waggle Fun," Peter Malone is the illustrator of "Bible Stories," "The Magic Flute," and "Star Shapes,"
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In a short foreword to this volume, subtitled ``Creation and Pourquoi Tales,'' Mayo (Magical Tales from Many Lands, 1993, etc.) offers readers a clear, simple explanation of the importance of such stories in every culture.

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A wealth of traditional stories-fairy tales, creation stories, folktales-have circumnavigated the globe to appear in collections this season. Margaret Mayo engagingly retells 10 creation stories from

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