Cari Meister has written more than 130 books for children, including the Tiny series (Penguin) and the Fast Forward Fairy Tales series (Scholastic). Cari is a school librarian. She loves to visit other schools and libraries and talk about the joy of reading and writing. Cari lives in the mountains of Colorado, with her husband, four boys, one horse, and one dog. You can find out more about her at www.carimeister.com.
STARRED REVIEW! A falcon swoops down and steals a ruby slipper from the banks of the Nile; a beautiful young girl lies in a coffin hanging from a tree. Sound familiar? Probably not, and, that's the fun of these volumes, each presenting multicultural variations of stories we all know. . . .Illustrations capture beautifully the particular cultural ambience of each tale. . . .My second grade team has already deemed these books an indispensable addition for a curriculum that asks students to study folktale variations. Highly Recommended.-- "School Library Connection"