The Cow of No Color: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from Around the World

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 159 pages
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In this outstanding multicultural collection from the authors of the prizewinning While Standing on One Foot, readers must try to outsmart evil kings, answer questions from Death, even puzzle with angels over the justice of God. Every tale returns to the most basic question: What is fair?

With tales from Africa, Asia, and Europe, from Irish, Jews, and Muslims, from American schools and courtrooms, The Cow of No Color is truly an international gathering. Ranging from tricks to watch for in playground games to big issues to ponder for a lifetime, here is a book with insights and challenges for every member of every family.
  

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Contents

A Taste of Their Own Medicine
9
Throwing the First Stone
53
Between a Rock
75
Who Owns the Sky?
93
Eastern Europe
99
The Playground and Beyond
117
Nigeria
128
Epilogue
137
Bibliography
153
Resources and Organizations
161
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About the author (1998)

Nina Jaffe is on the graduate faculty of the Bank Street College of Education. She is the author of many outstanding books for young readers, including The Way Meat Loves Salt.

Steve Zeitlin has a Ph.D. in urban folklore and is the director of City Lore in New York City. He is the editor of Because God Loves Stories, a collection of Jewish folktales.

Whitney Sherman is on the faculty at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore.

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