Recommended in Program(s): Foundations, Challenge B
Cycle(s): Cycle 1
C.S. Lewis has stated, “Since it is likely that children [and adults] will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise, you are making their destiny not brighter, but darker”
Unlock the wonders of classic myths with Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tales! Readers and listeners of all ages will be captivated by the thrilling adventures of heroes, sorceresses, kings, and other legendary characters. From "The Minotaur," an Athenian prince’s conquest of a monstrous half-man, half-bull, to "The Golden Fleece," the story of an aspiring king’s quest for a throne-winning symbol, prepare to be enchanted by these and other spellbinding stories. Reading these stories can give us hope for the present and remind us of the beauty of redemption.
- 244 pages
- © 2019
What families are saying:
"Why wait until Challenge B to read these stories? They are masterfully, beautifully retold by a master American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne." —Marc Hays
"I want to read them for Cycle 1 next year (with my nine-year-old). When we get to Challenge it will be like re-visiting an old friend." —Michaella
"My Challenge B student got this book this year and it became our first read aloud of the school year. It now resides in the car as one of the special books that gets read over and over and must be left in the car!" —Sara
“In a Challenge B class of vastly differing opinions and personalities, this was unanimously one of the favorite books of the year!” —Stephanie
Frequently asked questions for Tanglewood Tales available here.
Additional supporting documents available here.
How to Coax Your New Book to Lay Flat
|Place the book with its back on a table.|
Open the front cover.
Then open the back cover.
Open a few pages in the front, gently pressing along the spine.
Then open a few pages at the back of the book in the same way.
Continue opening pages, alternating between the front and back, until the book is fully open. Gently press along the center spine.
You may need to repeat this process two or three times to limber up the binding. Never force the spine or handle your book roughly as that may break the back and cause pages to (eventually) come loose.
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