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MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD :
WORLD FOLKTALES FROM STRONG BOYS
Orlando : Harcourt, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.1
Yolen begins the collection by telling boys that she put together this
collection "because for the longest time boys didn't know that being a
hero is more than whomping and stomping the bad guy. They didn't
understand that brains trump brawn almost every time; that being smart
makes the battle shorter, the kingdom nearer, the victory brighter, and
the triumph greater." So here, for you, are tales of boys who are
true heroes. Here are stories to think about as well as enjoy.
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