Can You Guess My Name? Traditional Tales Around the World
Illustrated by Stefano Vitale
Beautiful to look at, appealing in tone, scholarly in preparation, this is an outstanding example of what folklore collections for children can and should be.
—Horn Book Magazine (starred review)
For pleasure reading as well as for demonstrating the universality of folktales this collection brings together 15 variants, from as many cultures, of five familiar stories—"The Three Pigs," "The Bremen Town Musicians," "Rumpelstiltskin," "The Frog Prince," and "Hansel and Gretel." Sierra staves off the potential monotony of reading multiple versions [by choosing ones with] hilariously matter-of-fact humor.
—American Library Association Booklist