WorldCat Identities

DeSpain, Pleasant

Overview
Works: 46 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 5,845 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Storyteller
Classifications: PZ8.1.D47, 398.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pleasant DeSpain
Thirty-three multicultural tales to tell by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of folktales from around the world, selected for their "tellability."
Sweet land of story : thirty-six American tales to tell( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-six true, tall, and traditional tales, primarily from the nineteenth century or earlier, selected by a professional storyteller and divided by the region of the United States from which they originated
The dancing turtle : a folktale from Brazil by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being caught by a hunter, a clever turtle uses her wits and her talent playing the flute to trick the hunter's children into helping her escape
Eleven nature tales : a multicultural journey by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herein are eleven ancient stories that address the natural elements and their relationships to each other
Twenty-two splendid tales to tell from around the world by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of traditional tales from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Includes brief notes for storytellers
Eleven turtle tales : adventure tales from around the world by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven tales featuring Turtle, from Africa, India, Japan, Australia, and the Americas
Strongheart Jack & the beanstalk by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this version of the classic tale, Jack climbs the magic beanstalk with a wise cat who helps him kill the giant, rescue his true love, and regain his father's fortune
Tales to frighten and delight by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of scary folktales from around the world
Tales of enchantment by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a magical collection of folktales from around the world
Tales of cats by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a 'catty' collection of folktales from around the world
Tales of tricksters by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These folktales from around the world feature the character known as the trickster, used to inspire the reader to outwit the bullies of the world while creating fun in the process
Tales of nonsense & tomfoolery by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short folktales featuring silly characters, nonsensical situations, or general tomfoolery
Twenty two splendid tales to tell, from around the world by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of traditional tales from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas
Tales of wisdom & justice by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short folktales from Mexico, Israel, Poland, and other places, demonstrating wisdom and justice
Multicultural tales to tell by Pleasant DeSpain( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of folktales from around the world, selected for their "tellability."
Tales of holidays by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of folktales from around the world that depicts how various holidays are celebrated
Tales of insects by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine traditional tales about insects from various parts of the world, including Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, and Fiji
Tales of heroes by Pleasant DeSpain( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of folktales from around the world that brings local heroes to life
Tales to tell from around the world by Pleasant DeSpain( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales to tell from around the world by Pleasant DeSpain( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thirty-three multicultural tales to tell
Alternative Names
DeSpain, Pleasant L.

디스페인, 플레전트 L

Languages
English (41)

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Sweet land of story : thirty-six American tales to tellThe dancing turtle : a folktale from BrazilEleven nature tales : a multicultural journeyTwenty-two splendid tales to tell from around the worldEleven turtle tales : adventure tales from around the worldStrongheart Jack & the beanstalkTales to frighten and delightTales of enchantment