August House Publishers, 2008
This ancient tale celebrates the power of gentleness. Walking along a winding road, a man finds himself swept into a magical world where a contest of strength takes place. Illustrated by Susan Gaber.
Dedicated “to Peace Makers everywhere,” this fresh rendition will please young eyes and ears.
This fable is beautifully retold in simple verse, bringing a timeless message to young readers.
-- School Library Journal
August House Publishers 2006.
This classic tale colorfully rendered in whimsical pictures by Susan Gaber celebrates the joys and chaos of learning to work together. Forest and Gaber's third collaboration bakes up a culinary concoction of cake (in place of bread) that is fresh, folksy and fun.
-- Kirkus Review
August House Publishers, 1996
Contains fifty gems of story and wisdom from such diverse traditions as Sufi, Zen, Taoist, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, African and Native American. Retold for ages 10 to adult. Extensive annotated bibliography and reference notes.
1997 Storytelling World Anthology Award
August House Publishers 1995
A collection of twenty-seven multicultural folktales which stretch imaginations and offer insights into diverse cultures. The stories are evocatively retold with a touch of poetry. Each story is complemented by an ornate, full-page line drawing by David Boston. (160 pages)
1996 Storytelling World Anthology Award
August house Publishers 2005
Rumors and gossip can be permanent and damaging. The victim's reputation is harmed, and the trust in the community erodes. In this traditional folktale from Eastern Europe, a gossip is brought before a wise rabbi, who must devise a suitable lesson. His clever solution demonstrates vividly the consequence and permanence of words spoken in haste. It is easy to spread gossip, ....but impossible to take it back.