The Nightingale That Shrieked and Other Tales by Kevin Crossley-Holland
This collection features tales from Europe, Africa, and the Near and Middle East. There are familiar favourites, such as "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "The Forty Thieves", which mingle with the surprising, such as "Trousers Mehmet" and "The Deadman's Nightcap". Together they celebrate the many customs and beliefs in our world. Reading stories drawn from a variety of cultures and traditions, together with myths and legends, is required for the National Curriculum Key Stage 2.