Story Vine

Grade Levels: 3-6

Twelve student books celebrate the rich cultural heritage of North America and Asia. These fiction and nonfiction, traditional and contemporary stories are ideal for independent reading.

Story Vine

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Story Vine Sets

Available as 6-pack set (6 each of 12 titles) or student book set (1 each of 12 titles): And Then It Was Sugar, The Butterfly Pyramid, The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Died, Eagle Feathers, The Gift, The Greedy Crows, Judge Rabbit Helps the Fish, Kantjil and Tiger, Marigolds for Doña Remedios, Oni Wa Soto, The Story of the Mexican Jumping Bean, Thao Kham, the Pebble Shooter

And Then It Was Sugar (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • A grandmother tells the story of her trip as a young girl to a sugar mill in Mexico. (24 pages)

The Butterfly Pyramid (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • A boy discovers the secret of the butterfly pyramid and the joy of giving. (32 pages)

The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Died (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • Author Veronica Enix relives the tragedy of King’s death and her own realization of the power of his message. (24 pages)

Eagle Feathers (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • A Kiowa Indian boy searches for feathers to make a dance fan for his grandmother. (24 pages)

The Gift (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • Standing Beaver finds his natural talent in an unexpected way. (24 pages)

The Greedy Crows (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • In this tale from Northern India, a beautiful peacock teaches some greedy crows a lesson about the true rewards of helping others. (32 pages)

Judge Rabbit Helps the Fish (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • A good and wise rabbit manages to save the small water creatures from a terrible end in this traditional tale from Cambodia. (32 pages)

Kantjil and Tiger (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • Kantjil, a clever little mouse-deer, tricks his way out of being eaten by a not-so-smart tiger in this amusing story from Indonesia. (32 pages)

Marigolds for Doña Remedios (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • A boy’s gift to his grandmother inspires the embroidery on the customary dress of Maya women. (24 pages)

Oni Wa Soto (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • On the advice of a wise man, a woman tries various “cures” for her husband’s stomach ache—with some bizarre results—in this humorous story from Japan. (32 pages)

The Story of the Mexican Jumping Bean (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • A butterfly’s vanity leads to the creation of Mexican jumping beans. (16 pages)

Thao Kham, the Pebble Shooter (Available as a 6-pack or single copy)

  • In this Laotian tale, a disabled child makes beautiful pictures by shooting pebbles at leaves. Find out how his unusual talent helps a king. (32 pages)