Once again, there is only a medal winner and no honor books for 1925’s Newbery books. I read this book several years ago, and I found it pretty cute, but forgettable.
Medal Winner: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
This book is made up of a bunch of short stories, folk tales collected from Latin America. Considering my feelings about short stories, I actually enjoyed this book pretty well. That said, I remember not a single one of the stories well enough to tell it to you. I remember talking animals and good versus evil, but that’s about it. I do remember it being easy to read and holding up pretty well for its age. Definitely take a look if you or your child are interested in the fairy tales of other cultures.
Rating: Good but Forgettable