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Somewhere I heard reference to the book Around the World in 80 Tales by Saviour Pirotta and filed the book name away in the back of my brain, put it on my wishlist at Amazon and figured I would never get around to buying it.

Because we have a plethera of geography and other random books around this house, and adding one more book might just throw us into the major fire hazard category.

But a few weeks ago I had a gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket and decided to take the plunge and buy a copy of the book, and all I can say is…


And please tell me I’m not the only one who finds this book beautiful. It was so pretty I had to take pictures of it. Dragged my mom into the room so that she could drool over it with me.

Opening it up, the inside cover and facing page is a beautifully illustrated map of the world.

The book has eighty folktales from six continents and the stories are broken up by the continent they take place on.

Each continent has it’s own special top border featuring landmarks from the countries on that continent…

…and the illustrations we loved.

The stories had our three oldest laughing and begging for more. And how am I supposed to say “no” to that?


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  1. Saviour with an S says

    hi there

    Thank you for your kind comments about this book. It was a lot of hard work to research and write, but very enjoyable too.

  2. Is this book out of print? The retail price is $19.95, but I can’t find a copy under $60!

    • It must be. I can’t seem to find it on Amazon at least. It is such a great book too! That is one of those books that we kept because we loved it so much!!

    • Melissa Kaiserman says

      I just bought one from an Amazon marketplace seller brand new for under $16 after shipping. There are a couple more listed. :)

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