Gerald McDermott «Daniel O’Rourke»

Tim O’Toole and his wife, Kathleen, are so poor they have not a penny or a potato between them. Even their cats are too skinny for the mice to chase! When Tim goes out to find a job, he stumbles upon “the wee folk”—a band of leprechauns who give him gifts to make his fortune. That is, if Tim can keep clear of the evil McGoon family.

The telling here has a well-honed, Irish lilt; the illustrations, by a Caldecott winner, are lively, expressive, and well sprinkled with sprightly men in green.

Gerald McDermott «Ворон»

Книжка-картинка Джеральда Макдермотта является авторским вариантом сказки северных народов Тихого океана, живущих по берегам Северной Америки и Евразии. Главный герой этой сказки, Ворон, приходит в мир, полный холода и темноты. Ворону становится жаль людей, поэтому он отправляется на поиски света, где весьма непростым путем – обратившись в сосновую иглу, а потом в маленького ребенка – добывает источник света и приносит его в небо. С тех пор люди кормят воронов, в благодарность за щедрый дар.

Gerald McDermott «Anansi the Spider»

Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes.

In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion.

In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, combining bold, rich color with traditional African design motifs and authentic Ashanti language rhythms.

Anansi the Spider is a 1973 Caldecott Honor Book.