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What Is a Legend?

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Legends are riveting tales that are based on real events, but exaggerated so that they are not completely true. In this book, readers will learn the most important aspects of what defines a legend, as well as how to tell fact from fiction in these semi-historical tales. Famous legends, such as those of Robin Hood and El Dorado, are presented in abridged versions that help anybody identify what various legends have in common and what is unique to the culture where the tale originated. Well-known classics are paired up with legends from various other cultures, including the Native American tribes of the Americas, encouraging readers to open their minds to stories from all around the globe.

Series: The Britannica Common Core Library

Interest Level: Grades 2-5

Guided Reading Level: L

Lexile Level: 790

ISBN:  9781622752065 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2014

Pages: 32


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