Who doesn’t like to sit in a time machine and go back in time to a distant place, a different world, a world full of sea queens and golden dolls, bandits and monsters, snakes and tigers, cursing birds and talking crocodiles, dense forests and steep mountains, and sultans and maharajas? Good Stories are known to be timeless and eternal. That is why, stories told thousands of years ago and thousands of miles away excite us and hold us spellbound, here and now. Tales from the bygone era transport the reader to another time, another world. In this book, we bring to you an assortment of twelve beautifully illustrated and enchanting stories from the folklores and mythologies of diverse countries including Korea, China, Brazil, Iraq, Egypt, Kenya and Greece, besides India. These are absorbing and engaging stories – stories that arouse curiosity, catch attention and hold interest. No wonder that these stories have been passed on from generation to generation, by word of mouth.