This is a collection of 65 original Indian fairy tales from a wide variety of tribes including Iroquois, Mohawk, Arapaho, Hopi, Chippewa, and Passamaquoddy. Most are short, making them perfect for reading at bedtime. They include magical animals that even young children will be familiar with. This edition of the book contains all 19 of the original illustrations by Frederick Richardson, rejuvenated. One is in full-color. Frances Jenkins Olcott (1872-1963) was the first head librarian of the children’s department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in 1898. She also wrote many children’s books and books for those in the profession of providing library service to children and youth. In 1911, Olcott left both Pittsburgh and her position of librarian and moved back to New York to write books for children, and books on how to be an effective children’s librarian. She wrote and edited more than twenty-four volumes which sold in her lifetime for more than a half million dollars.