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Stories, Myths, Legends
By Lin Donn

NEW: Original Stories for Kids by Lin and Don Donn
Case Files from The Hercules Detective Agency
Join Herc and his buddies as they solve mysteries in ancient Greece!

These stories are copyrighted

Also written by Lin Donn


Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs (ancient story retold by Lin Donn)

The Lion's Whisker (ancient story retold by Lin Donn)

Why Rabbit Has Crooked Back Legs (ancient story retold by Lin Donn)

American Indian

Wise Owl (word)

Wise Owl (ppt)

How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch (word)

How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch (ppt)

Clever Coyote (word)

Clever Coyote (ppt)

Child of Water and Little Blue Rock (word)

Child of Water & Little Blue Rock (ppt)

The Invisible Warrior (ppt)

Ancient Greece

Theseus and the Minotaur (word)

Theseus and the Minotaur (ppt)

Hermes and Apollo (ppt)

Dionysus & Ariadne

Little Io

The Oracle at Delphi

Hades, Cerberus, and the Underworld

Hades and the King of Corinth

Apollo and Cassandra

Demeter and Persephone

Baby Hercules & The 12 Labors of Hercules

The Charming Story of Eros & Psyche

King Midas and the Golden Touch

King Midas and the Donkey Ears

Story of the Just Plain Rotten King Tantalus

Echo & Hera

Echo & Narcissus

Echo & Pan

The Sun Chariot

Perseus, Andromeda, and the sea god, Poseidon

Icarus and Daedalus, Wings

The Gift of Fire - Zeus & Prometheus

Pandora's Box

Zeus and the Great Flood

How Aphrodite Caused the Trojan War

The Magic Rocks - a myth about Ares

Legend of the Trojan Horse

The Cyclops Cave & The Sirens
(Greek, from "The Odyssey" by Homer)

Aesop and His Fables (ppt)

Fox and Crow (ppt)

Fox and Sick Lion (ppt)

The Hercules Detective Agency

Ancient China

Loawnu the Wise Woman

Wang the Peddler

The Legend of the Shadow Puppet

The Real Story of Mulan (ppt)

Dragons (ppt)

The Story of the Warrior Well (ppt)

The Warrior Well (word)

The Warrior Well (ppt, China, Mongolia)

Ancient Mesopotamia

The Legend of Gilgamesh - the First Superhero!

Gilgamesh Makes an Unusual Friend (ppt, illustrated)

Gilgamesh and the Tree of Eternal Life

How Marduk Became the King of ALL the Gods (word, Babylonian)

Purim, The Story of Esther and an ancient Babylonian (Persian) king

Ancient Rome

The Legend of Romulus and Remus

Horatius at the Bridge

The Punic Wars & Hannibal of Carthage (elephants rule!)

Little Io (Roman Version)

Nero at the Circus Maximus (ppt)

Nero Goes Insane (ppt)

Ancient Egypt

The Story of Rameses II (ppt)

The Red Slippers - an Ancient Egyptian Cinderella story

Poor Soldier (Freedom of Speech in ancient Egypt)

Creation Stories

Isis and Osiris


Manco Capac

Llama Legends


Place of the Prickly Pear Cactus

Journey of a Princess


The Adventures of the Hero Twins (ppt)


The Legend of the Christmas Stocking (old legend, word)

Happy Together (word)

Happy Together (ppt)

PowerPoints - written by Lin Donn, illustrated by Phillip Martin

Ancient History

What is Archaeology?

How Man Began (early humans)

The Most Ancient Race, the San People

7 Wonders of the Ancient World

All Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Great Pyramid at Giza

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Colossus of Rhodes

Lighthouse at Alexandria

PowerPoints about Time

The Trouble With Time

Daylight Savings Time

Holiday Presentations in PowerPoint format:


Chinese New Year

Groundhog Day

Presidents Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery
Bus Boycott - Black History Month


April Fool's Day

Earth Day Every Day


May Day, Beltane

Mother's Day

Father's Day


July 4th - Independence Day


Grandparents Day

Was Columbus Smart about Safety?

The Ghost with the Most!

Halloween Bats



Short Stories for Kids
based on USA historical events (Word format)

Written by Lin Donn

Was Columbus Smart about Safety?

Walking Home
(USA Homefront, WWII)

Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott (word) (USA Civil Rights, 1955)

Same story in ppt format: Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (ppt)

The 1962 Seattle World's Fair

Written by Lin's author/artist Mom!

1930's Life on the Farm during the Great Depression

Back of the Bus Civil Rights, 1935)

Welcome Home (Civil Rights, 1945)


Is your material copyrighted and may I use it?

Answer: Yes, our material is copyrighted. Nearly all the original material on the web is copyrighted thanks to laws that immediately copyright original work loaded to the web. That's why loading a webpage is called "published". If you copy other people's work and post it on your own or another site, that work is still copyrighted. You could be in a lot of trouble copying other peoples work in the wrong way even if you're a kid. For more information on copyrights, see this site: Copyright & Fair Use Laws. Our material is additionally copyrighted with the U.S. Copyright Office, part of the Library of Congress,.

We do have additional books and stories for sale through our publisher, but the above stories, myths, and legends have been posted online for use by kids and teachers in your classrooms at no charge with some restrictions. RESTRICTIONS: Direct links to our site are always appreciated. However, you may not make a copy of our material, put your name on it, and turn it in as your work. You may not copy our material and post it on your web page or anyone else's web page. You may not mirror our site. You may not frame our site. You may not pass our site through your proxy server in order to block ads. You may not distribute and/or sell our work without our written permission. To do any of these things is copyright infringement, which is a crime.

Note to Our Students: It's okay to copy little pieces of someone else's work as long as you do it in the right way. There are rules (laws, really) on how to do it. For more information, see this great site that clearly explains copyrights and fair use (and what you can and cannot do.)  Copyright Kids

Besides all the educational materials and original stories we have posted freely online for teachers and kids to use, we also have books and educational materials available for purchase through our publisher. Our publisher adds new material all the time to their catalogue and things do get rearranged. We try to keep an eye on it, but if the links below need updating, just search their site for Lin and Don Donn. Thank you.

Mr. Donn and Maxie's Always Something You Can Use Series
Complete Units for Teachers with Meaningful Classroom Activities
Written by Lin & Don Donn, Published by Good Year Books

Mr. Donn and Maxie's Ancient History PowerPoints Series
Each notebook includes printouts, plus a computer disc with all the PowerPoints and original clipart for use in your classroom.
Feel free to rearrange or add a slide or take one or more out. That's the neat thing about PowerPoints.
In our classroom, we use a couple at a time to introduce that day's lesson, but of course, it's up to you.
Written by Lin & Don Donn,
illustrated by Phillip Martin, Published by Good Year Books