- Stories, Myths (retold & written by Lin Donn) Illustration

Stories, Myths, Legends
Written by Lin Donn

Some restrictions apply.
Before using these stories in your classroom, please see restrictions at the bottom of this page.

Ancient Myths & Folktales for Kids

Retold by Lin Donn


Anansi the Spider

The Lion's Whisker

Native American

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 Greek

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)

And more

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)

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 Warrior Well (word)

The Warrior Well (ppt, China, Mongolia)

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

Happy Together (word)

Happy Together (ppt)

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
- Dorothy Scalzo

1930's Life on the Farm during the Great Depression

Back of the Bus Civil Rights, 1935)

Welcome Home (Civil Rights, 1945)

Retold by Lin Donn

More Ancient History Powerpoints

What is Archaeology?

How Man Began (early humans)

The Most Ancient Race, the San People

7 Wonders
of the Ancient World (ppt)

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




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Incas, Maya, Aztecs Early Civilizations

Mr. Donn and Maxie's Ancient History PowerPointsŪ Series
Written by Lin & Don Donn,
illustrated by Phillip Martin, Published by Good Year Books

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