TALKING TREASURES is a book of folk stories being retold from the oral tradition of African Americans in Appalachia. Each of the five stories contain moral lessons for juveniles. Animal characters & children of past ages come alive on fully illustrated pages to entertain, entrance & entreat young readers. Description of Stories: TO THE FAIR is an animal story of a race between the frog & the turtle. THE MAGNIFICENT BUTTERFLY travels around the world looking for flowers that are beautiful enough for him. He discovers that he left the most wonderful flowers back home. SHILDA is a pretty, witty, but spoiled little girl who manages to have her own way. She meets a tragedy in the woods as a result of her disobedience to her parents & teachers. BILLY'S BIRTHDAY is a heartwarming scene between three generations who discuss the privileges of young people. Billy discovers that he is not as grown as he thought. UPHILL DOWNHILL Young teenagers go on a mountain trip to search for snipes. They have many adventures & learn a secret. TALKING TREASURES will be enjoyed by the entire family. It is a treasure that will have the whole family talking, even to each other. Order from Scribes Publishing, 1448 E. 52nd St. #418, Chicago, IL 60615.Griffin, Peggy A. is the author of 'Talking Treasures', published 1995 under ISBN 9781884056017 and ISBN 1884056016.