I purchased this to read with my 6 year old son. He likes short stories and I figured we could read some old tales from different cultures. Unfortunately, these are written with the language of the country and the time period. While I am a fan of authenticity, I am not a fan of having to explain every fourth word to my son. He did not enjoy them and neither did I. If the language was "american-ized" and geared toward younger readers, I would have given it 3 or 4 stars as I did not find the stories particularly interesting (but we stopped after the third one, so maybe the book was saving the best for last).
I will not be buying any more books from this series.