The 10 tales presented here have been chosen for their beautiful spiritual allegories regarding both life here on earth and the hereafter. Coyote is the anti-hero similar to Aesop?s animal characters. His world is the animal world. Unlike the Mediterranean and Middle East anti-hero, Nasredin Hoga is a human who starts off as a boy simpleton and grows into a wise old man. Finally, the tales help youngsters understand a vastly different culture, while enriching the soul with ideas of the spiritual.