I enjoyed the Dec. 13 column by Patricia Ward Biederman on My Book House.
It was a treasured set in our house (our set was green instead of blue). Many of the stories had settings from all over the world. A year ago I found a nearly perfect set at the library sale for $12.50. Needless to say, I bought it for our two adopted Korean boys. They said that they had heard of many of the stories in Korea when I read to them from My Book House.