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Favorite Folktales from Around the World

Author : Jane Yolen
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 1988-08-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780394751887
File Size : 19,9 Mb
Total Download : 849

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Book Summary: From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Best-Loved Folktales of the World

Author : Joanna Cole
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 1983-08-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385189491
File Size : 37,8 Mb
Total Download : 202

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Book Summary: This collection of over two hundred folk and fairy tales from all over the world is the only edition that encompasses all cultures. Arranged geographically by region—West and East Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, the Carribean and West Indies, and Central and South America—and lovingly selected from the personal favorites of folklorists and writers, this book is a major anthology in its field. Gathered together in this wide-ranging collection are familiar classics like "Snow-White" and "Sleeping Beauty," and stories that equal them from all major cultures. Together they offer magic, adventure, laughter, reflection, vivid images, and a throng of colorful characters. More important, they offer insight into the oral traditions of different cultures and deal with universal human dilemmas that span differences of age, culture, and geography. Animal fables, proverbs, ghost stories, funny tales, and tales of enchantment provide a unique reading experience for all ages. A category index groups the tales by plot and character, e.g., humorous, supernatural, and "pourquoi" tales, married couples, enchanted sweethearts, etc. Like all great literature, these tales can be read with fascination on many levels, making Best-Loved Folktales of the World a classic and enduring collection.

Favorite Folktales from Around the World

Author : Jane Yolen
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2014-05-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780804152860
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Total Download : 605

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Book Summary: From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

Author : Kathleen Ragan
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2000-05-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780393285871
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Total Download : 315

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Book Summary: One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman.

Nelson Mandelas Favorite African Folktales

Author : Nelson Mandela
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2007-10-16
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780393329902
File Size : 17,9 Mb
Total Download : 400

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Book Summary: A cause for celebration, and a landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. In these beloved stories we meet a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads, and tricksters from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena, and we learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns. Creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its people all came into existence under a punishing sun or against the backdrop of a spectacularly beautiful mountain landscape. Whether warning children about the dangers of disobedience or demonstrating that the underdog can, and often does, win, these stories, through their depiction of wise animals as well as evil monsters, are universal in their portrayal of humanity, beasts, and the mystical. Translated from their original languages—Karanga, Nguni, Xhosa, and many others—these folktales are a testament to the craft of storytelling and the power of myth.

Tatterhood

Author : Ethel Johnston Phelps
Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
Release : 2016-06-20
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781558619302
File Size : 37,9 Mb
Total Download : 345

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Book Summary: The first volume in this beautifully illustrated anthology features traditional tales of heroic women from Japan to Scotland and beyond. Long before Suzanne Collins created Katniss Everdeen and Octavia Butler wrote Parable of the Sower, there were many traditional folktales full of adventure, intrigue, and intrepid female characters. Feminist Folktales from Around the World collects these forgotten classics and presents them with original artwork by designer and illustrator Suki Boynton. Volume one in the series, Tatterhood features an introduction by Gayle Forman, the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay. These twelves tales from Japan, Norway, Scotland, Sudan, and more, celebrate the cunning, hard work, and physical strength of their heroines. In these pages, a family of three women teaches a burly man how to wrestle, a girl battles a fearsome bear, and a young mother rescues her village from an elephant's stomach.

Myths and Folktales Around the World

Author : Robert R. Potter,Alan H. Robinson
Publisher : Globe Fearon Company
Release : 1992-06
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0835901866
File Size : 13,8 Mb
Total Download : 595

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Book Summary: The Pearson Education Library Collection offers you over 1200 fiction, nonfiction, classic, adapted classic, illustrated classic, short stories, biographies, special anthologies, atlases, visual dictionaries, history trade, animal, sports titles and more!

One Hundred Favorite Folktales

Author : Stith Thompson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
Category : Social Science
ISBN : UOM:39015004931294
File Size : 21,9 Mb
Total Download : 579

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Book Summary: Presents the best-recognized form of popular tales from the oral traditions of many European nations.