Folk Stories Of The Hmong

Author: Norma J. Livo
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780872878549
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Describes the culture of the Hmong people, and gathers some of their folk tales

Why Ostriches Don T Fly And Other Tales From The African Bush

Author: I. Murphy Lewis
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084027
Size: 57.29 MB
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Here is a portrait of one of the world's oldest and most remarkable cultures. The group's history, nomadic way of life, beliefs, and customs are explored through 15 traditional tales written in poetic verse and juxtaposed with commentary on the challenges this group faces today.

The Corn Woman

Author: Angel Vigil
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563081941
Size: 57.15 MB
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The culture, history, and spirit of the Hispanic Southwest are brought to readers through this fascinating collection of 45 cuentos (stories and legends) from the region. From ancient creation myths of the Aztecs and traditional tales of Spanish colonialists to an eclectic sampling of the work of modern Latino storytellers, this book provides a rich tapestry of both obscure and well-loved stories-religious stories; animal tales; stories of magic, transformation, and wisdom; and chistes (short comic tales). Fifteen tales are also presented in Spanish. The origin and historical development of the stories are examined in an introductory chapter. A discussion of dichos (proverbs) and adivinanzas (riddles) illuminates the larger context of the oral tradition in which the tales have flourished. Lavishly illustrated with pictures of original paintings and sculpture by contemporary Latino artists, this fascinating collection will appeal to children and adults alike and is a must for the multicultural class

The Eagle On The Cactus

Author: Angel Vigil
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087035
Size: 67.21 MB
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Collects legends and stories to be shared aloud, including tales of tricksters, transformation, magic and adventure, dos compadres, animals, and the world's beginning.

When Night Falls Kric Krac

Author: Liliane Nérette Louis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781563085796
Size: 36.48 MB
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Tales by the master Haitian storyteller reflect the ethnic values, traditions, and history of the island

The Magic Egg And Other Tales From Ukraine

Author: Barbara J. Suwyn
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084256
Size: 47.43 MB
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Offers a collection of traditional tales from Ukraine, including animal tales, how and why stories, moral stories, and fairy tales and legends

Folktales From Greece

Author: Christodoula Mitakidou
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089084
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Provides 20 newly translated Greek folktales, retold by the authors; perfect for storytimes and read-alouds.

Tales From The Heart Of The Balkans

Author: Bonnie Marshall
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088704
Size: 17.20 MB
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Explore the rich Balkan folk tradition through 33 stories that represent all major population groups of the former Yugoslavia. Translated and retold from their original languages, these tales demonstrate the unique dynamic of both diversity and unity within the region. Historical information, color photos of the people and the land, and maps are included.

The Latehomecomer

Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894794
Size: 28.54 MB
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An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Song Poet and The Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.

Indonesian Folktales

Author: Murti Bunanta
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089091
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The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups with diverse cultures and languages. Focusing on the rich heritage of the country, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed "World Folklore Series" presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language. Build your multicultural collection or expand your repertoire with tales that provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia. Six thematic groups are presented: Jealous and Envious Brothers and Sisters; Stories of Independent Princesses; Stories of Ungrateful Children; Stories about Rice; Stories of Place Legends; and Stories of How Things Come to Be. All Levels