How Tiger Got His Stripes A Folktale from Vietnam

Author: Rob Cleveland
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440106
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many years ago, the proudest animal in the jungle was not the peacock. The proudest animal was the tiger. In this timeless folktale from Vietnam, we see how Tiger's pride leads him to covet wisdom and, with the help of a wise farmer, earn his stripes.

Children of the Dragon

Author: Sherry Garland
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152242008
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An illustrated collection of Vietnamese folktales with explantory notes following each story.

The Ogre Bully

Author: Aaron Hoffmire
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440130
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this story, a farmer and his wife match wits with a large, mean-spirited ogre. If they can’t outwit him, they will end up with no crops of their own to eat or sell. This whimsically drawn story is based on an old Swedish folktale.

Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

Author: Martha Hamilton
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440181
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When Tree Kangaroo and Koala dig a well to get some water, Tree Kangaroo ends up doing all of the work and Koala ends up with a stumpy tail in this origin story from Australia.

The Drum A Folktale from India

Author: Rob Cleveland
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440084
Format: PDF
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In this story from India, a poor boy's dream of having a drum takes him on an unlikely journey of discovery. He meets several people who guide him along the way. In time, he learns to make his own "magic" in this world.

Asian Pacific Folktales and Legends

Author: Jeannette Faurot
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439143346
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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These stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions. Exotic, clever, and poignant, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends invites you into a magically distinctive world. Originating from the far corners of the globe—China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia—these tales teach us about morality and mysticism in enchanting ways. Organized by universal folkloric themes, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends features animal stories, tales of magical skill, explanations of how things came to be the way they are, delightful depictions of the clever and the foolish, ghosts and supernatural beings, and legends about heroes and gods. From "The Supernatural Crossbow," a Vietnamese tale, to the Malaysian story of "The Man in the Moon," each piece in this collection explores a self-contained, dreamlike universe that both delights and transports the reader. Shaped by the geographical and cultural influences of a people, these stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions.

Archer and the Sun

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Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874838787
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A folktale from China that explains why the sun goes away at night and comes back again in the morning.

Magic Pot

Author: Pleasant DeSpain
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874838275
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When a woodcutter finds a pot that magically duplicates anything that is placed inside it, he and his wife are delighted until the wife accidentally falls in.