Images of a People

Author: Mary Helen White Pelton
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780872879188
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Describes the culture of the Tlingit Indians and gathers traditional stories about creation, witches, spirit helpers, and courage

From the Mango Tree and Other Folktales from Nepal

Author: Kavita Ram Shrestha
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563083785
Format: PDF
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This collection of tales, the only one of its kind currently available in the United States, introduces you to the treasures of an ancient and rapidly changing culture. Selected and translated by Kavita Ram Shrestha of Nepal, the 15 stories range in tone from the playful to the haunting. From a region of spectacular beauty, gentle people, and deep spirituality come some of the world's most enchanting tales. This collection of tales, the only one of its kind currently available in the United States, introduces you to the treasures of an ancient and rapidly changing culture. Selected and translated by Kavita Ram Shrestha of Nepal and edited by Sarah Lamstein, the 15 stories range in tone from the playful King Silly and Minister Sloppy to the haunting Uttis Tree. Tales are supplemented by color photographs; line drawings; and an introduction to the history, geography, and culture of the country. A generous bibliography leads readers to further resources.

When Night Falls Kric Krac

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

The Corn Woman

Author: Angel Vigil
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563081941
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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

Storyteller s Sampler Tales from Tellers Around the World

Author: Read MacDonald Margaret
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835284
Format: PDF, Docs
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Looking for fresh ideas to liven up your storytimes? Here you'll find a wonderfully diverse collection of easy-to-tell tales from around the world, along with tips and profiles of the storytellers featured in the book. • Represents more than 25 cultures from around the world • Edited by a world-renowned storyteller, folklorist, former children's librarian, and author of more than 65 books who has worked with storytellers from around the world • Includes practical storytelling tips to add polish to your presentation • Presents lively stories that encourage audience involvement

Why Ostriches Don t Fly and Other Tales from the African Bush

Author: I. Murphy Lewis
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084027
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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.

Day of the Moon Shadow

Author: Judy Gail
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press
ISBN: 9781563083488
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Offers brief scientific explanations for a natural phenomena, along with folktales from different cultures that show how people of ancient times explained them

Shamans and Kushtakas

Author: Mary Giraudo Beck
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0882409719
Format: PDF
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Shaman and Kushtaka, both struck terror in the hearts of the Tlingit and Haida, for both possessed frightening supernatural powers. Among the Natives of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the shaman was honored as a person who could heal the body and spirit as well as see into the future. In his struggles to protect his people, he fought the kushtaka an evil spirit being who was half human and half land hotter for the souls of dying persons. Theirs was a battle between the forces of good and evil, and today it remains a cornerstone in Tlingit and Haida mythology. Mary Giraudo Beck provides a powerful mix of history, legend, and adventure to dramatize the values and traditions of Tlingit and Haida societies. The heroic and wondrous incidents in these stories transcend time and culture and, as tales of myth and magic, provide compelling reading for young and old alike.