Allyn and Bacon Anthology of Traditional Literature

ISBN-10: 0801330971

ISBN-13: 9780801330971

Edition: 2004

List price: $81.20
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Instead of buying separate collections of fairy tales, myths, and fables, your students will have access in one single volume to a variety of short pieces from different diverse/international collections and authors. This scrupulously researched anthology of traditional literature is a useful tool for making stories from diverse cultures, which are sometimes difficult to find, accessible to both students and professors by giving the cultural contexts of international fables, folktales, myths, and legends. The clear successor to much bigger anthologies like the Scott Foresman's Anthology of Children's Literature, this brief yet comprehensive anthology is the perfect complement to the books in your children's literature course. It can be used in conjunction with other children's books assigned in the class or as a supplement to your children's literature text. Designed to suit your classroom needs, this anthology also provides suggestions for activities, as well as numerous variants of the stories in picture-book format for comparison. A general introduction defines folklore and presents the theories and issues involved in collecting, interpreting, and retelling traditional literature for children to help students understand and appreciate stories from other culturesnot always a simple task.
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List price: $81.20
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

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Aesop Fables
The Ant and the Cricket [Aesop]
The Bundle of Sticks [Aesop]
The Fox and the Crow [Aesop]
The Frogs Desiring a King [Aesop]
The Jay and the Peacock [Aesop]
The Lion and the Mouse [Aesop]
The Milkmaid and Her Pail [Aesop]
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse [Aesop]
The Tree and the Reed [Aesop]
The Wind and the Sun [Aesop]
African Fables
All for Vanity [Kenya - Luo]
The Goats Who Killed the Leopard [Ethiopia]
Fire and Water, Truth and Falsehood [Ethiopia]
The Magic Tree [Malawi]
What Spider Learned from Frog [Ghana - Adengeme]
Two Dilemma Tales: The Girl and the Python [Togo-Grushi]
Mirror, Airplane, and Ivory Trumpet [Zaire-Nkundo]
Indian Fables
The Panchatantra
The Jackal and the War Drum
Plan Ahead, Quick Thinker, Wait-and-See
The Blue Jackal
The Mice That Set the Elephants Free
How the Rabbit Fooled the Elephant
Jataka Tales
The Banyan Deer
The Jackal and the Crow
The Merchant of Seri*
The Quarrel of the Quails
Fables from Other Traditions
The Grasshopper and the Ant [La Fontaine]
My Own Self [England]*
The Nail [Germany]
The Old Man and His Grandson [Germany]
The Shoemaker and the Snake [Turkey]
The Heron and the Hummingbird [Native American-Muskogee]
Cumulative tales
The Cat and the Mouse [England]
The Pancake [Sweden]
The Carrot [Eastern Europe]
Talk [Ghana - Ashanti]
The Young Gentleman and the Tiger [Korea]
Fairy Tales / Wonder Tales
Kumba the Orphan Girl [Gambia - Wolof]
Mshayandlela-The Striker of the Road [South Africa - Zulu]
The Suitor [Malawi]
The Faithful Prince [India - Punjab]
Princess Pepperina [India - Punjab]
Issun Boshi [Japan]
The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom [Japan]
The Mason Wins the Prize [China]
The Two Stepdaughters [Turkey]
The Stepdaughter and the Black Serpent [Turkey]
The City of Luz [Eastern Europe-Jewish]
The Goose Girl [Germany]
Mother Holle [Germany]
The Red Bull of Norroway [Scotland]
Tattercoats [England]
The Princess on the Glass Hill [Scandinavia]
The Ship that Sailed on Land [France]
Toads and Diamonds [France]
The Sky-High Tree [Hungary]
Twelve Months [Czech Republic]
The Tale of Ivan Tsarevich, the Bird of Light, and the Grey Wolf [Russia]
Vasilisa the Fair [Russia]
North America
The Little Old Rusty Cook Stove in the Woods [Appalachian]
La Estrellita [Little Star] [United States-Hispanic]
Noodlehead Tales, Tall Tales, and Other Humorous Tales
Goha and the King [Egypt]
Gratitude [Nigeria - Nupe]
How the Animals Kept the Lions Away [Algeria]
The Storyteller [Ethiopia]
The Talking Skull [Nigeria - Nupe]
An Exaggeration [Japan]
The Golden Fan and the Silver Fan [Japan]
The Silence Match [Japan]
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