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Description: The Republic of Mongolia lies on a high plateau between Russia and China. The raw beauty of its landscape is breathtaking. A proximity to animals and the environment has led to a rich heritage of songs and tales related to nature. This book includes 25 traditional Mongolian folktales. The most ancient date back to the 12th century and are concerned with human relations with the natural world. Others use the whimsicality of animals to describe peopleÕs struggles to find a good and decent life. Still others frankly applaud cunning, with, and the ability to survive an unfriendly competition. The immediacy of these stories and illustrations is compelling. The tales should by all rights be read aloud to children. At the same time, the foundations of the rich culture that they describe will be of significance to anyone studying Central Asian history and culture. The stories are vividly illustrated by the papercuts of the Mongolian artists N. Baatarstog. An introduction to the book has been written by the eminent authority on folktales in Mongolia, P. Khorloo, the author of several scholarly volumes and collector of many of these tales in the early part of this century. Hilary Metternich has edited and assembled the book; she is a scholar of Mongolian culture and the wife of the German ambassador in Ulaanbaatar.
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Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
|About the illustrator, Norovsambuugiin Baatartsog|
|How storytelling began among the Mongol People|
|How the Camel lost its Antlers and its Tail|
|The Clever Little Hedgehog|
|Did the Khan have a Head?|
|The Legend of Erkhii Mergen, the Archer|
|The Fox and the Lion|
|Why the Camel rolls in the Ashes|
|The Wise Judge|
|Why the Bat lives in the Dark|
|How a Small Rabbit saved a Large Horse|
|The Two Good Brothers|
|How the Chipmunk got its Stripes|
|The Four Friendly Animals|
|How the Wasp lost its Voice|
|The Flying Frog|
|The Fox, the Wolf, and the Bag of Butter|
|The Old Man and the Lion|
|The Mouse who battled the Elephant|
|The Turtle and the Monkey|
|The Faithful Little Fox|
|The Tale of the One-Eyed Frog and the Turtle|
|The Fool and the Moon|
|How the Hare split its Lip|
|Why the Dog, Cat, and Mouse hate each other|
|How Mangas the Monster met his End|