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Riddling Tales from Around the World

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In almost every land riddling tales are a staple genre of folk storytellers. This collection selects representative tales from Afghanistan, Arabia, China, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Mongolia, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Turkestan, Turkey, the United States, Vietnam, and other locales. This is the only ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published May 6th 2002 by University Press of Mississippi (first published April 2002)
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Lari Don
Jun 08, 2012 Lari Don rated it really liked it
Shelves: folklore
This is a wonderful collection of almost 80 traditional tales from all over the world, each with a riddle or riddles at its heart. I love riddles, and often find myself setting riddles (usually three, because that feels like the right number!) for the characters in my novels. So I thoroughly enjoyed discovering new riddle stories in this book, and I also enjoyed the variations on stories I already know. There are riddles set by the devil, riddles set by lovers, riddles answered by fools and ...more
Wendy Daniel
Nov 04, 2013 Wendy Daniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: lis-4510
This is a fantastic collection. My son and I read them over and over and loved it every time. The riddles are sometimes obvious and other times they take a little thinking through. The organization and history in this collection is very well done. The tales are from all around the world, and there are over 150 of them. They are much better read aloud, so it you get the chance, grab someone and take turns reading them to each other.

I will be looking for a used copy for my personal library when I
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