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Nursery Tales Around the World
An international collection of 18 nursery tales for young children, grouped by theme, such as "Runaway Cookies," "Slowpokes and Speedsters," and "Chain Tales," and brillantly illustrated with full-color borders.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 18th 1996 by Clarion Books
(first published 1996)
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I read this book to count for one of my traditional literature books. I didn't really like it. I knew some the stories in it like The Three Little Pigs and The Hare and the Tortoise. The one I liked best was called Oden the Giant. he kept killing all of the people and animals by stepping on them. Then a bird, crab, eel, bedbug and mosquito made him think he was going crazy so he ran away. This story was from the Phillipines.
Each section contains several variant stories from different regions of the world. Major themes are: runaway cookies, incredible appetites, victory of the smallest,chain tales, slowpokes and speedsters, and fooling the Big Bad Wolf. Source notes and bibliography. Storyteller resource.
One of the first impressions that this book gives is that it is a fairly substantial work. It is a compilation of many tales form different parts of the world broken down into similar themes. The detail within the pages is amazing. Each story is accompanied by a thick, intricate border. Each story is given a different design for the border. The styles echo the story itself and the type of art that would be familiar to that place. This just really adds to the author's intent of bringing together ...more
Enjoyable collection of 18 folklores from around the country. They are grouped into themes like 'Runaway Cookies' where children will be able to pick up on the similarities and differences from this tales. It is full of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition which is great for young readers.
I took the long-cut to being an author. Out of college I did temporary work in offices and libraries, while at night, I wrote poetry and made strange life forms from cloth. When I teamed up with a puppeteer, Bob Kaminski (my husband), I was able to bring my cloth creations to life. We began performing on the streets of San Francisco, at Renaissance fairs, and at schools. After attending a workshop ...moreMore about Judy Sierra...