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Nursery Tales Around the World

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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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Aaron Bower
Apr 07, 2014 Aaron Bower rated it did not like it
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.
Renee Brown
Jan 15, 2016 Renee Brown rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 22, 2009 Taya rated it liked it
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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
Feb 17, 2015 Beverly rated it it was amazing
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I loved the way she compared variations of a folklore story in groups of three, each of the three being from a different country or culture group.
Lillian Angelovic
Jun 28, 2014 Lillian Angelovic rated it it was amazing
My all-time-favorite book of folk tales! The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and the variations of the classic stories never get old.
lovely collection, same yet different
May 08, 2013 Hillary rated it it was amazing
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.
Nov 18, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it
Classic folk stories organized so that all runaway cookie stories from different countries are together, for example.
Mar 22, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Classic folk stories organized so that all runaway cookie stories from different countries are together, for example.
L campagnola
Mar 18, 2009 L campagnola rated it really liked it
Loved the runaway bun story from Russia.
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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 ...more
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