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Eight tales about heroes and sacrifice, love and family - all rooted in a land that is both challenging and abundant. Some of the stories strike a familiar chord. There is the tiny child, no bigger than a thumb, who outwits a giant; the poor farmer who cannot feed his children and leaves them abandoned in the forest; the princess who breaks an enchantment and releases a pr ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Groundwood Books
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Alexandra Duca
Title: The Tiny Boy and Other Tales From Indonesia
Author: Murti Bunanta
Illustrator: Hardiyono
Genre: Non-European Folktale
Theme(s): Female Independence/Heroism, Environmental Happenings
Opening line/sentence: “Once upon a time in the kingdom of Sekar Kuning, there lived a strong and courageous king.”
Brief Book Summary:The book encompasses eight tales about the challenging and gracious land of Indonesia. These tales involve heroism, sacrificing, love and family all intertwined with very detaile
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"Carilah sebuah penggaru tanah yang besar, tali ijuk sepanjang tida depa dan tiga ekor kura-kura." Peintah si Kecil, kakak tertua dari empat bersaudara itu.

Alkisah empat orang saudara yang ditinggalkan di hutan oleh kedua orang tua mereka karena keluarga mereka hidup susah dan sangat miskin. Anak yang tertua namanya si Kecil, namun meskipun kecil, ia adalah seorang pemberani dan banyak akal terutama dalam menghadapi Nenekpande, si Raksasa jahat. Kisah petualangan mereka melawan Nenekpande tent
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Murti Bunanta adalah Doktor pertama dari Universitas Indonesia yang meneliti sastra anak-anak sebagai topik disertasi. Penelitian mengenai sastra anak-anak sudah dirintisnya sejak mengambil Sarjana Sastra dan Gelar Magister, juga di Universitas Indonesia.

Selain itu, Murti Bunanta banyak menghasilkan tulisan (lebih dari 200 buah) mengenai sastra anak-anak untuk penelitian, makalah, untuk berbagai m
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