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Hungarian Folk-Tales

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Long ago, when Hungarians used to tell each other tales in the evenings, they thought up some of the most amazing things. In this edition, Hungarian-born Val Biro retells and illustrates a favorite selection of his country's stories. Among them, goblins rain from the sky; the Mayor's 'mare's egg' gives birth to a rabbit; and Amalfi, son of the apple, finds his destiny in a ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 14th 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1987)
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Mary Catelli
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
A light collection of retold tales. Hungarian variants of some tales you will know if you are familiar with other European fairy tales, though none of the most popular ones. A number of tales of fools or clever men.
Rachel
Good collection of original folk tales.
Angela
Useful collection of folk tales - well told, and with good variety. There are cute, funny illustrations for every story and most tales are fairly tame (i.e., dragons' heads were cut off, but heroes weren't chopped into pieces like in some stories). Most of them are even similar in length, making them great for reading aloud to kids.
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Val Biro (pronounced Beer-oh) (born October 6, 1921), children's author, artist and illustrator, was a native of Hungary, but is now resident in Sussex in England. He received his education in Budapest and London. His studio is located in Amersham in Buckinghamshire.

"I write so as to give my alter-ego a good chance for drawing pictures, though I find that the story I invent tends to run away with
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