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Lao Folktales (World Folklore Series)

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This collection seeks to fill a gap in folktale literature by offering tales of the Lao. Organized by broad themes and types, it offers more than 50 tales, including creation myths, animal tales, Buddhist Jataka and moral stories, trickster tales, riddles, ghost stories, local legends and more from peoples on both sides of the Mekong River. In addition, the book includes g ...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Libraries Unlimited
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Jan 15, 2016 Csenge rated it really liked it
A very well edited and very pretty book, but for some reason, I did not find it very engaging. There were a few stories in there that I enjoyed, but something about the writing style, or maybe just the tales in general, made is a slow read, and I often found my mind wander instead of being immersed in the stories.
A very good resource though, includes many different types of stories, from Jataka tales to folk epics, and a separate chapter about Lao food, crafts, and games.
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