How Tiger Got His Stripes A Folktale from Vietnam

Author: Rob Cleveland
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440106
Format: PDF
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Many years ago, the proudest animal in the jungle was not the peacock. The proudest animal was the tiger. In this timeless folktale from Vietnam, we see how Tiger's pride leads him to covet wisdom and, with the help of a wise farmer, earn his stripes.

Children of the Dragon

Author: Sherry Garland
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152242008
Format: PDF
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An illustrated collection of Vietnamese folktales with explantory notes following each story.

Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

Author: Martha Hamilton
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When Tree Kangaroo and Koala dig a well to get some water, Tree Kangaroo ends up doing all of the work and Koala ends up with a stumpy tail in this origin story from Australia.

The Drum A Folktale from India

Author: Rob Cleveland
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440084
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this story from India, a poor boy's dream of having a drum takes him on an unlikely journey of discovery. He meets several people who guide him along the way. In time, he learns to make his own "magic" in this world.

When the World was Young

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Features ten creation and "pourquoi" stories from various cultures throughout the world

The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote

Author: Tony Johnston
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698116305
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Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon.

Archer and the Sun

Author: Rob Cleveland
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684440041
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In this classic story from China, we learn why the sun comes up in the morning and goes down at night. We also discover why a certain farm animal is there every morning to greet the sun.

Asian Pacific Folktales and Legends

Author: Jeannette Faurot
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439143346
Format: PDF, ePub
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These stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions. Exotic, clever, and poignant, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends invites you into a magically distinctive world. Originating from the far corners of the globe—China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia—these tales teach us about morality and mysticism in enchanting ways. Organized by universal folkloric themes, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends features animal stories, tales of magical skill, explanations of how things came to be the way they are, delightful depictions of the clever and the foolish, ghosts and supernatural beings, and legends about heroes and gods. From "The Supernatural Crossbow," a Vietnamese tale, to the Malaysian story of "The Man in the Moon," each piece in this collection explores a self-contained, dreamlike universe that both delights and transports the reader. Shaped by the geographical and cultural influences of a people, these stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions.

Vietnamese Children s Favorite Stories

Author: Phuoc Thi Minh Tran
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462915167
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Book of the Year Award** **Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal** This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Vietnamese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, is a charming collection of fifteen tales as told by prominent storyteller Tran Thi Minh Phuoc. In it, Tran—Minnesota's first Vietnamese librarian and an active member of the Vietnamese-American community—recounts cherished folktales such as "The Story of Tam and Cam" (the Vietnamese version of Cinderella), "The Jade Rabbit," and "The Legend of the Mai Flower." With beautiful illustrations by veteran artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, children and adults alike will be enchanted by Tran's English retellings. Stories in which integrity, hard work and a kind heart triumph over deception, laziness, and greed—as gods, peasants, kings and fools spring to life in legends of bravery and beauty, and fables about nature. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories will keep Vietnam's folktales alive for them and the legions of young readers who enjoy multicultural children's books and stories set in faraway lands. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories..