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Favorite Folktales from Around the World (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

 
 
 
 
Favorite Folktales from Around the World (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
Author: Jane Yolen
ISBN 13: 9780394751887
ISBN 10: 394751884
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: 1988-08-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 498
List Price: $19.95
 
 

A one volume collection of 160 tales from over 40 cultures and traditions, containing both classics and lesser known tales.

Publishers Weekly

Storytelling, the oral tradition that springs directly from folk archives, is well served in this one-volume collection culled from Pantheon's folklore series. The 160 tales are grouped thematically in 13 chapterse.g. ``The Very Young and the Very Old,'' ``Fooling the Devil''taken from a variety of culturesEskimo, Irish, American Indian, Afro-American, Chinese, etc. Folklorists of many eras are represented in both familiar and less-common tales, carefully selected by Yolen, whose insightful introduction sets the parameters of choice. Her professional experience (she is the author of more than 80 books, many of them tales for children), assures us that storytelling, defined as ``a personal art that makes public what is private and makes private what is public,'' is enjoying revival across the North American continent. The organization of this collection makes accessible, for telling and listening, illuminating glimpses of the world's cultures. (November 21)