Beauties and Beasts / Edition 1

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A collection of over two dozen folktales from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and America, sharing the motifs and themes of a lonely beast, a loving human, and a family that threatens to separate them until love transforms the beast. Short comments follow each story. Suitable for children. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897747295
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/13/1993
  • Series: The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 1,144,839
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Rescued Beasts 1
Beauty and the Beast French 3
The Enchanted Tsarevitch Russian 14
The Princess and the Pig Turkish 18
A Bunch of Laurel Blooms for a Present Appalachian 22
The Small-Tooth Dog English 25
The Fairy Serpent Chinese 29
Monkey Son-in-Law Japanese 32
The Lizard Husband Indonesian 35
Questing Beauties 39
Cupid and Psyche Greco-Roman 41
The Serpent and the Grape-Grower's Daughter French 56
The Singing, Soaring Lark German 60
East of the Sun and West of the Moon Norwegian 66
Whitebear Whittington Appalachian 76
The Three Daughters of King O'Hara Irish 84
The Black Bull of Norroway Scottish 92
Bull-of-all-the-Land Jamaican 97
Prince White Hog Missouri French 99
The Enchanted Prince Spanish American 109
The Story of Five Heads African 115
The Ten Serpents Israeli 120
Egle, Queen of Serpents Lithuanian 124
Homely Women and Homemade Men 129
Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady English 131
The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heughs Scottish 139
Kemp Owyne Scottish 143
Pinto Smalto Italian 145
The Dough Prince West Virginian 151
Old Man Coyote, the Young Man and Two Otter Sisters Native American 154
Essays, Activities, and Resources 157
In the Dark with Disney 159
Activities 161
Some Picture Book Versions of Beauty and the Beast 165
Sources 168
Bibliography 170
Index 177
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