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Folktails: Animal Legends from Around the World
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Folktails: Animal Legends from Around the World

by Jan Thornhill
 

This delightful storybook leads children on an enchanting journey across the globe. It consists of a chain of stories narrated by animals. At the end of each story one of the animals leaps to a different continent to begin the next tale. Starting with an Indian tale about an elephant and a hare, the hare then hops over to West Africa to take part in a tale about a

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This delightful storybook leads children on an enchanting journey across the globe. It consists of a chain of stories narrated by animals. At the end of each story one of the animals leaps to a different continent to begin the next tale. Starting with an Indian tale about an elephant and a hare, the hare then hops over to West Africa to take part in a tale about a tortoise, who then travels to China to help find the cranes a new home . . . and so on. The seamless links between continents and animals represent a worldwide celebration of shared stories.

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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Nine animals tales collected from around the world feature two animal characters, one of which is a link to the next story. So it is that "Elephant and the Hare from India" is followed by "The Hare and the Tortoise from West Africa," which in turn is followed by "The Tortoise and the Crane from China." The stories are variations of familiar tales, such as Aesop's infamous tale of the clever tortoise and hare, a Native American tale about why bear has such a stubby tail, and a story that explains how the once white crow became black. Each story is two pages in length and suitable for retelling. These stories would make excellent choices for children who would like to be storytellers. There are no source notes for any of the tales. Bold illustrations bordered with fabric designs native to the country of each story's origin are a pleasant accompaniment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897066751
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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