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Indonesian Folktales
     

Indonesian Folktales

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Murti Bunanta (Editor), Margaret Read MacDonald (Editor), G. M. Sudarta (Illustrator)
 

The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups with diverse cultures and languages. Focusing on the rich heritage of the country, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed World Folklore Series presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language. Build your

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The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups with diverse cultures and languages. Focusing on the rich heritage of the country, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed World Folklore Series presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language. Build your multicultural collection or expand your repertoire with tales that provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia. Six thematic groups are presented: Jealous and Envious Brothers and Sisters; Stories of Independent Princesses; Stories of Ungrateful Children; Stories about Rice; Stories of Place Legends; and Stories of How Things Come to Be.

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"Indonesian Folktales is worth reading—and keeping—for those who want to broaden their knowledge on traditional Indonesian culture. It is hoped that this kind of literature will reach a wide readership through publishing and literary discussions to preserve Indonesia's heritage." - The Jakarta Post

"Readers will be delighted with such a fresh and interesting collection of tales, many never before published, even in Indonesian. The extra materials enhance the understanding of each story and place it in proper cultural context. Impeccably documented." - Story Bag

"As with other volumes in this series, the book begins with valuable information about the country. . . . MacDonald has appended excellent source notes giving background on each tale. . . . There have been few collections of Indonesian folktales readily available. Thanks to Libraries Unlimited for opening a window to traditions little known in the U.S. and countering the often grim headlines from Indonesia." - Territorial Tattler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563089091
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Series:
World Folklore Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Murti Bunanta is an author, educator, and storyteller. She received her doctorate from ehe University of Indonesia and is founder and president of Kelampok Pencinta Bacaan Anak, the Society for the Advancement of Children's Literature, a nonprofit organization that pioneers programs to develop children's reading in Indonesia.

Margaret Read MacDonald is an author, storyteller, and librarian. She holds a PhD in Folklore from Indiana University and is the author of over 30 books on folklore and storytelling.

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