Patakin: World Drums

Patakin: World Drums

by Nina Jaffe
     
 

Drawing on her feel for the richness and wonder of stories from around the world, and her passion for sound and rhythm, author Nina Jaffe has created a celebration of the power of drums.  See more details below

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Drawing on her feel for the richness and wonder of stories from around the world, and her passion for sound and rhythm, author Nina Jaffe has created a celebration of the power of drums.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-Jaffe has assembled an impressive group of 10 folktales from around the world, each involving a drum. A classic Korean story of a youngest brother seeking his fortune; an eerie Inuit legend of Skeleton Woman, who learns the lessons of love; a scary Irish tale of dancing ghosts; and the Jewish Biblical story of Miriam are included. For each selection, extensive background material, historical notes, and musical notation, as well as a detailed description of the ethnic drum central to the story, are provided. This is an exciting and useful book for both novice and experienced storytellers or drummers. One cannot read these pages without wanting to tap out a rhythm, the very heart of the story. The multicultural approach to these tales will appeal to students and teachers while the drum theme unites all people in the most basic cultural activity of any society-telling tales. A fine collection of stories to read and tell.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805030051
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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