Ten Traditional Tellers

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Most libraries have vibrant folklore collections but few offer information about the storytellers. MacDonald presents 10 individuals who share their stories in schools, libraries, and festivals. She has heard them all and interviewed most, sometimes with an interpreter. They come from cultures as diverse as Tibet, Brazil, Ghana, and the Chehalis Reservation in Washington. In their own words they trace their paths toward storytelling and their reasons for telling, which include preserving stories from palm-leaf manuscripts in Thailand and describing life as lived by the isolated victims of Hansen's disease in Hawaii. Full-page photos give each person a face. MacDonald is a folklorist, storyteller, and author who has brought many traditional tales to life for modern listeners. Her portraits here open windows into unfamiliar cultures and affirm the value of story. A book that is well documented and highly readable.-Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252072970
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Read MacDonald is the author of over forty-two books on folklore and storytelling, including Traditional Storytelling Today and Scipio Storytelling: Talk in a Southern Indiana Community.

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Table of Contents

1 Vi (taq[superscript w]säblu) Hilbert : tradition as responsibility 1
Mud hen builds a nest (an upper Skagit folktale) 10
Lady Louse (an upper Skagit folktale) 14
2 Rinjing Dorje : Tibetan tradition 17
The soup (a personal story) 27
Uncle Tompa gets a Momo (a trickster tale) 28
Hot Momo! (a family story) 29
Uncle Tompa works as a porter (a trickster tale) 30
Eating the poison 32
Moving the big rock 33
3 Roberto Carlos Ramos : the power of words 37
The monster Maraimbai (Brazilian folktale) 49
Cabra Cabrez (Brazilian folktale) 55
4 Phra Inta Kaweewong : preserving stories in the Wat 63
The three friends (a Buddhist teaching tale) 71
The king who makes dreams come true (Isaan folktale adapted for sermon) 72
5 Makia Malo : standing in front of them 77
The guava man (prose poem, Papakolea) 86
The first time I killed a chicken (personal story, Kalaupapa) 88
6 Won-Ldy Paye : a "play person" 97
The dancing boogeyman (a Liberian Ananse story) 107
7 Leonard Sam : I try to tell it like my grandfather 15
Flying fox story (a Kanak grandparent's tale) 122
8 Lela Kiana Oman : they are preserved 127
Mouse, mouse (an Eskimo folktale) 138
Little chickadee (an Eskimo folktale, within interview) 139
Achuqli (an Eskimo folktale) 142
9 Peter Pipim : fill it up with a song 149
Why ants carry bundles of things that are bigger than themselves (Asante folktale) 156
10 Curtis DuPuis : a family tradition 167
Mosquitoes (Chehalis tale, Hazel Pete family) 174
Coyote and the field mice (Chehalis tale, Hazel Pete family) 181
11 Why do they tell? 191
12 How traditional are these tellers? 199
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