Cambodian Folk Stories from the Gatiloke

Cambodian Folk Stories from the Gatiloke

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Children and adults of Cambodian descent or anyone interested in Cambodian culture will enjoy this collection of Cambodian Folk and Fairy Tales.

Cambodian Folk Stories from the Gatiloke, a collection of ancient Cambodian folk stories, have their origin in the gentle teachings of Buddhist monks. The settings are usually towns, villages, farms, or forests where people live and work-people with ordinary strengths and weaknesses, people who face life's usual problems as they go about their daily business.

There are traditional stories of peasants whose quick wit saves them from thieves and scoundrels, and tales of clever women who foil traps set for them by greedy nobles. Humorous stories ridicule unjust rulers and tell of the absurd predicaments of people. Animal fables teach lessons in justice, wisdom, and compassion.

Some of the stories in this collection have been passed on by word of mouth from generation to generation for thousands of years; others are more modern Cambodian classics. All portray the heart and soul of the Cambodian people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462902279
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 140
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

About the Author

Muriel Paskin Carrison was born in New York City, graduated from Hunter College in New York, and earned her Ph.D. in education from the University of Southern California. One of her very strong concerns has been for the Cambodian refugees who fled to the United States, and it was through working with them that she met Dr. Kong and compiled with him this English version of folk stories from the Gatiloke. The Venerable Kong Chhean was born in Cambodia, where he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. He received his Ph .D . in the study of Buddhist religious thought from Benares Hindu University, India. In 1979, he became the religious leader of the Cambodian community in southern California.

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