The Girl Who Wore Too Much: A Folktale from Thailand

The Girl Who Wore Too Much: A Folktale from Thailand


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A girl cannot decide which of her many silken dresses and lavish jewels to wear to the dance, so she wears them all.Like most young girls, Aree likes fine clothing and jewelry. But she is just a wee bit spoiled and has more fine dresses and accessories than she needs. So when word comes of a dance to be held in the next village, Aree can't make up her mind. Racked by indecision, Aree decides to wear her full wardrobe, until she learns that excess can be a burden, and that impressing friends is not the same as keeping them. Margaret Read MacDonald employs her trademark energy, vitality, and wit. To complement the text given in both English and Thai, Yvonne Davis's brilliant illustrations—done in gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil— capture the palette of fabrics and silks for which the Pu-Thai people in northeastern Thailand are so famous today. This legend from Thailand will teach readers the importance of caring, respect and responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939160935
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/07/2015
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 553,572
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Margaret Read MacDonald Bio: Margaret Read MacDonald is a professional storyteller, award winning author and highly respected consultant who travels the world telling stories and conducting workshops for educators. Her most popular workshop “Playing with Stories” has been offered in over 70 countries. She has been invited to storytelling and literary festivals in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. In addition, Dr. MacDonald teaches storytelling to classroom teachers for the Lesley University Creative Education through the Arts program. For years, she also taught storytelling as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Washington Information School.
Dr. MacDonald is the author of over 60 books on folklore and storytelling topics, including many award winning folktale picture books. She has been telling stories since 1964 in her work as a children’s librarian, and she holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University along with an M.Ed.EC. (Educational Communications Masters) from the University of Hawaii and a Master’s of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Washington. She is well known for her ability to create texts that delight the ear and are easy for teachers to share. Teaching with Story contains 20 of these useful stories that can be used by teachers with their students.

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Girl Who Wore Too Much: A Folktale from Thailand 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sharmon05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good example of a folktale because the story has been passed down through generations in Thailand. This story also teaches the reader a life lesson in not being greedy. The setting in this book is very important. The setting is mainly established through the illustrations. Without the setting the story would not flow well or even make sense.
Mluke04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a folktale because it has been passed down through the generations. This story is also told from an omniscient point of view. This story is from Thailand, and the people there would tell this story to their children to teach the not to want too much.The illustrations in this book capture the brilliance of the silks that the Pu-Thai people are famous for. The illustrations show Aree as she is admiring herself in front of her mirror as she gets dressed. The reader is able to see Aree as she puts on more clothes and begins to look ridiculous. The reader is able to see why her friends had to hold back their laughter. The illustrations in this book are very well done, add to the story, and move the story along.Media: Mixed- gauche, watercolor, and colored pencil
aconant05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a young Thai girl who is very vain. She has so much silk and jewlery that she decides to where it all to a party. However, walking becomes very difficult with all that extra weight.