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Inhaltsangabe: A collection of folktales from all over the tropics. Many of these tales feature curious and resourceful animals such as the quarrelsome leopard from Zaire. Others introduce some memorable human characters, such as the wise village elder from Sri Lanka and the mysterious old woman from Benin.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-6-As children flip through these pages filled with lime greens, bright oranges, and sunny yellows, images of the tropics jump out-African drums, Puerto Rican fishing villages with red-tiled roofs, and palms along the Malaysian seashore. The illustrations and the page borders feature stylized motifs from various tropical areas to emphasize the cultures represented and to demonstrate the richness of the traditional art of these countries. The book begins with a Beninese variation of the traditional folktale in which an unlikely person, in this case an old woman at the bottom of the river, rewards an unfavored but kind boy. His greedy rival then demands a similar reward and gains a well-deserved punishment. This satisfying tale is followed by a number of animal stories in which weak creatures are pitted against merciless and clever ones, and the outcomes vary. In fact, in one story from Antigua, a clever but unlikable Anansi is outwitted by an even more cunning guinea hen. For the most part, the selections come directly from the oral tradition and were collected by Mama. His retellings are graceful and fluid, perfect for reading aloud and for storytelling. His source notes are informative and his introduction is excellent.
Barbara Scotto, Michael Driscoll School, Brookline, MA
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Titel: The Barefoot Book of Tropical Tales (...
Verlag: Barefoot Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3523304
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books, 2000. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88923507
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2718808538
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2731125214
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. Access codes, CDs, and other accessories may not be included. All items ship Mon-Fri. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2Y680G00535Z
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG190228321X
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97819022832104.0
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 190228321X
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-107-X1-3809913
Buchbeschreibung Barefoot Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P11190228321X