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A Knock At The Door - The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series (Paperback)
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A Knock At The Door - The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 30/10/1992
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It's the original children's suspense tale! Thirty-four English-language stories from many different cultures (and one Spanish-language tale from Mexico) all share a common theme: a dangerous character knocks at the door and pretends to be a familiar, protective family member or friend to those inside who have been warned not to open the door to strangers. But the door is opened, and there the adventures begin. These folktales include a wide range of narrative twists and diversity of tone. They come from Europe, Asia, Africa, India, and sections of the Americas. Supplementary materials examine the many approaches to illustrating A Knock at the Door and provide information on how to link the cultural context of a tale to an audience's interests.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780897747332
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 13 mm


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"Not only are the stories fascinating, but despite their origins, each one will be familiar to everyone, for they contain elements of the individual tales that we are most familiar with. The books are efficient in explaining where the stories come from and their mutations over time and land. There are glossaries where necessary, and each book contains a section entitled, 'Essays, Activities, and Resources, ' which can be adapted to children of any age, and which encourage a fuller understanding of a world which is both foreign and familiar. These books are definitely an asset to multicultural literature and make the comprehension of other cultures that much more accessible."-Multicultural Education
"An excellent resource for teachers."-Academic Library Book Review
"The stories are excellent and scholarship of the authors is superb."-Library Talk
?An excellent resource for teachers.??Academic Library Book Review
?An excellent resource for teachers.?-Academic Library Book Review
?An excellent resource for teachers.?- Academic Library Book Review
?The stories are excellent and scholarship of the authors is superb.?-Library Talk
?Not only are the stories fascinating, but despite their origins, each one will be familiar to everyone, for they contain elements of the individual tales that we are most familiar with. The books are efficient in explaining where the stories come from and their mutations over time and land. There are glossaries where necessary, and each book contains a section entitled, 'Essays, Activities, and Resources, ' which can be adapted to children of any age, and which encourage a fuller understanding of a world which is both foreign and familiar. These books are definitely an asset to multicultural literature and make the comprehension of other cultures that much more accessible.?-Multicultural Education

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