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Lao Folktales (Hardback)
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Lao Folktales (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 30/03/2008
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This collection seeks to fill a gap in folktale literature by offering tales of the Lao. Organized by broad themes and types, it offers more than 50 tales, including creation myths, animal tales, Buddhist Jataka and moral stories, trickster tales, riddles, ghost stories, local legends and more from peoples on both sides of the Mekong River. In addition, the book includes general information about Lao geography, peoples, and history, as well as recipes, games crafts, color photos and line drawings.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591583455
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 667 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm


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"The prominent storyteller, Margaret Read MacDonald, has assembled this collection from two authentic Lao scholars and turned them into tales that can be used with children, teens, and adults who want to hear authentic stories and look into the culture....Worth using for comparative folktale lessons and where a Laotian population is in your school or community." - Teacher Librarian
"Enhanced with supplementary material such as a brief introduction into the Lao geography and history, as well as notes on tale sources and motifs, Lao Folktales is an undeniably worthy addition to public library, college library, and private folklore collections everywhere." - Midwest Book Review
". . . an excellent source for enhancing a cultural diversity program. The folktales are generally brief and no longer than a few pages -- good for novice storytellers. While recommended for all ages, the stories, though some have double meanings, are generally appropriate for use with young children incorporating rhymes and finger plays; but the greatest use would be by the middle and upper elementary/middle school students and teachers. Exploring different areas of the world in their classroom curriculum as well as extending cultural programs would be greatly enhanced by this series." Reviewed as part of the World Folklore series. - Catholic Library World

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