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Folktale Reader By Sandra Benson
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Each of 14 lessons is devoted to a single Tibetan folktale that appears in English and Tibetan translation. The folktales progress in difficulty from an elementary level to a lower intermediate... More > level. Lessons include a vocabulary list and various exercises. This book is very popular with Tibetan students because of their familiarity with the cultural context of the folktales. (This book is available as a free download. The hardcopy is at-cost.)< Less
Folktale Reader By Sandra Benson
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Each of 14 lessons is devoted to a single Tibetan folktale that appears in English and Tibetan translation. The folktales progress in difficulty from an elementary level to a lower intermediate... More > level. Lessons include a vocabulary list and various exercises. This book is very popular with Tibetan students because of their familiarity with the cultural context of the folktales. (This book is available as a free download. The hardcopy is at-cost.)< Less
Matengo Folktales By Joseph Mbele
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This book presents English translations of ten Matengo folktales from Southern Tanzania, which the author recorded in the mid-1970s. Matengo is the author's mother tongue. In addition to the tales,... More > some of which include songs presented in both Matengo and English, there are commentaries on each tale and a concluding essay on the folktale. Accessible to the ordinary reader, this book is also used in college courses.< Less
Eskimo Folktales By Knud Rasmussen
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Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879 – December 21, 1933) was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology"and was the first European... More > to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit. Native languages and ways of living, including the arts of sea kayaking and dog sledding, fascinated Knud Rasmussen, himself of Inuit and Danish descent. Rasmussen devoted much of his life to ethnological and cultural studies throughout Arctic North America. Establishing a base station in Thule, Greenland, in 1910, he visited as many Inuit peoples as he could, taking meticulous notes and making sketches, collecting artifacts and compiling hundreds of Native legends and songs. The tales are grounded in the Inuit belief system, itself defined by superstition and transformation.< Less
Postindustrial Folktales By David Huntsperger
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Selected Chinese Folktales By Shuk Man Osborne
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Folktales are stories passed from generations to generations. Some may be varied and changed in details in the passage of time. In this story book, five selected Chinese folktales are adopted and... More > translated. They may not carry strong historical or cultural Chinese background, but there are values and moral lessons that we may all treasure in.< Less
Ethnic Folktales of Burma By Drum Publication Group
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A collection of ten traditional folktales, one from each of the ten major ethnics groups of Burma, in Sgaw Karen language.
Kevin's Jewish Folktales By Kevin Munk
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A collection of Jewish folktales as told to 3-5 year old children at a Jewish Community Center. The children were asked provocative question at the end of every tale, and the children's funny and... More > heartwarming answers are here to read.< Less
Christian African Folktales By Ike Ugochuku
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African folktales are known for fetish, occult, wizardry, trickery, outsmarting the other person. This book is written to change that and teach positive character ideals that parents would want their... More > kids to emulate. There are 10 virtues that will be taught in the stories (one for each story). They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, righteousness. This book will be enjoyed by children and adults.< Less
Tibetan-English Folktales By Tshe dbang rdo rje et al.
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This illustrated bilingual (English and Tibetan) lower intermediate level textbook consists of 65 lessons. Each lesson has a vocabulary list and a Tibetan folktale in both English and Tibetan.... More > Various exercises are included for each lesson. This book is very popular with Tibetan students because of their familiarity with the cultural context of the folktales. (This book is available as a free download. The hardcopy is at-cost.) See http://www.archive.org/details/Tibetan-englishFolktales for easy download.< Less