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Favorite Folktales from Around the World (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by [Jane Yolen]

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Part of: The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library (14 Books)

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Editorial Reviews

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"Wonderful . . . This book provides a wealth of delights."
The New York Times Book Review

"This handsome book, a feast of good reading, deserves a place in every home where there are children."
John Barkham Reviews

“Most of the great human themes, from storytelling itself through love, wisdom, and death are covered in this dazzling collection of tales . . . A delight for all readers.”
Library Journal 

"Be you storyteller or story reader, this wonderful folktale collection is not to be missed."
—Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

Praise for the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
“A splendid folklore series . . . ”
The Washington Post

From Publishers Weekly

Storytelling, the oral tradition that springs directly from folk archives, is well served in this one-volume collection culled from Pantheon's folklore series. The 160 tales are grouped thematically in 13 chapterse.g. "The Very Young and the Very Old," "Fooling the Devil"taken from a variety of culturesEskimo, Irish, American Indian, Afro-American, Chinese, etc. Folklorists of many eras are represented in both familiar and less-common tales, carefully selected by Yolen, whose insightful introduction sets the parameters of choice. Her professional experience (she is the author of more than 80 books, many of them tales for children), assures us that storytelling, defined as "a personal art that makes public what is private and makes private what is public," is enjoying revival across the North American continent. The organization of this collection makes accessible, for telling and listening, illuminating glimpses of the world's cultures.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN : B00JTCJER0
  • Publisher : Pantheon; Revised ed. edition (May 14, 2014)
  • Publication date : May 14, 2014
  • Language : English
  • File size : 6729 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 514 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 165 ratings

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I'm sure the book in time will have creases and dings but this book looks used right out of the gate. As for the book content, I'm really pleased with the purchase and enjoying the stories. I just wish there was better care for the product.
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