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Thai Tales: Folktales of Thailand (World Folklore, No 5)

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ISBN-13: 978-1563080968
ISBN-10: 1563080966
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This extensive collection of Thai folklore features stories grouped by genre and includes background information on Buddhism in Thai life. - Book Links

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Product Details

  • Series: World Folklore, No 5
  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (June 15, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563080966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563080968
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The myths in this book took place in the past in Thailand. They are about life, New Year, lying, humor, animals, jataka, which are stories about Buddha in his previous lives, tales that make you think, local legends, elaborate legends, and tales about helpful gods and spirits. The myths are easy to understand and relate to our present time, because the topics they describe still occur today.
In the back of the book there is a section titled The Place of Buddhism in Thai Life. The main Thai religion is Buddhism. It came to them from India.
The most memorable part of this book was in the myth about Lung Ta the woodcutter. The Thai people had found a new site for their place of worship. The only problem was that there was a large tree in the middle of the site. That was a job for Lung Ta the woodcutter. He climbed up this tall tree and started chopping its branches and then he fell. What happens when he falls is very surprising. While some of the myths were slower and more relaxing. I found that I preferred the fast and more action filled stories.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, I would give this book an 8. I think that it deserves that because it seemed targeted at children 9 to 13 but it was written more at a 3rd grade level. Most of the scenes were very brief. They just said that the character went to a place and did something. There then left. They don't describe what it was like when the person did these things. If I had been the author I would have made this book more complex. It was a little easy to read. I don't think that most children under the age of 8 would enjoy reading this book. They would not enjoy it because they wouldn't understand it, even though they could read the words.
I really liked that this book had different types of myths.
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