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Favorite Folktales from Around the World - Jane Yolen (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780394751887
Department
Books
Released
24 Jan 2000
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen (Editor)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Series
PANTHEON FAIRY TALE AND FOLKLORE LIBRARY
Language
English
Number of Pages
498
Dimensions
235 x 127 x 32mm (726g)

Annotation

This collection of folktales drawn from over forty cultures and traditions includes classic tales from the Brothers Grimm, as well as lesser-known stories

Summary

From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Fiction

General Subject
Folklore/Mythology
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
BIC Classification 1
Folklore, myths & legends
BIC Classification 2
Short stories
BIC Classification 3
Myth & legend told as fiction
Library Subject 1
Tales.
Academic Subject 1
Continuations Default Code
Dewey Classification
398.2

Inside Flap

collection of 160 tales from over 40 cultures and traditions, containing both classics and lesser known tales.

Author Bio

JANE YOLEN is the author of more than three hundred books, including children's fiction, poetry, short stories, graphic novels, fantasy, and science fiction. Her books include Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, Briar Rose, Sister Emily's Lightship and Other Stories, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Honors she has received include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.

Review Quotes

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

"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