Folk tales from North America by Peter Lun

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Published by Muller in London .

Written in English

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Statementretold by Peter Lum; illustrated by John Spencer
LC ClassificationsE98.F6 L86
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5465957M
ISBN 100584623720
LC Control Number73168795

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Folktales speak to universal and timeless themes, and help folks make sense of their existence or cope. A section of the book is devoted to these stories and provides some laugh-out-loud moments.

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Folk tales of North America. [Jean Corcoran] -- Nineteen traditional tales from various parts of the United States and Canada. Print book: Fiction: Juvenile audience: English: [1st ed.] Summary: Nineteen traditional tales from various parts of the United States and Canada.

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According to Barre Toelken, feathers, beadwork, dance steps and music, the events in a story, the shape of a dwelling, or items of traditional food can be viewed as icons of cultural meaning. The tales have been collected and extensively annotated by the great folklorist Stith Thompson, whose It's an important and representative set of well-presented tales of many of the peoples of North America, preserved by the first generation of folklorists, ethnographers, and anthropologists to work on the continent, such as Franz Boas and /5.

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In Grimm Legacies, esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world—the fairy by: 5.

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Cinderella in America: A Book of Folk and Fairy Talesrepresents these tales as they have been told in the United States from Revolutionary days until the present. To capture this richness, tales are grouped in chapters that represent regional and ethnic groups, including Iberian, French, German, British, Irish, other European, African American.

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