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Book Title: Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)|
The author of the book: Jane Yolen
ISBN 13: 9780394751887
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 530 KB
Date of issue: August 12th 1988
Read full description of the books Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library):Yolen, Jane. Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) (1986).
The Iroquois story of "The Flying Head" tells the folktale of a giant head with wings that came out of its cheeks and a mouth full of fangs. This giant head would fly at night looking for its next meal. Until one night an unlikely hero outsmarts the Flying Head. Yolen's use of adjectives makes this story lively. Moreover, the description of the Flying Head makes it easy for the reader to create a mental picture. This folktale is perfect for ages 9 and up.
The tale "The Men Who Wouldn't Stay Dead" tells about a wealthy hunchback that sets his mind on marrying a beautiful young woman. When he reaches his goal and marries a poor girl his life was consumed by 24/7 jealousy. No one was allowed in his castle, but one day three hunchback men approached his gate in search for a drink. "What the devil!" is heard as a body has disappeared into a river. This trickster tale which results in death teaches us that nothing good can come from jealousy.
Taboo: Connected with Supernatural Beings
"The Bad Wife" is a Russian tale that tells about a faithful husband and a disobedient wife. Her disobedience leads to her fate and her husband's pact with an imp. The man becomes wealthy because of the deal he has made with the imp. However, all good things must come to an end, or do they? This Russian tale teaches the reader to be careful who you trust.
Read information about the authorJane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.
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