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Around the world in 80 tales

Author: Saviour Pirotta; Richard Johnson
Publisher: Boston : Kingfisher, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illustrated compilation of stories retold from six continents in eight different storytelling traditions, including tales of Anansi and Brer Rabbit, selkies and fairies, pheasants, crocodiles, and turtles.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saviour Pirotta; Richard Johnson
ISBN: 9780753459997 075345999X
OCLC Number: 181344860
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: North America: The More the merrier : a story from the United States --
The White bear : a story from Canada --
The Three spells : a story from the Sioux of the Dakota plains --
The Owl battle : a story from Hawaii --
Anansi and the plantains : a story from Jamaica --
Brer rabbit goes fishing : an African-American story from the United States --
The Charcoal seller's son : a story from Cuba --
The Half chick : a story from Puerto Rico --
Red ant, black ant : a story from Mexico --
The Golden horseshoe : a story from Guatemala. South America: The Rainbow snake : a story from Venezuela --
The Lost friend : a story from Colombia --
Two for you, three for me : a story from Ecuador --
Wish upon a star : a story from Peru --
The Armadillo's song : a story from Bolivia --
Toad in the hole : a story from Paraguay --
The Three oranges : a story from Brazil --
The Man in the moon : a story from Argentina --
The Monk's treasure : a story from Chile. Europe: Cap o' rushes : a story from England --
The Selkie wife : a story from Scotland --
The Island of fairies : a story from Wales --
The Giant's causeway : a story from Ireland --
A Real princess : a story from Denmark --
Three Billy goats gruff : a story from Norway --
Nail soup : a story from Sweden --
The Gift of the sun : a story from Finland --
The Laziest boy in the world : a story from Estonia --
The Fighting fisherman : a story from Latvia --
The Mermaid's marriage : a story from Lithuania --
The Czar's wedding ring : a story from Russia --
Thirsty are the roads : a story from Hungary --
The Dreadful dragon : a story from Poland --
Keeping secrets : a story from Romania --
Orfeo in the underworld : a story from Bulgaria --
The Pirates' punishment : a story from Greece --
Green figs, purple figs : a story from Malta --
The Silver goose : a story from Italy --
The Herdsman's song : a story from Switzerland --
The Frog's wedding : a story from Austria --
The Dwarf's gift : a story from Germany --
Hans, the hero of Haalem : a story from the Netherlands --
The Lace makers of Bruges : a story from Belgium --
The Miller's son : a story from France --
A Helpful friend : a story from Spain --
Rooster rooser : a story from Portugal --
A Sleeve in the soup : a story from Turkey. Africa: Counting chickens : a story from Egypt --
The King's best friend : a story from Tunisia --
The Lion's dinner : a story from Morrocco --
Secrets are hard to keep : a story from Sudan --
White pebbles : a story from Ethopia --
Dinner for all : a story from Somalia --
Rain song : a story from Ghana --
By royal command : a story from Nigeria --
The Rabbit's friend : a story from Kenya --
The Dancing hyena : a story from Tanzania --
The Sunbirds : a story from Zimbabwe --
The Pheasant and the hen : a story from Madagascar --
The Ostrich's horns : a story from Botswana --
The Cheetah's cubs : a story from South Africa. Asia: Finders keepers : a story from Israel --
Three birds : a story from Saudi Arabia --
Precious pearls : a story from Iran --
When dreams come true : a story from Afghanistan --
The Four magicians : a story from India --
It's not my fault : a story from Sri Lanka --
The Dragon princess : a story from China --
Evergreen : a story from Mongolia --
Big brother, little brother : a story from South Korea --
The Crocodile bridge : a story from Japan --
The Parrot's problem : a story from Thailand --
Food for the emperor : a story from Vietnam --
A Birthday surprise : a story from the Philippines --
The Secret in the package : a story from Malaysia --
Clever friends : a story from Indonesia. Australia: Boomerang : an aboriginal story from Australia --
The Kiwi's gift : a story from New Zealand --
The Turtle's shell : a story from Papua New Guinea --
Beware of the shark! : a story from Fiji.
Other Titles: Around the world in eighty tales
Responsibility: Saviour Pirotta ; illustrated by Richard Johnson.
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An illustrated compilation of stories retold from six continents in eight different storytelling traditions, including tales of Anansi and Brer Rabbit, selkies and fairies, pheasants, crocodiles, and turtles.

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