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A Knock at the door

Author: George Shannon; Joanne Caroselli
Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1992.
Series: Oryx multicultural folktale series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of thirty-five versions, representing countries and cultures from around the world, of the traditional tale in which a dangerous character knocks at the door and tries to trick the children inside into letting him in. Includes information about the tales, related activities, and resources.
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Genre/Form: Classification
Fairy tales
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Knock at the door.
Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1992
(OCoLC)610063475
Online version:
Knock at the door.
Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1992
(OCoLC)623496457
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Shannon; Joanne Caroselli
ISBN: 089774733X 9780897747332
OCLC Number: 26544836
Description: x, 174 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: The Kid and the wolf --
The Wolf, the goat and the kid --
Four disobedient kids --
The Goat and the kids --
The Devil hammers his tongue --
The Story of the wolf and the goat --
The Wolf and the seven little kids --
Los Seis cabritos --
A Granny who had many children --
Tagaro's fish --
The Cunning snake --
The Goat, the kids, and the wolf --
When a wise man dies, a wise man buries him --
La Belle Venus --
Tiger softens his voice --
The Jackal and the lambs --
The Ewe, the goat and the lion --
The Water of Ladi --
Carlanco --
The Rabbit and the bear --
The Story of Demane and Demazana --
A Father's children --
The Grandmother and the apes --
The Three kids --
The Little she-goat --
The Golden chain from heaven --
The Sun and the moon --
The Lame wolf --
The Monkey and the hyena --
Journey to the mending city --
Indesoka --
The tiger witch --
The Girl and the Tiger-man --
The Goat, the kids and the bogey.
Series Title: Oryx multicultural folktale series.
Responsibility: [compiled] by George Shannon ; illustrated by Joanne Caroselli.

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34 English-language tales from 35 cultures and one Spanish-language tale from Mexico centre round one theme: a dangerous character knocks at the door, pretending to be a friend to those inside who  Read more...

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