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The magic tooth ; and other tales from the Amazon

Author: Elsie Spicer Eells; Florence Choate; Elizabeth Curtis; Decorative Designers (Firm),
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1927.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The twenty-six stories in this volume are taken from the folklore of South America, and possess that fascination which always hovers about tales which are based on legends"--Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Folklore
Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding)
Pictorial cloth bindings (Binding)
Signed bindings (Binding)
Folklore Juvenile literature
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elsie Spicer Eells; Florence Choate; Elizabeth Curtis; Decorative Designers (Firm),
OCLC Number: 6619098
Notes: "Published September, 1927"--Verso of title-page.
A later edition, New York, 1938, has title: Tales from the Amazon.
Description: viii, 243 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, color frontispiece ; 21 cm
Contents: The magic tooth --
Karu and Rairu --
Surá's seeds --
Why the owl rules the night --
The children of the House of Dawn --
When Cavillaca ran away --
When the sun fell from the sky --
How sleep came --
How strife came to the world --
How the Great Flood began --
Why the fox has a dark tail --
The mother --
The king --
The royal prince --
The contests --
How the alligator got his scales --
How the races obtained their colors --
The frog witch --
How the fox used his wits --
Sumé --
The story of Mandioca --
The son of Ulé --
How the tortoise conquered his enemies --
The flight of Tiri --
The story of the flute --
In the days of the Amazons.
Responsibility: by Elsie Spicer Eells ; with illustrations by Florence Choate and Elizabeth Curtis.

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"The twenty-six stories in this volume are taken from the folklore of South America, and possess that fascination which always hovers about tales which are based on legends"--Dust jacket.

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