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Thai tales : folktales of Thailand

Author: Supaporn Vathanaprida; Margaret Read MacDonald; Boonsong Rohitasuke
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
Series: World folklore series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gathers fairy tales, humorous tales, animal tales, and stories told by Buddhist monks to illustrate their teachings.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Supaporn Vathanaprida; Margaret Read MacDonald; Boonsong Rohitasuke
ISBN: 1563080966 9781563080968
OCLC Number: 29844740
Description: xviii, 152 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Nithan Gohok, Lying Tales: Lung Ta, the calm woodcutter --
Liars compete --
Marvelous canning factory --
Liars contest of the king --
Nithan Talok, Humorous tales: Drinking with Yommaban, the king of the dead --
Sri Thanonchai and the king --
Sri Thanonchai and the two moons --
Sri Thanonchai's special dishes --
Nithan Ruang Sat, Animal tales: Why the bear has a short tail --
Tiger seeks wisdom --
Elephants and the bees --
Power and wisdom --
Nithan Chadok, Jataka tales: Deer buddha --
Seven stars --
Honest woodcutter --
Thieving crow --
Nithan Son Khati Tam, Tales to make you think: Who is best? --
Pious son-in-law --
He who thinks he is first is unwise --
Plenty --
Good boy --
Medicine to revive the dead --
When death comes --
If it belongs to us, it will come to us --
Tamnan, Local legends: Muang Laplae, The land of fantasy --
Mouse Island and Cat Island --
Nithan Songkhruang, Elaborate tales: Kaeo, the horse-faced girl --
Chet Huat Chet Hai (Seven pot, seven jar) --
Thep Niyai: Tales of helpful gods and spirits: Twin Stars --
Songkran: A Thai new year story --
Daughters of Thao Kabinlaphrom and their attributes --
Place of Buddhism in Thai life: Tham Boon, Making merit --
Plongtok, Acceptance --
Attahi Attano Natho, Self-Reliance --
Chai Yen, Self-Reliance --
Mai Pen Rai, "Never Mind" --
Kreng Chai, Consideration --
Respect for elders --
Humbleness and gentleness --
Monkhood --
Samsara, the wheel of life --
Way of Buddha, or the path toward enlightenment --
Eightfold path, or the middle way --
Five rules of conduct for laymen --
Prom Wihan --
Thailand, the land of smiles.
Series Title: World folklore series.
Responsibility: retold by Supaporn Vathanaprida ; edited by Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrations by Boonsong Rohitasuke.

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Gathers fairy tales, humorous tales, animal tales, and stories told by Buddhist monks to illustrate their teachings.

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