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The young Oxford book of folk tales

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN: 0192781413 9780192781413
OCLC Number: 40981726
Awards: Winner of Carnegie Medal 1985.
Description: x, 213 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: To tell the truth (Burma = Myanmar) --
The magic brocade (China) --
The tiger's whisker (Korea) --
Kotura, Lord of the Winds (Siberia) --
Why the fish laughed (India) --
The tongue-cut sparrow (Japan) --
The son of seven queens (India) --
The power of love (Armenia) --
The forty thieves (Iran) --
Trousers Mehmet and the Sultan's daughter (Turkey) --
The nightingale that shrieked (Egypt) --
Zlateh the goat (Poland) --
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Germany) --
Stan Bolovan (Romania) --
The dead man's nightcap (Ireland) --
Vasilissa the fair (Russia) --
The three blows (Wales) --
One night in paradise (Italy) --
Oniyeye and King Olu Dotun's daughter (Yoruba) --
Why the hare runs away (Ewe) --
The sacred milk of Koumongoé (Basuto) --
The magic mirror (Senna) --
The rainbow bird and the crocodile and How people first got fire (Australia) --
The boy Pu-nia and the king of the sharks (Hawaii)--
The bones of Djulung (South Seas) --
Tiger story, Anansi story (West Indies) --
The coming of Asin (Bolivia) --
The legend of the Yara (Brazil) --
The hungry peasant, God, and Death (Mexico) --
The spirit-wife (Zuni) --
Hankering for a long tale (African American) --
The two old women's bet (USA) --
Jean Labadie's dog (French Canadian)
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
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This is a collection of 35 folk tales from all over the world. They vary in style and content, from the familiar, such as "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" to the  Read more...

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