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Indonesian folktales

Author: Murti Bunanta; Margaret Read MacDonald
Publisher: Westport, CT : Libraries Unlimited, 2003.
Series: World folklore series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Indonesian folktales.
Westport, CT : Libraries Unlimited, 2003
(OCoLC)606986872
Online version:
Indonesian folktales.
Westport, CT : Libraries Unlimited, 2003
(OCoLC)609213892
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murti Bunanta; Margaret Read MacDonald
ISBN: 1563089092 9781563089091
OCLC Number: 52312635
Description: xiii, 144 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm.
Contents: A general introduction to Indonesia. The land --
The people --
Language --
A brief history --
Religion and customs --
Performing arts and music --
Arts and crafts --
Textiles --
Storytelling. Food, games, and crafts. The tales. Jealous and envious brothers and sisters. Tattadu ; Bujang Permai ; Molek ; The three brothers --
Stories of independent princesses. Princess White Hair ; Princess Pinang Masak ; Princess Kemang --
Stories of ungrateful children. The legend of Malin Kundang ; The spoiled little kitten ; Sikintan ; Rawa Tekuluk ; Batu Badaung --
Stories about rice. Why rice grains are so small ; The origin of rice on Java Island ; The origin of rice ; The origin of rice ; How rice grows in the wet rice field --
Stories of how things come to be. The origin of the name of Kundi Village ; Why goat eats grass ; Why shrimps are crooked ; The origin of the banyan tree ; The origin of the Trunyun people --
Legends about places. The legend of a lake (Toba Lake) ; The legend of a hill (Bukit Kelam) ; The legend of a swamp (Rawa Bening) ; The legend of a stone (Batu Pelanduk) ; The legend of a city (Banyuwangi) ; The legend of a river (Sembra River) ; The legend of a mountain (Talang Mountain).
Series Title: World folklore series.
Responsibility: retold by Murti Bunanta ; edited by Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrated by G.M. Sudarta.

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Twenty-nine tales provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia.  Read more...

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"As with other volumes in this series, the book begins with valuable information about the country. . . . MacDonald has appended excellent source notes giving background on each tale. . . . There Read more...

 
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