|Trickster Tales: Forty Fold Stories from Around the World Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Sherman, Josepha (Author), Boston, David (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1439535914 ISBN-13: 9781439535912
Publisher: Paw Prints
Binding Type: Prebind - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2008
Annotation: A collection of stories about tricksters from forty world cultures, including Burma, Chile, China, Egypt, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, and Turkey
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Tricksters;Cross-cultural studies.
- Tales;Cross-cultural studies.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Country & Ethnic
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: .75000" H x 8.25000" W x 11.00000" (1.50000 lbs) 172 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1996)
This multicultural sampling includes tales about familiar tricksters such as Anansi and Coyote, as well as tricksters from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mideast. A final section of notes provides information on the stories' sources and motifs. Individually, the tales are well told; as a collection, their number is somewhat overwhelming. The occasional black-and-white illustrations are adequate. Bib. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1997 June)
The trickster is a universal folklore archetype found in almost every culture, and Sherman takes readers on a whirlwind tour with these 40 tales. Globe-hopping, she visits Germany for the tale of "Tyl Eulenspiegel and the Wager," stops in India for "The Two Tricksters," and goes on to Hawaii for "The Snaring of the Sun." She also makes a short visit with Coyote in North America. Other tricksters included are the leshy, a supernatural creature from Eastern Europe/Russia; Anansi the Spider, from Ghana; and a very clever human, Pedro de Urdemalas, a character from Mexico. These stories are retold in a succinct two-to-three page format. Clear notes examine the folk motifs. Storytellers will be delighted to have this volume with its six-page bibliography at their finger tips. Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews
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