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The Magic Egg and Other Tales from Ukraine (World Folklore)

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Discover Ukraine's long and fascinating history, its rich folk literature, and its deep cultural roots. A historical overview and an introduction to Ukrainian folk literature are followed by 33 traditional tales-humorous animal tales, instructive fables, how and why stories, heroic legends, and even spooky tales.

Ukraine, a country that was for years forgotten, has recently emerged from the shadows of the former Soviet Union to take its place on the world stage. This unique collection of stories introduces readers to Ukraine's long and fascinating history, its rich folk literature, and its deep cultural roots. A historical overview and an introduction to Ukrainian folk literature are followed by 33 traditional tales-humorous animal tales, instructive fables, how and why stories, heroic legends, and even spooky tales. Color plates and line drawings illustrate elements from the stories and show readers some of the landscape, architecture, and folk arts of Ukraine. A great source for read-alouds and student reports, this book is a wonderful addition to the school or public library collection. With the recent influx of immigrants from Ukraine, renewed interest in this part of the world, and the country's increased visibility in international politics, this book will be a valuable resource for school and public

Synopsis:

Discover Ukraine's long and fascinating history, its rich folk literature, and its deep cultural roots. A historical overview and an introduction to Ukrainian folk literature are followed by 33 traditional tales-humorous animal tales, instructive fables, how and why stories, heroic legends, and even spooky tales.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-209) and index.

Table of Contents

Pan Kotsky, Sir Puss O'Cat — Old dog Sirko — Clever little fox — Garden — Further adventures of fox and wolf — Donkey and the wolf — Little round bun — Mitten — Turnip — How the Earth was made — How evil came into the world — Sun, the frost, and the wind — Dnipro and Dunai — Saint Cassian — Christmas spiders — Red death — Stolen postoly and the boiled eggs — Two daughters — Honesty and dishonesty — Clever maid — Gossip — Old Father who went to school — Dovbush's treasure — Man who danced with the Rusalky — Golden slipper — Oh! Lord of the forest — Frog princess — Flute and the whip — Doll — Stranger — Sorceress — Pea-roll-along — Magic egg.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563084256
Retold:
Kononenko, Natalie O.
Editor:
Suwyn, Barbara J.
Retold by:
Suwyn, Barbara J.
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Suwyn, Barbara J.
Editor:
Kononenko, Natalie
Editor:
Kononenko, Natalie O.
Author:
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Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Location:
Englewood, Colo. :
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Children's Literature - Storytelling
Subject:
Ukraine
Subject:
Tales -- Ukraine.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
World folklore series
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19970915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
10.34x7.26x.95 in. 1.77 lbs.

Related Subjects

Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Humanities » Mythology » Russian
Young Adult » General

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"Synopsis" by , Discover Ukraine's long and fascinating history, its rich folk literature, and its deep cultural roots. A historical overview and an introduction to Ukrainian folk literature are followed by 33 traditional tales-humorous animal tales, instructive fables, how and why stories, heroic legends, and even spooky tales.
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