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Thai Tales: Folktales of Thailand

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Publisher Comments:

Margaret Read MacDonald, renowned author of more than 15 books on folklore and storytelling, teams up with Supaporn Vathanaprida to present this fascinating folktale collection and introduction to Thai thought. Drawing on memories of her childhood in Northern Thailand, Supaporn shares 28 engaging stories that show many aspects of the Buddhist worldview in action.

Synopsis:

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

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122352611
Subtitle:
Folktales of Thailand
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Edited by:
Margaret Read MacDonald
Author:
MacDonald, Margaret Read
Author:
Supaporn Vathanaprida
Author:
Rohitasuke, Boonsong
Author:
Margaret Read MacDonald
Author:
Vathanaprida, Supaporn
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Buddhists -- Folklore.
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Buddhists
Subject:
Children's Literature - Storytelling
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Tales -- Thailand.
Subject:
Legends -- Thailand.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Mythology, asian
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1994
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
Thai
Pages:
152

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