Favorite Folktales from Around the World

Favorite Folktales from Around the World Here Between Two Covers You Will Find An Inexhaustible Source Of Delight For Children And Adults Alike The World S Best Folktales, Chosen By The Internationally Known Storyteller Jane Yolen Over Tales Are Compiled From Iceland To Syria, Cuba To PapuaPart Of The Pantheon Fairy Tale And Folklore Library

Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and childrens book author who has written than three hundred books Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in

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  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • Favorite Folktales from Around the World
  • Jane Yolen
  • English
  • 06 August 2019

10 thoughts on “Favorite Folktales from Around the World

  1. says:

    I like how this was organized by type of story instead of where the stories are from.

  2. says:

    Yolen, Jane Favorite Folktales from Around the World Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library 1986 HeroThe Iroquois story of The Flying Head tells the folktale of a giant head with wings that came out of its cheeks and a mouth full of fangs This giant head would fly at night looking for its next meal Until one night an unlikely hero outsmarts the Flying Head Yolen s use of adjectives makes this story lively Moreover, the description of the Flying Head makes it easy for the reader to create a mental picture This folktale is perfect for ages 9 and up TricksterThe tale The Men Who Wouldn t Stay Dead tells about a wealthy hunchback that sets his mind on marrying a beautiful young woman When he reaches his goal and marries a poor girl his life was consumed by 24 7 jealousy No one was allowed in his castle, but one day three hunchback men approached his gate in search for a drink What the devil is heard as a body has disappeared into a river This trickster tale which results in death teaches us that nothing good can come from jealousy Ages 9 Taboo Connected with Supernatural Beings The Bad Wife is a Russian tale that tells about a faithful husband and a disobedient wife Her disobedience leads to her fate and her husband s pact with an imp The man becomes wealthy because of the deal he has made with the imp However, all good things must come to an end, or do they This Russian tale teaches the reader to be careful who you trust Ages 9

  3. says:

    This is a great collection, with stories from all over the world Although it s heavy on tales of European origin, there are also Asian, African, Pacific Island and native American stories here and there.The organization, sorting stories by theme, makes it easy to see similarities of devices and tropes it s interesting to see two nearly identical stories from widely disparate cultures.Jane Yolen provides framing information with a general introduction, plus an intro to each thematic section There were times when I wanted info, but this is primarily a story collection rather than a scholarly analysis.Interesting, diverse, enjoyable highly recommended.

  4. says:

    Very fun I used this book in speech and love it

  5. says:

    So far as the book itself goes, I would rate this as five stars, the collection is expansive and includes an incredible variety of folktales and stories However the story that I chose from this was a bit strange The story that I read from this collection was The Birth of Finn MacCumhail which I would classify as a trickster tale The reason for this classification is because this story is about a prince who is an heir to the throne and whose grandfather, and the current king, wishes him dead Through luck, wit, help from his grandmother and a whelp named bran, and a bit of magic Finn chews on his thumb in order to gain wisdom of the world , Finn escapes multiple perils on his journey to become king Finn uses multiple resources and his own cleverness to get out of otherwise impossible situations.Although this story fits well for an example of a folktale, and in particular an example of a trickster tale, I would not elect to use this in a classroom setting or for a lesson plan for elementary school children This tale includes violence than what I would wish to include in my classroom However, at a higher level potentially to be used for upper middle school or high school the reflection on this violence is interesting In classic folktale style, the people who move against the protagonist, Finn, meet violent consequences either by his hand or otherwise In addition to this, though, this tale also portrays the idea of sacrifice in the sense that the main character cannot gain something to move forward in his progress without sacrificing something as well We see this in displays such as his grandmother sacrificing her life for him, or him having to chew his thumb and sacrifice pain in order to gain wisdom All in all this is a classic example of a trickster folktale and portrays all of the major aspects that folktales generally have Finn is portrayed as a flat, one dimensional character and the story is written in almost a rushed manner, so it is understood that its not meant to be taken factually It has a clear good guy who faces and overcomes different difficulties and antagonists in the story, and it is short and to the point so it is easily spread by word of mouth This story would not be one I would use in a classroom setting, but was an interesting read nonetheless, and I look forward to reading other folktales in this collection.

  6. says:

    I read a few stories before bed every night some are only a page, some are a bit longer , and I enjoyed many of them They encompassed a relatively wide range of countries from Europe to the Middle East to East Asia, a few from the African continent, a few from the Caribbean , though it seems an oversight that there was only one ONE from the entire continent of South America You can t tell me they don t have folktales in South America Thanks in part to spending a lot of 2019 reading authors of color and books from non US perspectives, I also discovered I have a new pet peeve the stories from Africa are simply labeled as Africa, and occasionally had the tribe from which it originated in parenthesis But like, Africa is made up of 50 some odd countries I don t want to be specific because this was originally compiled edited in the 80s and I don t know how many countries there were at the time We were able to get specific stories from like, Haiti and Vietnam and Scotland and other smallish countries, so I don t believe you when you say something is simply African Africa is HUGE WHERE in Africa What country did it originate in Because although I know some of the indigenous tribes in the United States, I don t know the tribes in Africa, and I have no frame of reference because you DIDN T INCLUDE THE AFRICAN COUNTRY SO I COULD EVEN HAVE A SENSE OF THE GEOGRAPHY Anyway Because of the way the stories were grouped by theme, I did find it interesting that people in many countries are told similar versions of some of these folktales despite being quite far apart geographically Change a few of the details, but there are stories from all over about the devil being tricked by farmers by men following their magical lovers only to discover that in only three days, 300 years have passed about kings using their daughter s hand in marriage to get men to do dangerous things.I m glad this book exists, overall, and I bet this would be fun for parents to read to older kids.

  7. says:

    The monkey and the Crocodile A crocodile is told that his mother wants a monkey heart to eat so he leaves to kill one for her He finds a monkey and tries to drown him, but then once the monkey knows that he is just after his heart he has an idea He tells the croc that his heart is back up in the trees and that killing him would mean nothing if he didn t have the heart So the croc lets him loose to get his heart and as the monkey runs away to the top of a tree he says that if the croc wants his heart he s going to have to go up to get it in the trees to get it.This story taught a really good lesson about being so blinded by something that you want that you forget all other forms of logic Being able to talk your way out of situations by fooling someone into thinking you re helping them when really you are just helping yourself This story does a great job at telling a quick little tale to explain the dangers of keeping your mind in tunnel vision and not focusing on only what you want but how you get it Also about tricking your way out of things by playing into the instincts of someone like that.

  8. says:

    The genre of this book would be folktale collections This book won an award for World Fantasy Special Award Professional The age group for this book would be 12 17 years of age This book has many collections of folktales from around the world I rated this book a 4 because it was organized very well and had many great folktales that were included Each folktale has a similar theme to it and it gives you a sense that some cultures are in a way similar to each other with there perspectives The language is little different in some of the folktales but that is because it was written in different countries I fell like if a story teller where to tell some of the folktales to younger children they would be interested but if they were reading it themselves that it wouldn t be interesting for the younger children.

  9. says:

    A fun collection of Folktales It is always interesting to see similarities common ideas, common messages, common characters in folk tales that come from all over the world The myths are broken down into 13 types of tales so you can read straight through like I did or skip to your favorite type.

  10. says:

    The last story always gets me for some reason, I just love it.

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