Balinese Children's Favorite Stories (Paperback)
Periplus Editions, 9780794607401, 96pp.
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
List Price: 13.95*
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Balinese fairy tales and other stories--providing insight into a rich oral culture. volume presents a charming collection of well-loved myths and tales from Bali. Comprising 12 stories that have been told by mothers to children over the centuries, the tales cover classic childhood themes--good versus evil, children versus adults, and so on. They make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading. The stories have appeared previously in a different form, but never so clearly and in such a way that the beauty of Bali and Balinese culture is evoked so well. Narrated with an international audience in mind and illustrated with whimsical watercolors by Trina Bohan-Tyrie, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories will enchant six to ten year old readers all over the world. Balinese Stories include:
- The Haughty Toad
- The Golden Axe
- The Rajah Who Lost his Head
- A Tale of Two Sisters
- The Three Fishes
- And more
About the Author
The stories are retold by Victor Mason, who first told these stories in a publication named The Haughty Toad. A keen ornithologist who conducts bird-watching tours in Bali, Mason also wrote The Birds of Bali. The stories are illustrated by Trina Bohan-Tyrie, a professional watercolorist currently living in Indonesia. Over the last 20 years she has exhibited in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe and Britain. Bohan-Tyrie holds joint and solo watercolor exhibitions in Indonesia, drawing inspiration from the country's colors, textures and people. She is a member of the British Watercolor Society.