Asian Children's Favorite Stories (Hardcover)
A Treasury of Folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia
Tuttle Publishing, 9780804836692, 112pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 2006
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For thousands of years, parents around the world have been telling their children stories; at bedtime, over the dinner table, and around the fire. Each country has its own set of fascinating tales, which are especially enjoyable for children to discover. Asian Children's Favorite Stories is a marvelous collection of 13 beautifully told folktales from eight major countries in Asia-China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Open the pages of this fascinating storybook to introduce your child to the wonders of Asia-and the joy of finding new favorites for story time or bedtime reading.
Asian children's stories include:
- The Waters of Olive Lake—CHINA
- Why Cats and Dogs Don't Get Along—KOREA
- The Clever Rabbit and Numskull—INDIA
- The Crane's Gratitude—JAPAN
- Why the Tapir Has No Tail—MALAYSIA
- Baka the Cow and Kalabaw the Water Buffalo—PHILIPPINES
- And many more!
About the Author
Marian Davies Toth's work has achieved national recognition in the United States. While living in Thailand, she taught creative writing at the International School in Bangkok.
Kay Lyons has lived in Malaysia for over thirty years. She is the author of Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories.
Joan Suyenaga grew up with Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, the first title in this popular series. She has been writing, translating and editing for the past twenty years in Indonesia.
Liana Romulo lives mostly in the Philippines but has also lived in Thailand, Belgium, and the United States. Her first picture book, Filipino Children's Favorite Stories, was a national best-seller in the Philippines.
Praise For Asian Children's Favorite Stories: A Treasury of Folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia…
"The illustrations allow the reader to picture the culture as well as the setting. The stories bring in various parts of the culture…as well as some of the structure of the society. As always I find these stories a fun way to bring the culture alive…" —Crafty Moms Share blog