Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories (Children's Favorite Stories)
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Malaysian fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich literary culture. Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories is collection of folk tales drawn from the rich treasure trove of legends and historical stories in the lush Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia. This story book contains a fascinating collection of tales of brash animals, brave villagers and of course handsome princes and beautiful princesses, all set in strange and exotic locations. These stories are widely retold and much beloved by children and adults throughout Malaysia to this day. Retold for the first time here for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated tales in this story book will give children insights into the traditional culture and rich natural environment of Malaysia. Malaysian children's tales include:
- The Princess of Mount Ledang
- Badang, the Strongest Man below the Wind
- How the Tapir Got Its Colours
- The King of the Crocodiles
- The Dragon of Kinabalu
- And more
Tuttle Publishing, 9780804844017, 64pp.
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
About the Author
Kay Lyons was born in Australia, but has lived half her life in Malaysia. She began her working career as a librarian before becoming a freelance editor and indexer of books on Malaysia. Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories is the first children's book she has written. Martin Loh is a self-taught Singaporean artist well-known for his unique style of Peranakan or naive art. His first exhibition Naive Images of Days Gone By in 1992 was a instant success. Martin's father is from Penang, Malaysia, and his naive depictions of everyday life, stemming from his own recollections as a Peranakan-influenced child, as well as memories of old houses and neighborhoods long gone, are widely sought after by local collectors and expatriates. Several of his works are to be found in the Singapore Art Museum.
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