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Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories

Joan Suyenaga, Salim Martowiredjo (Illustrator)

Paperback

List Price: 11.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/3/2020)
Hardcover (6/15/2005)

Description

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indonesian fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich oral culture.

Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. It make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading. Astute princesses, resourceful villagers and daring travelers appear throughout this vast archipelago to tell their stories and charm our children.

These beautifully illustrated stories, retold for an international audience, provide children with an insight into the traditional culture, morals and environment of Indonesia. This book is aimed at children in the five to twelve age group, but readers of all ages, young and old, will find much to enjoy within these pages.

Featured Indonesian stories include:
  • True Strength
  • The Woodcarver's Love
  • The Buffalo's Victory
  • The Magic Headcloth
  • The Caterpillar Story
  • And many more
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Tuttle Publishing, 9780804845113, 64pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2015



About the Author

Joan Suyenaga, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, grew up with Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, the first title in this popular series, on her family bookshelf. She has been writing, translating and editing for the past 20 years in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her three children were the first to hear the stories featured in this volume of stories on Indonesia. Artist: Salim Martowiredjo is a well known Indonesian artist and has wonderfully depicted Indonesian rural life in this beautifully illustrated book.