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Synonyms for folktale

a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

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Florence's book offers an overview of Bukusu people's practices and beliefs, and this text is an extension of her previously published text titled Our Mothers ' Hearths: Bukusu Folktales and Proverbs.
Vaswani's stories include adaptations of folktales such as Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast which she called The Pey and The Parrot Girl.
In a classroom setting where the teacher is cast as the conveyer of knowledge and the determinant of accuracy, the manners by which teachers interpret the social message of folktales may inform the student about the extent to which his or her approximations of the stories are valued.
Critique: A seminal work of truly impressive scholarship throughout, "Danish Folktales, Legends, & Other Stories" is enhanced with an informed Preface and informative Introduction, along with a Key to Story References, Abbreviations, and Measurements.
When asked why she thinks folktales are increasing in popularity, Ms.
This anthology is a delightfl21 collection of children's folktales of the Arabian Gulf region.
Nonetheless, Milin's study is as thoughtful as it is wide-ranging, and provides a carefully constructed model for approaching the perennial problem of folktale elements within literary texts of the mediaeval period.
The flexible ability of picture books to introduce young children to different cultures' folktales is superbly demonstrated by four picture books recently published by Annick Press.
On the basis of the functional requirements, we can next apply Geertz's common sense cultural system to the Juan Bobo tales in the interest of examining how the five "stylistic features" can be used as cultural categories for indexing the Juan Bobo folktales.
Similar things happened with some folktales illustrated by Demi.
At Beacon Hill Elementary School in Seattle, we embarked on month-long exploration of the world of Asian puppetry and folktales.
Using such varied celebrity sources as Nikki Giovanni and Queen Latifah, while also employing African folktales and stories from ordinary people, Copage weaves a colorful and diverse tapestry of anecdotes that are sure to stir the spirit and refresh our memory of the things that are most important in life.
Everyone has a story to tell, and that is the basis of Margaret Read MacDonald's Earth Care: World Folktales to Talk About (Linnet Books, $17.
Title: The Children's Book of Irish Folktales Author: Kevin Danaher Published by: Mercier Press ISBN: 0-85342-718-6 Price: GBP5.
All act out scenes from folktales of the artist's own idiosyncratic making.