Folktales from Greece
A Treasury of Delights (World Folklore Series)
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|Format: ||Paperback, 129 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 19 August 2002|
While Greek myths are well known and amply represented, very few Greek folktales have been published in English. Now these acclaimed authors make 20 captivating folktales accessible to readers outside of Greece. Newly translated and retold, the stories range from the profound to the lighthearted, the haunting to the hilarious, and the spiritual to the secular. Numerous accompanying photographs and drawings illustrate aspects of Greek life and traditional folklore motifs. Perfect for storytimes and read-alouds, the tales will appeal to both young and old.
Provides 20 newly translated Greek folktales, retold by the authors; perfect for storytimes and read-alouds.
About the Author
SOULA MITAKIDOU is an award-winning author and Lecturer in the Department of Primary Education at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. ANTHONY L. MANNA, an award-winning author, is Professor of Children's Literature, Kent State University. MELPOMENI KANATSOULI is Associate Professor of Children's Literature at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.
?[e]ntertaining...After each story there is a note on the background of this story which would help tellers in researching other versions....[t]ales are short, fast reading, and quick telling...I especially enjoyed the humorous story...This is a wonderful little book, with stories for all to enjoy.?-Terrirorial Tattler
25.3 x 18.03 x 1.22 centimetres (0.35 kg)|
15+ years |