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Korean Through Folktales

by KyungAh Yoon Portland State University Library (November 15, 2019)

Korean Through Folktalesconsists of four chapters and each centers on a famous Korean folktale. The lessons and values that famous folktales teach are embedded and permeated in various aspects of the Koran culture....


Animals Dig a Well

by Um conto tradicional dos Manyungwes de Moçambique African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The rain has not fallen for a whole year. There is not a drop of water to be found. How do the animals solve this water problem?


Goat and Hyena's Knife

by Wekunya Cornelius African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Goat borrowed Hyena's knife, and she is still looking for it.


Eagle's Needle

by Jaco Jacobs African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Hen loses Eagle's family heirloom. (This story was donated by LAPA Publishers.).


Maguru Gives legs

by Mutugi Kamundi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Maguru decides to give legs to all animals so they can enjoy walking like people.


How Zebra Got His Stripes

by Jaco Jacobs African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Brave Zebra saves the day. (This story was donated by LAPA Publishers.).


The Rain Bird

by Joanne Bloch (retold folktale) African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There lived a beautiful bird deep in the forest, a bird that made the rain fall.


Anansi Gives People Stories

by Ghanaian folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Long ago, the sky god kept all stories locked up in a wooden box. People asked clever Anansi to ask the sky god for the stories. The sky god agreed, but only if Anansi performed three seemingly impossible tasks....


Upside Down World

by William Gumede African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The sun decides to stay up long after bedtime, and the world is turned upside-down.


Monkey and the Drought

by Alice Edui African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Monkey leaves her home in the hills because of severe drought and finds paradise elsewhere.


Chicken and Millipede

by Winny Asara African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Chicken and Millipede have a very competitive friendship. One day Chicken gets so cross about losing that she does something very silly.


The Kingfisher and the Sea

by Peter Omoko African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Why does the kingfisher bird refuse to leave the river bank? (This story was created at a Story Making Workshop in Abuja, 2018, co-hosted by African Storybook and the British Council Nigeria).


The Baboons That Went This Way and That

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

People in a small village move to the hills to escape wild animals. They learn to survive on fruit and roots. They begin to look and behave like apes. The baboon families cannot live together anymore.


Beloved daughter

by Ritah Katetemera, Mulongo Bukheye African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Natabo's favourite pot is broken, and she is so upset that she runs away to the forest. (Also available at Level 3.).


How Ant Saved Dove

by Judith Baker, Kholeka Mabeta African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The land is dry and Little Ant is very thirsty. He goes to the river for a drink and is swept away.


How Tortoise's Nose Became Crooked

by Taiwo Ẹhinẹni African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This story has a strong moral for us that is good advice!


Lazy Anansi

by Ghanaian folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The reason why spiders have long thin legs. (Also available at Level 4.).


Akai's Special Mat

by Ursula Nafula African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This young Turkana girl grows up with a most unusual and remarkable mat.


Anansi and Wisdom

by Ghanaian folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The sky god decides to give Anansi the spider a pot of wisdom. He is so excited by all he learns from looking into it that he wants to hide it in a tree so that he can keep it all to himself. Unfortunately for...


Jackal and the Sun

by Traditional San story African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Lazy Jackal falls in love with the sun and wants to take her home to meet his father. They set off on the journey with Jackal carrying the sun on his back, but they don't get very far.


Feed the Baby Hummus

by Lisa Lewis Familius (March 01, 2018)

Parenting practices vary widely between countries and cultures. For example, in countries such as the Philippines, breastfeeding after age one year is common, and parents can make their own decision about what...


Irish Fairy Tales

by James Stephens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Irish Fairy Tales is a retelling of ten Irish folktales by the Irish author James Stephens. The English illustrator Arthur Rackham provided interior artwork, including numerous black and white illustrations...


Young Palinyang’

by Gaspah Emukuru Juma African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

One day while Palinyang' and the other boys are out grazing cattle it starts to rain. The boys take shelter, and when the rain stops the cattle have wandered away. Palingyang' goes in search of the animals.


Trickster Hare

by Dan Kaasha African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Hare is playing tricks again! Read the story and find out.


The Blacksmith's Dilemma

by Ugandan folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A local chief summoned a famous blacksmith to his palace. The chief wanted the blacksmith to build a real man out of steel, one who could cry tears, and bleed human blood. The blacksmith was alarmed by the chief's...


The Sad King

by Alison Gee And Richard Jones, Voluntary Service Overseas Library For All (May 02, 2019)

Long ago a king was sad - how did they make him happy? Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: animals; family; food; identity


The race

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Who will win if snail and rabbit have a race?


Rabbit goes to a party

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This story is about what happens when you go to a party and get drunk. Or is it?


The staring game

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This time Rabbit is out-witted!


Tortoise Finds His House

by Maya Fowler African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Tortoise is searching for his house. Do you know where he'll find it?


Monkey and Crocodile

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Crocodiles are dangerous, but are they smart?


How night came to Opio's village

by Robert Ekuka African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There is no night time in Opio's village. One day he goes hunting and arrives at a place he doesn't know. When night falls there, Opio thinks he has gone blind. Then he discovers the truth and likes night so...


Refiloe and the Washed Chickens

by Marion Drew African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Refiloe's sister is getting married. Refiloe's chickens are very dirty and she decides to wash them for the wedding. The chickens do not like being washed. Refiloe cannot find her chickens when it is time for...


Lupindi and the Weather Man

by Samson Leri Library For All (November 27, 2018)

Lupindi's grandfather is the weather man! Lupindi loves to hear his grandfather's stories about magic. Reading Level 2 Keywords: family; village life; weather; mythology


Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen

by Aleksander Chodzko Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Includes favorite stories which are still told in Eastern Europe.


Hyena, Hare and Their Basins

by Charles Katiwa Kiema African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

If a basin can give birth, then it is a living thing. All living things can die. (Also available at Level 4.).


Beloved daughter

by Ritah Katetemera, Mulongo Bukheye African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Natabo's favourite pot is broken, and she is so upset that she runs away to the forest. (Also available at Level 3.).


The Seventh Sun: A Tribal Tale From Odisha, India

by Indian Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There was a time when there were seven suns in the sky.


Why the Cassowary Doesn’t Fly

by Eileen Fleming Library For All (October 20, 2018)

Cassowaries used to be able to fly! Find out how the hornbill tricked the cassowary to become a bird that lives on the ground. Reading Level 3 Keywords: cassowary; friendship; birds; mythology


The Crocodile That Stole The Sun

by Eileen Fleming Library For All (September 05, 2018)

Do you know how the crocodile got his flat back? It all began when he tried to steal the sun!

Reading Level 2

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: crocodiles; myths and legends; humour; natural world.


Kigolena And The Leaping Dolphins

by Noriega Igara Library For All (September 14, 2018)

Kigolena's grandfather teaches him an old chant that makes dolphins leap from the water. Grandfather knows many things about the sea! Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: dolphins; family; myths...


Saint Patrick

by Marian Broderick The O'Brien Press (March 11, 2019)

An engaging and rich exploration of Saint Patrick and his extraordinary influence on the world.

Forced into slavery at the age of fifteen, Patrick overcame all hardship to fulfil his calling: to bring the people...


How Materials Matter

by Graeme Were Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

How does design and innovation shape people's lives in the Pacific? Focusing on plant materials from the region, How Materials Matter reveals ways in which a variety of people – from craftswomen and scientists...


Raccomandazione

by Dorothy Louise Zinn Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

The issue of patronage-clientelism has long been of interest in the social sciences. Based on long-term ethnographic research in southern Italy, this book examines the concept and practice of raccomandazione...


How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm

by Mei-Ling Hopgood Algonquin Books (January 10, 2012)

A tour of global practices that will inspire American parents to expand their horizons (and geographical borders) and learn that there’s more than one way to diaper a baby.

 

Mei-Ling Hopgood, a first-time...


Fate Calculation Experts

by Geng Li Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

Having long been stigmatized as an immoral and even illegal “superstition”, the popular practice of divination is experiencing a revival in contemporary China. Fate Calculation Experts explores how diviners...


From Storeroom to Stage

by Alexandra Urdea Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

By examining how folk objects are mobilized in national ideologies, transmissions of personal and family memory, museological discourses, and artistic acts, From Storeroom to Stage explores the role that material...


Non-Humans in Amerindian South America

by Juan Javier Rivera Andía Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Drawing on fieldwork from diverse Amerindian societies whose lives and worlds are undergoing processes of transformation, adaptation, and deterioration, this volume offers new insights into the indigenous constitutions...


California Dreaming: Society and Culture in the Golden State

by Ronald A. Wells Pickwick Publications (September 11, 2017)

California matters, both as a place and as an idea. What famed historian Kevin Starr has called "the California Dream" is a vital part of American self-understanding. Just as America was meant to be a place...


Returning Life

by Knut Christian Myhre Berghahn Books (December 29, 2017)

A group of Chagga-speaking men descend the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to butcher animals and pour milk, beer, and blood on the ground, requesting rain for their continued existence. Returning Life explores...