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Thai Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales

Thai Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales
 

In captivating text and illustrations, this beautiful multicultural children's book presents a collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through generations of Thai families. The eight charming stories feature clever p... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780804837088
Barcode 9780804837088
Published 1 July 2019 by Tuttle Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Toth, Marian D.
By Meesukhon, Patcharee
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780804837088
ISBN-10 0804837082
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date 1 July 2019
International Publication Date 13 August 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Toth, Marian D.
By Meesukhon, Patcharee
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Myths & Legends
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 6-10 years
Reading Age 6-10 years
Library of Congress Thailand, Folklore, Tales, Thailand - Social life and customs, Folklore - Thailand
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 398.209593
Catalogue Code 990607

Description of this Book

In captivating text and illustrations, this beautiful multicultural children's book presents a collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through generations of Thai families. The eight charming stories feature clever princesses, warring gods and goddesses, foolish kings, and wily tigers, against a backdrop of traditional Thai village life. They deal with the universal values that parents everywhere want to teach their children, such as good versus evil, right versus wrong, and wisdom versus foolishness. Stories include How The Thai Learned to Be Calm, when a small village argument escalates into a terrible war; Princess Golden Flower and the Vulture King, in which a brave princess saves herself from an evil king; and The Gold Harvest in which a wise father-in-law tricks his lazy son-in-law into working hard for his family. Curated and narrated by Marion D. Toth and illustrated by Thai artist Patcharee Meesukhon, this collection will provide children with an insight into the traditional Thai culture, and the values and lifestyle of its people. This book will be enjoyed by children ages six to ten, as well as by their parents. Other Thai stories in this book include: How the Bay of Bangkok Came to Be Sri of Thailand There Is No Such Thing As a Secret Why the Tiger Is Striped The Footprint of the Buddha

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Marion D. Toth is a writer and teacher with a fascination for folklore. A native of Montana, she received her B.A. in English Literature from Eastern College in St. David's Pennsylvania and her M.A. and D.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania. She has spent time in Thailand where she taught creative writing at the International School in Bangkok, and has published many articles about Thai legends and culture. Thailand native Patcharee Meesukhon has illustrated numerous children's books for publishers in Thailand, Australia, India and other parts of the world.

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