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Tales from the Taiwanese (World Folklore Series)

 

Although there are many collections of Chinese folktales, there are not any that focus on the tales of Taiwan, which have evolved in a tradition separate and distinct from that of mainland China. The Taiwanese tradition embraces tales from the Han and other groups from the mainland, as well as those of the Yuanzhumin, the island's indigenous people indigenous. Here then, is a wonderful sampling of more than 20 Taiwanese tales that appeal to all ages-from how and why stories, humorous tales, and animal tales to stories that demonstrate Taiwanese values and ethics. In addition to the stories, readers will find a brief history of the island, and discussion questions and activity ideas to extend learning and enjoyment; as well as simple Taiwanese recipes, color photos, and traditional drawings. Stories can be read aloud to younger students, while older children will enjoy reading and performing them on their own. This delightful introduction to Taiwanese traditions is a superb educational tool, and a great addition to the storytelling shelf. Grades K-12.




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