Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Sep 30, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 165 pages
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Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories offers insights into the people and culture of the Philippines through dozens of tales representing the nation's various islands, regions, and cultural-ethnic groups. Designed to provide educators with material with which to enhance curriculum and lesson plans, the stories open a gateway to a rich and unique cultural mix.

The tales presented here are divided into animal stories, how and why stories, tales of enchantment, trickster tales, and scary stories. In them readers can discern not only the native Filipino culture, but the influences of the many peoples who have moved through and settled in the islands, most notably Malay, Chinese, and Spanish, but also Arab, Indian, and American. A brief history of the country, its people, and their cultural traditions is included, as are crafts, children's games, recipes, and color photos. Notes about the stories, a bibliography, and a glossary complete the volume.

  

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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

This tome is a most interesting collection of Filipino culture. Divided by genre, this is for many upper elementary to middle school students. There is variety within each genre and is well indexed as ... Read full review

Contents

TALES OF ENCHANTMENT
21
POUR QUOI TALES HOW AND WHY TALES
63
TRICKSTER TALES
105
SCARY STORIES
117
GAMES CRAFTS AND RECIPES
131
Notes about the Tales
143
Bibliography
155
Glossary
161
Index
163
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About the author (2011)

Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

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