The Flying Dutchman and Other Folktales from the Netherlands (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Social Science - 260 pages
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Here is a broad sampling of traditional and contemporary Dutch tales that will entertain and inform readers and listeners of all ages. From animal tales and tales of magic to religious and realistic stories, and contemporary urban legends, you'll find in this collection scores of tales, riddles, puzzles, and jokes to savor and share. Many of the stories are rooted in the traditional rural society of the Netherlands, while others have sprung from the modern, urban, and multi-ethnic society that Holland is today. Background information on the country and the stories, and color photographs and illustrations, along with a detailed bibliography, makes this a well-rounded resource for educators, folklore scholars, and general readers. All levels.

  

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Part of the World Folklore Series put out by Libraries Unlimited, The Flying Dutchman contains 125 folktales from the Netherlands, and is divided into ten thematic sections. Ranging from animal fables ... Read full review

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Contents

WHY BEARS HAVE SHORT TAILS
3
THE FOX AND THE WOLF
4
THE LIONS SHARE
6
THE WOLF AND THE GOAT
7
THE HISTORY OF OLDBOVETJE
8
THE DOG AND THE SPARROW
10
WHY THE BEANS HAVE BLACK SPOTS
12
ANANSI THE SPIDER
13
SMALL VERSUS BIG
148
IN CHAINS
149
THE TRUCK DRIVER
150
ONCE A THIEF ALWAYS A THIEF
151
THE SPOILT WEDDING
152
CHINESE FOOD
153
THE WANDERING COMFORTER
154
A DIRTY ROTTEN TRICK
155

TALES OF MAGIC
17
BLUEBEARD
19
THE CHOCOLATE HOUSE
20
THE OLD HAG
22
BERTHA AND THE SEVEN MONKEYS
27
ROZINA
29
ROSERED AND LILYWHITE
38
THE FROG
40
THE LITTLE MAGIC FISH
41
A PRODIGY
54
THE EVIL STEPMOTHER
58
THE ROSE VIOLET
61
RELIGIOUS TALES
65
SAINT NICOLAS AND THE THREE STUDENTS
67
SAINT BONIFACE
69
BLASPHEMY
70
REALISTIC TALES
71
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
73
NO WORRIES
76
THE THIEF UNDER THE TABLECLOTH
78
THE SOLDIER AND THE KING
79
THE HOUSE WITH THE HEADS
81
THE SOLDIER OF BARRAHUIS
84
TALES OF THE STUPID DEVIL OR OGRE
88
STRONG TOBACCO
89
THE STONE OWLBOARDS
90
TRADITIONAL LEGENDS
93
WHY THE WATER IN THE NORTH SEA IS SALT
95
WHY FEBRUARY ONLY HAS 28 DAYS
97
WHY THE PIGS ROOT IN THE MUD
98
THE BOULDER OF AMERSFOORT
100
HOW THE PEOPLE LEARNED TO EAT POTATOES
101
HANSIE BRINKERS OF SPAARNDAM
102
HERE IS THE TIME
104
THE MERMAID OF WESTENSCHOUWEN
105
THE MERMAID OF EDAM
107
THE INQUISITIVE FARMER
108
THE CHANGELING
109
THE LEGEND OF THE WHITE WOMEN
110
THE TALE OF ELLERT AND BRAMMERT IN ELLERTSVELD
113
JAN WITHOUT FEAR
115
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
117
TWO WITCHES WHO WENT TO THE WINE CELLAR
120
THE BEWITCHED SHIP
123
THE BEWITCHED MILL
125
THE CAT FAIR
127
JACK OF CLUBS GETS JENEVER
128
THE WITCHES IN THE SIEVE
129
THE WEREWOLF
130
THE GODLESS WOMAN
131
THE WOMAN OF STAVOREN
132
CHILDRENSDIKE
134
THE HERRING IN THE BUCKET
136
THE FALL OF TIDDE WINNENGA
137
THE BASILISK OF UTRECHT
138
CONTEMPORARY LEGENDS
141
DUTCH
143
THE POLICE ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS
144
THE HITCHHIKER
145
GRANDDAD ON THE RUN
146
KANGAROO ROBS ATHLETE PARALYMPICS
147
THE FISHING TRIP
156
THE MAN WHO LIKED BAKED BEANS
158
GUARDIAN ANGEL
159
BICYCLE
161
THE STOLEN CREDIT CARD
162
COLD AS ICE
163
THE INSOLUBLE SUM
164
WHAT IS GUTS?
165
CIRCUS BEAR
166
BIOLOGY PRACTICAL
167
FISHING IN THE MIST
168
SHARP FOOD
169
TRIVIAL
170
RIDDLES AND PUZZLES
171
THE WOLF THE GOAT AND THE CABBAGE
173
THE TWO GUARDS
174
THE SNAIL IN THE PIT
175
THE ROOM WITH THREE LIGHTBULBS
176
RIDDLEJOKES
177
ANECDOTES AND JOKES
183
THE GIFT OF THE GHOST
185
THE SNOWCHILD
186
WHOS IN CHARGE?
187
WHOSO DIGGETH A PIT
189
THE BLIND SPINSTER
190
THE MASTER THIEF
191
THE SHEEPHEADS OF DORDRECHT
194
JAN WITH THE MAGIC POT
196
THE MAN WHO FELL FROM HEAVEN
200
THE LONG SPRING
201
THE FARMER AND THE LAWYER
203
I AM SO
204
HANNES AND THE STATUE OF SAINT ANTHONY
205
THE POLE OF OOSTERLITTENS
209
MAYOR OX
211
JAN AND TRIJNTJE
213
YOU SHOULDNT HAVE DONE THAT
216
DIVIDING NUTS IN THE CHURCHYARD
217
THE SAWNTHROUGH PULPIT
219
SPOON AS PROOF
220
A LIE
221
BAUKE THE SKATER
222
THE MOSQUITOES OF DALFSEN
224
MONKEY TRICK
227
A CLEVER DOG
228
THE MAGICIAN AND THE PARROT
230
THE SOCCER TALENT
231
THE ENGLISH LORD
232
THE TAPEWORM
233
ADAMS FAULT
234
AFTER CREATION
235
NASREDDIN HODJA
236
FORMULA TALES
237
IT WAS NIGHT
239
THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG
240
THE JAPANESE STONECUTTER
243
THE THOUSANDTH BAR OF SOAP
248
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING
249
INDEX
251
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About the author (2008)

THEO MEDER is a folk narrative researcher at the department of ethnology, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and senior researcher and manager of the Dutch Folktale Database (www.verhalenbank.nl) as well as the expertise center DOC Volksverhaal for documentation and research of folktales in the Netherlands. He has published many books and articles, including several picture books of Dutch folktales.

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