Lao Folktales

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Libraries Unlimited, 2008 - Education - 205 pages
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This collection seeks to fill a gap in folktale literature by offering tales of the Lao. Organized by broad themes and types, it offers more than 50 tales, including creation myths, animal tales, Buddhist Jataka and moral stories, trickster tales, riddles, ghost stories, local legends and more from peoples on both sides of the Mekong River. In addition, the book includes general information about Lao geography, peoples, and history, as well as recipes, games crafts, color photos and line drawings.

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Contents

Lao Folktales
1
Buddhist Jataka and Moral Tales
7
A Flying Lesson
14
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

DR. WAJUPPA TOSSA, an educator and storyteller, teaches English and American Literature, Children's Literature, and Storytelling at Mahasarakham University in Thailand; is founder of the university's Storytelling Project; is author of a Lao Folk Course and several scholarly books on Lao Folk traditions; and appears at storytelling festivals worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Gisa Jahnichen, born in Halle (Saale), Germany, currently working on musicology, anthropology, and audiovisual archiving, was doing research over more than 25 years in South East Asia. She is teaching at various universities in Europe and Asia, among them Universiti Putra Malaysia, encouraging many of her students in developing their observation and description skills in different research areas.

Margaret Read MacDonald is a children's librarian turned storyteller who travels the world sharing tales. Her many picture book retellings include The Boy from the Dragon Palace, Little Rooster's Diamond Button, and Mabela the Clever. When not traveling, she lives near Seattle, Washington.

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