Thai Tales: Folktales of Thailand (Google eBook)

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Margaret Read MacDonald
Libraries Unlimited, 1994 - Education - 152 pages
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Margaret Read MacDonald, renowned author of more than 15 books on folklore and storytelling, teams up with librarian Supaporn Vathanaprida to present this fascinating folktale collection and introduction to Thai thought. Drawing on memories of her childhood in Northern Thailand, Supaporn shares her tales and comments to help both adults and children understand the surprising world of Thai folklore and culture. The 28 engaging stories show many aspects of the Buddhist worldview in action. Humorous stories, animal tales, teaching tales of Buddhist monks, and tales of amazing magical events that entertain the Thai imagination are included in the collection.

  

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Book: Thai Tales: Folktales of Thailand Author: Margaret R. MacDonald Characters: Phra Sri, Sa (trickster) and Buddhist novice Setting: Old Thailand Theme: Tricking the trickster Genre: Folktale ... Read full review

Contents

Lying Tales i
1
Humorous Tales
13
Animal Tales
25
Jataka Tales
35
Tales
49
Tales
50
Local Legends
75
Elaborate Tales
89
Tales of Helpful Gods
105
Chapter 9The Place of Buddhism in Thai Life
115
Comparative Notes and Sources for Tales
123
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About the author (1994)

Vathanaprida grew up in Thailand where she grew up hearing traditional stories told by her great-grandmother.

Margaret Read MacDonald is a storyteller, author, folklorist, and children's librarian, whom School Library Journal has called "a grand dame of storytelling." Ms. MacDonald is the author of numerous books, including pickin' peas, illustrated by Pat Cummings, and the award-winning book The Parents' Guide to Storytelling. She lives in Kirkland, Washington.

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