Indonesian Folktales

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Libraries Unlimited, 2003 - Fiction - 144 pages
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The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups with diverse cultures and languages. Focusing on the rich heritage of the country, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed "World Folklore Series" presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language. Build your multicultural collection or expand your repertoire with tales that provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia. Six thematic groups are presented: Jealous and Envious Brothers and Sisters; Stories of Independent Princesses; Stories of Ungrateful Children; Stories about Rice; Stories of Place Legends; and Stories of How Things Come to Be.

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Contents

Stories About Rice
68
WHY RICE GRAINS ARE SO SMALL WEST SUMATERA PROVINCE
69
THE ORIGIN OF RICE ON JAVA ISLAND CENTRAL JAVA PROVINCE
71
THE ORIGIN OF RICE FLORES IN WEST NUSA TENGGARA PROVINCE
77
THE ORIGIN OF RICECENTRAL KALIMANTAN PORVINCE
79
HOW RICE GROWS IN THE WET RICE FIELD CENTRAL SULAWESI PROVINCE
81
Stories of How Things Come to Be
83
THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF KUNDI VILLAGE BANGKABELITUNG PROVINCE
84

FOOD
15
GAMES
18
CRAFTS
21
Jealous and Envious Brothers and Sisters
26
TATTADU SOUTH SULAWESI
27
BUJANG PERMAI PASAR BARU REGENCY IN WEST SUMATERA
31
MOLEK RIAU PROVINCE
37
THE THREE BROTHERS LAMPUNG PROVINCE
41
Stories of Independent Princesses
44
PRINCESS WHITE HAIR PERIGI VILLAGE IN SOUTH SUMATERA PROVINCE
45
PRINCESS PINANG MASAK SENURO VILLAGE IN SOUTH SUMATERA PROVINCE
48
PRINCESS KEMANG BENGKULU
50
Stories of Ungrateful Children
53
THE LEGEND OF MALIN KUNDANG WEST SUMATERA PROVINCE
54
THE SPOILED LITTLE KITTEN DELI SERDANG IN NORTH SUMATERA PROVINCE
57
SIKINTAN JAMU RGION IN ACEH PROVINCE
59
RAWA TEKULUK WEST SUMATERA PROVINCE
62
BATU BADAUNG UTAH VILLAGE ON SAPARUA ISLAND IN SOUTH MALUKA PROVINCE
65
WHY GOAT EATS GRASS EAST NUSA TENGGARA
85
WHY SHRIMP ARE CROOKED CENTRAL KALIMANTAN PROVINCE
86
THE ORIGIN OFTHE BANYAN TREECENTRAL JAVA PROVINCE
90
THE ORIGIN OFTHE TRUNYAN PEOPLE BALI PROVINCE
93
Legends About Places
96
THE LEGEND OF A LAKE TOBA LAKE NORTH SUMATERA PROVINCE
97
THE LEGEND OF A HILLBUKITKELAMWEST KALIMANTAN PROVINCE
100
THE LEGEND OF A SWAMP RAWA BENING CENTRAL JAVA PROVINCE
102
THE LEGEND O STONE BATU PELANDUK EAST KALIMANTAN PROVINCE
105
THE LEGEND OF A CITY BANYUWANGI EAST JAVA PROVINCE
109
THE LEGEND OF A RIVER SEMBRA RIVER PAPUA PROVINCE
111
THE LEGEND OF A MOUNTAIN TALANG MOUNTAINWEST SUMATERA PROVINCE
114
MOTIFS AND TALE SOURCES
119
GLOSSARY
129
BIBLIOGRAPHY
133
Index
137
ABOUT THE AUTHOR EDITOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
143
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Page 134 - The Storyteller's Sourcebook: A Subject, Title and Motif-Index to Folklore Collections for Children by Margaret Read MacDonald (Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research, 1982).

About the author (2003)

Murti Bunanta is an author, educator, and storyteller. She received her doctorate from ehe University of Indonesia and is founder and president of Kelampok Pencinta Bacaan Anak, the Society for the Advancement of Children's Literature, a nonprofit organization that pioneers programs to develop children's reading in Indonesia.

Margaret Read MacDonald is an author, storyteller, and librarian. She holds a PhD in Folklore from Indiana University and is the author of over 30 books on folklore and storytelling.

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