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The Norse Myths

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 030776317X
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Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Storytelling Art And Technique

Author: Ellin Greene
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313078610
Size: 63.87 MB
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Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.

Chinese Fairy Tales And Fantasies

Author: Moss Roberts
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307760421
Size: 47.38 MB
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This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

African American Folktales

Author: Roger Abrahams
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307803184
Size: 58.91 MB
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Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library

Genrefied Classics

Author: Tina Frolund
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581727
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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

The Essential Whole Earth Catalog

Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 9780385236416
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