A World of Stories: Traditional Tales for Children

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A World of Stories is a collection of myths, hero tales, folk tales, and fables adapted for children (along with modern stories that adapt conventions from these genres). The approximately 130 selections provide students with essential multicultural texts. The wide range of important selections are drawn from around the world, offering students in today's ethnically diverse classrooms a more balanced picture of children's literature than is offered by existing collections, which tend to focus solely on the Western tradition.

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· Offers a multicultural perspective with stories from around the world

· Includes 130 stories, arranged topically to facilitate comparisons across different traditions

· Provides students with helpful background material through section introductions and headnotes for each story

· Editors have strived to achieve a balance of male and female central characters

· Provides a balance between the traditional tales and their literary adaptations that helps students to understand the tenacity of certain stories across different cultures and different historical periods

· Includes section introductions, headnotes for each selection, footnotes, and appendices that provide important background information without imposing specific critical or theoretical points of view

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Raymond E. Jones is a Professor and Jon C. Stott is a Professor Emeritus, both in the Department of English, University of Alberta.

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