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A treasury of twenty-seven myths and legends from around the world contains a diverse assortment of tales including the Indian legend of the young Buddha, the Jewish legend of the Golem, the Roman legend of Cupid and Psyche, and more.
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Geraldine McCaughrean has collected a myriad of tales from around the world that testify to the richness of the oral tradition and the limitlessness of imagination. From each of the continents come stories of bubbling pots, the son of a sun god, a whale with magical boots, variations of the gingerbread baby, the honesty of the farmer's son, the outwitting of the mighty by the small, dragons, Buddhas, and a magical red shell--just to mention a few of the fabulous ingredients of McCaughrean's cauldron. Christian Rodska is a fine narrator for this folktale collection. His pleasure in the tales is evident as he provides emphasis and pause so that the listener can consider the intricacies of each story. When Rodska takes on a particular character with voice change or dialect, that is just enough to involve the listener in the immediacy of the tale. This is a recording that bears listening to repeatedly. Appreciation will grow each time. A.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, MaineFrom Kirkus Reviews:
Continuing their collaboration on collections of stories (The Golden Hoard, 1996; The Silver Treasure, 1997), McCaughrean and Willey serve up 27 stories from around the world, focusing this time on individuals. Heroes or villains, all the people who inhabit these pages possess an inner strength of character, or a sense of destiny and purpose. Included are brief tales of Siddhartha, Faust, Psyche, Buddha, Sisyphus, and the Golem, an episode from Finland's Kalevala, an Aboriginal story, ``Bobbi Bobbi!,'' and works from West Africa, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Central America, the Polynesian islands, andit seemsthe rest of the globe. McCaughrean's poetic prose is wonderfully rhythmic, and carries readers effortlessly along on waves of story. The pictures, as in the earlier volumes, are most effective when dealing with non-human elements, atmospherically conjuring settings that borrow from all eras, all regions. The endnotes, this time, are perfunctory and too brief to contribute to readers' understanding of the tales' origins, but the storiesbrief and lyricalcarry the wealth and wisdom of the human experience. (Folklore. 10-14) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Chivers Audio Books, Hampton, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 2000. Audio Book. Condition: Good. 3 RELIABLE and sturdy audio cassette tapes withdrawn from the library. Some shelf wear and library markings to the clamshell box and the cassettes. The3 cassettes sit inside tested and clear sounding. Enjoy this worthwhile unabridged audio performance!. Seller Inventory # L6Audio41510085