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The Boy at the Dike: A Dutch Folktale (Folktales from Around the World)

M J York

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ISBN 10: 1614732191 / ISBN 13: 9781614732198
Published by Child's World
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2665526878

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Title: The Boy at the Dike: A Dutch Folktale (...

Publisher: Child's World

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Readers learn how one child can make a difference when a young boy saves a village by plugging a hole in a dike with his finger.

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Prepare to be whisked away to foreign lands in the Folktales from around the World series. Each title presents a story native to a particular country or continent through simple text (which begins with “Once upon a time” or “Many years ago”) and illustrations that stylistically represent the culture. The Boy at the Dike tells of a lad named Peter who kept back “the angry waters of the sea” in Holland by plugging a hole in a dike with his finger. A world map, with the featured country highlighted and labeled, appears at the end of each entry along with a one-page afterword that explains common characteristics of folktales, from the prevalence of magical elements to their moralistic nature, as well as basic country facts. A nice introduction to the oral storytelling tradition for both classroom settings and one-on-one sharing. Grades K-3. --Ann Kelley

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