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Crow & Fox and Other Animal Legends.

Thornhill, Jan.

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ISBN 10: 0671874284 / ISBN 13: 9780671874285
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1993
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, 4to, 32pp, color illustration on each page, red endpapers, color illustrted paper covered boards, in color illustrated dustjacket. Black remainder mark to bottom, else Fine hardcover; dustjacket has small tear at spine top edge, else Very Good dj. Bookseller Inventory # 375

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Title: Crow & Fox and Other Animal Legends.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of traditional tales about animals, from such parts of the world as India, West Africa, and South America.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 4-This collection of nine animal folktales does not answer the difficult question of why variants of the same story exist in different cultures, but it does an excellent job of showing the connections between them. These short tales are drawn from the folkloric traditions of India, West Africa, China, Australia, the Middle East, Norway, South America, the American Southwest, and Western Canada. All of them are cleverly linked together-the Indian "Elephant and Hare" leads into the West African "Hare and Tortoise," which is followed by the Chinese "Tortoise and Crane," etc. Thornhill's retellings are succinct yet graceful, and are ideal for sharing aloud. Her accomplished, vibrant, full-page gouache illustrations reinforce the varied settings and pay special attention to the stylized textures of the animal and plant life depicted. Each painting is framed by a border inspired by the culture each selection represents. Characters from one story often pop up in a successive tale's illustration, and all of the creatures are featured in the final picture. Thornhill includes a map that indicates the general area in which each selection is found and explains the border patterns, but provides no source notes for her retellings. Nonetheless, this book is a fine addition to folklore and storytelling collections.
Denise Anton Wright, Illinois State University, Normal
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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