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Under the Starfruit Tree: Folktales from Vietnam

Alice M. Terada

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ISBN 10: 0613979273 / ISBN 13: 9780613979276
Published by University of Hawaii Press
Condition: GOOD Hardcover
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Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2572362348

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Title: Under the Starfruit Tree: Folktales from ...

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:GOOD

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Presents stories from North and South Vietnam, providing insight into the history, culture, and religious beliefs of mountain tribes, lowland farmers, and fishing people.

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Twenty-seven tales culled from North and South Vietnam and translated by native speakers are grouped in four sections: foibles and quirks; tales from the lowlands and the highlands; the spirit world; and food, love and laughter. The telling is graceful, the tone at once serious and lighthearted. Each narration is followed by an afterword that lovingly reveals customs, beliefs and values. The informative notes function exactly as notes should, enlarging concepts as they show readers ways to reread for enrichment. Some of the ideas are sophisticated, like "tu luyen," in which meditation can result in an animal becoming human. A pleasant way to pick up a great deal of exotic flavor about the fishing life, the place of Buddhist karma and Confucian ethics, the many governments that ruled Vietnam over the centuries, and animal symbolism. This book is a handsome success. Ages 7-12.
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