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The Magic Egg and Other Tales From Ukraine
The stories in this book hold many opportunities for learning. They demonstrate the value of honesty, generosity, and kindness. They show us that animals can be great friends to people and that people have a natural place in the world.


 
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ISBN: 9781563084256

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Retold by Barbara J. Suwyn

The stories in this book hold many opportunities for learning. They demonstrate the value of honesty, generosity, and kindness. They show us that animals can be great friends to people and that people have a natural place in the world. These tales also acquaint readers and listeners with the cultural roots of a country and people who have been too long forgotten. Ukraine, which has only recently emerged from the shadow of the Soviet Union, is a country rich in history and culture. Its folk literature is vast, and reading through it involves a bit of excavation. Here readers can find ancient pagan elements, Christian themes and characters, and modern populist influences. They will recognize parallels with tales from Western Europe as well as with those of Russia, Turkey, Poland, and other neighboring countries and groups. For example, some readers will note similarities between the character of the Little Fox in this collection and the notorious Reynard of Germany and Eastern Europe. Many will recognize the Cinderella tale, which takes on some unique twists in the Ukrainian version ("The Golden Slipper"). These and other folktales of Ukraine have been shaped through history by a multitude of hearts and voices as they have been handed down from generation to generation. Through this process they have become richly layered with meaning.

Some color illustrations and black and white photos. There are five sections to this book:

Introduction to Ukrainian Folktales and Ukrainian History
Part I - Animal Tales - 9 stories.
Part II - How and Why Stories - 7 stories
Part III - Moral Stories - 8 stories
Part IV- Legends and Fairy Tales - 9 stories
Features
  • Hardcover
  • 222 pages
  • Some Color and black and white photos
  • Size 7" x 10.25' - 18cm x 26cm


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