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Tales of Wisdom & Wonder
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
From a monkey in search of more delicious misery ('misery' is what he believes 'honey' is called) to a man who 'sees with his ears,' this engaging collection of folklore is a colorful read. It is obvious that the author is a professional storyteller from the character of the tales, which read with all the liveliness of tales told by a seasoned teller. The selection of tales is also fresh, including tales as diverse as the Haitian tale, 'Monkey and Papa God,' the West African tale, 'The Blind Man and the Hunter,' as well as the Russian tale, 'Fish in the Forest.' While the source notes could be more extensive, they are included, which is an improvement from some folklore collections.
Date read: 9/28/2011
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