Magical Tales from Many Lands

Magical Tales from Many Lands From a wide variety of traditions around the world come fourteen folktales of magic mystery and mischief To each artist Jae Ray brings her rich glowing colors her elegant sense of figure and form

  • Title: Magical Tales from Many Lands
  • Author: MargaretMayo Jane Ray
  • ISBN: 9780525450177
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From a wide variety of traditions around the world come fourteen folktales of magic, mystery, and mischief To each, artist Jae Ray brings her rich, glowing colors, her elegant sense of figure and form, and her gift for detail.A Zulu tales tells of the indomitable Unanana, who rescues her two children from an elephant s belly From Japan comes the story of a timeless shimmFrom a wide variety of traditions around the world come fourteen folktales of magic, mystery, and mischief To each, artist Jae Ray brings her rich, glowing colors, her elegant sense of figure and form, and her gift for detail.A Zulu tales tells of the indomitable Unanana, who rescues her two children from an elephant s belly From Japan comes the story of a timeless shimmering kingdom beneath the sea In a rousing African American story, a band of witches get their comeuppance Fantastic transformations, diguises, magical objects, and spirits reveal a powerful world beyond the senses, a world that influences justice and happiness in human affairs.While suggesting the diversity of the earth s people, this gorgeous collection, crafted for reading aloud or alone, also shows through themes of kindness, courge, stadfastness, and love, how much we all share.

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    1. This caught my eye while I was shelving books at the library. I love fairytales and I thought the illustrator was the same person who worked on Barefoot Book of Princesses (also retellings), but it turns out I was mistaken though the styles are quite similar. I feel like this was good enough to add to my (hypothetical) daughter's list of books I will read to her, but I wasn't too impressed by it. I recognized one of the stories and there were a couple that I liked, but most of them were just "me [...]

    2. I've been reading umpteen collections of folktales for a storytelling class. I can attest that it is really hard to find stories that are great for oral storytelling. Or rather, stories that I personally want to tell. This collection has 14 tales and I want to tell at least 8 of them. That's a good collection! Many of the stories have been anthologized elsewhere, but I find Margaret Mayo's versions particularly appealing. Also wonderful is the artwork by Jane Ray.

    3. I would recommend the book" Magical Tales from Many Lands” which is retold by Margaret Mayo and Illustrated by Jane Ray. This book is a multicultural book that has 14 short stories from different cultures: Arabic, Japanese, Jewish and Chinese and more. The short stories are very entertaining and provide an historical take on fiction. Just like folk tales, these short stories enlighten the reader into a journey of the imagination. This one book makes fourteen cultures accessible to the classroo [...]

    4. One of the most formative books of my childhood. A great range of stories, from the south of Africa, ancient Persia, Russia and North America. Gorgeous art. Really beautiful. The kind of book that you cherish as a child and appreciate more and more as you get old. I'd love to have my copy to hand now, but as it is I'm hoping it's survived the better back of a decade in my parents' cellar (a very humid cellar in Bermudat great chances for survivalill. Fingers crossed).

    5. Picked this up specifically for the Zulu tale of Unanana and the Enormous One-Tusked Elephant. Akin to Little Red Riding Hood. At the beginning I expected a moral to the story. If there is one, this version doesn't include it.

    6. Interesting and intriguing set of tales from around the world, most of which I'd never read before. Really enjoyed this one, although the illustrations seemed a bit chunky and glaring in their colors at times to me, they still were very nice. :)

    7. I read this book countless times as a kid, and I still enjoy them. I've always loved retelling of folk stories which give you a small taste of that certain culture or time and Mayo captures it well in this book. I also have tons of memories with this

    8. I remember borrowing this book from my library in elementary school. I used to love it, the pictures were so beautiful so I borrowed it out every week from the library!!

    9. Read this in first grade, I always thought that it was pretty cool. It would make a nice gift for a kid who has a thing for fairytales.

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