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Sitting at the Feet of the Past: Retelling the North American Folktale for Children

Book Description

Must a folktale be connected to its culture? Can a tale with universal applications be transmitted from one culture to another without loss? Does a teller from one culture have the ability--or even the right--to relate a tale from another culture? What happens to a tale when it leaves the oral and adult arenas and appears in print for children? Is it legitimate for a reteller to create v... More
Book Information
PublisherPraeger Pub
BindingHardcover (2 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages256
Publication Date09/15/1992
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About Donald R. Hettinga (Author, Editor) : Donald R. Hettinga is a published author and an editor of young adult books. Published credits of Donald R. Hettinga include The Brothers Grimm: Two Lives, One Legacy, British Children's Writers, 1914... more
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About Gary D. Schmidt (Editor) : Gary Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor fo... more
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