Grandmothers' Stories: Wise Woman Tales from Many Cultures

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Grandmothers' Stories: Wise Woman Tales from Many Cultures

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Rating : 4.16 (699 Votes)
Asin : 1902283244
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-01-17
Language : English

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"beautiful short stories" according to britneyxyz. Everyone in my family enjoys the stories in this book. Two of the stories (Mother Holle and The Old Woman who was not afraid) we had heard from other story collections. This collection is interesting because it combines stories from east and west while most collections are from a specific region.I especially like the first story about a midwife, because it portrays the gift patience and understanding of the profess. Well-told stories from various traditions I am curious to know whether the author of the previous review was reading the same book as me! My impression is totally different. The stories in this lovely collection ALL feature a wise old woman who overcomes various circumstances, or who possess wisdom that is shared with others in her midst (usually children). The stories come from Spain, Germany, Japan, and Senegal to name a few, and the illustrations give a. All I know is T. CLARK I was in the car with my 11 year old grandson who had just "earned" his Nintendo DS rights back and he was hard at it. I turned on this CD and while it's true he didn't turn the game off, he sure did pay attention to the stories. We got out to run an errand and as soon as we got back into the car he asked to hear more stories AND after almost every one ended, he wanted to know if there were more. "That's not the la

A fresh and witty retelling is complemented by finely detailed and mesmerizing illustrations.. With spirited grandmothers from as far afield as Senegal and Sweden, all of these tales are rich with humor, action and suspense. The stories in this anthology illustrate many of the qualities of the wise woman, offering readers of all ages a new perspective on the grandmother character that is usually presented in fairy tales as either menacingly evil or dim-witted and useless

This is for a younger audience than Kathleen Ragan's more encyclopedic Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved Sisters (Norton, 1998).-Sue Sherif, Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, AK Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.. She has definitely chosen the role of author rather than ethnographer. The lively vignettes and occasional full-paged art make this collection especially accessible as a read-aloud or read-alone. Detailed border scenes unique to each story appear along the bottom of each page. Her smooth retellings are enhanced by Bailey's jewel-toned, gouache illustrations. From School Library JournalGr 1-5-Mut n retells eight folktales with the purpose of restoring the image of the wise woman "as a benevole

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