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The Jewish Story Finder

Author : Sharon Barcan Elswit
ISBN : 9780786492862
Genre : Reference
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"Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some tales centuries old and others freshly imagined include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes on such subjects as justice, community, cause/effect, and mitzvahs"--Provided by publisher.

The Latin American Story Finder

Author : Sharon Barcan Elswit
ISBN : 9781476622293
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Anything is possible in the world of Latin American folklore, where Aunt Misery can trap Death in a pear tree; Amazonian dolphins lure young girls to their underwater city; and the Feathered Snake brings the first musicians to Earth. One in a series of folklore reference guides ("...an invaluable resource..."--School Library Journal), this book features summaries of 470 tales told in Mexico, Central America and South America, a region underrepresented in collections of world folklore. The volume sends users to the best stories retold in English from the Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations, Spanish and Portuguese missionaries and colonists, African slave cultures, indentured servants from India, and more than 75 indigenous tribes from 21 countries. The tales are grouped into themed sections with a detailed subject index.

The Essential Jewish Stories

Author : Seymour Rossel
ISBN : 1602801711
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The East Asian Story Finder

Author : Sharon Barcan Elswit
ISBN : 0786495480
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A reference guide to 468 stories and folktales from China, Japan, and Korea, this book aims to lead storytellers, folklorists, teachers, and librarians to both popular and lesser-known East Asian stories. Selected for their multicultural appeal to listeners and readers, the stories are divided cross-culturally into broad subject categories, from tales of supernatural love and devotion to stories dealing with Tengu, Tokkaebi, and other mystical creatures.

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250164
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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The Cow Tail Switch

Author : Harold Courlander
ISBN : 0805002987
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Humorous and ironical folk tales revealing the customs and thought of the West Africans.

Gilgamesh Epic And Old Testament Parallels

Author : Alexander Heidel
ISBN : 0226323986
Genre : Religion
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Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical relationship of Hebrew and Mesopotamian ideas.

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