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Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb
The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald

23 stories of thumblings from many cultures. Suggested activities for a unit on thumblings. Some of the stories are fun to tell, others designed to read aloud. Good for cross-cultural folktale comparison.

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Paperback  1993  Oryx Press  $29.50  184 pages  0897747283 

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"eminently useful for professional, storytelling, and comparative folklore collections"  ...Booklist

"MacDonald offers many suggestions for increasing the joy of storytelling and reducing the stress the beginning teller often encounters"  ...School Library Journal

"Because it gathers in one place stories along a certain theme that are multicultural, this volume would enrich nearly any children's literature reference collection. "  ...Reference Book Review, Vol 16, no. 2

"This book reads well, the stories are interesting, and the research and suggestions for presenters are right on the mark. "  ...Territorial Tattler, Winter 1994

"Definitely an asset to multicultural literature and make the comprehension of other cultures that much more accessible."  ...Multicultural Education, Fall 1995

"Another excellent addition to a series which has maintained a high professional quality for students of comparative folklore, storytellers, teachers, and librarians."  ...Come-All-Ye, Spring 1994

"MacDonald's book tales storytelling one step farther by involving the listener, thus making a storytelling a shared experience. ...and effective and essential teaching tool that can be used to address cultural diversity."  ...Emergency Librarian, March-APril1994

"Eminently useful for professional, storytelling, and comparative folklore collections."  ...Booklist, July 1993

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