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Moon cakes to maize : delicious world folktales
Livo, Norma J., 1929-
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Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Resources, [1999]

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x, 181 pages ; 26 cm
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GR498 .L58 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Readers will discover a cornucopia of legends, fables, rhymes, and folktales featuring the theme of food in this irresistable collection.

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Norma J. Livo retired as professor of education at the University of Colorado at Denver in 1992. Author of many books on storytelling and folklore, she is a licensed private pilot, reviewer of children's books for the Rocky Mountain News, former National Storyteller Association board member, and past president of the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association.

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School Library Journal Review

Using food as a connecting thread, Livo has collected and edited legends, fables, rhymes, and traditional folktales from cultures worldwide. Either an ascribed author or country of origin is given for each piece. The tales are arranged in six sections with headings such as "Noodleheads," "Fables and Rhymes," "Herbs, Seasonings, and Spices," and "Magic and Trickery." Each chapter ends with "Food for Thought"-primarily research, writing, and drawing activities to extend the experience of the stories that seem to be geared toward upper elementary and middle school students. A three-page bibliography of primarily picture-book versions of the stories is appended. Many of the 46 well-chosen selections are familiar ("The Little Red Hen" and "Stone Soup"), while others will be new to readers. The stories are culturally rich; the retellings are straightforward.- Karen K. Radtke, Milwaukee Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.