This beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book showcases many of the stories and fairy tales from Asia.
For thousands of years, parents around the world have been telling their children stories; at bedtime, over the dinner table, and around the fire. Each country has its own set of fascinating tales, which are especially enjoyable for children to discover. Asian Children's Favorite Stories
is a marvelous collection of 13 beautifully told folktales from eight major countries in Asia-China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Open the pages of this fascinating storybook to introduce your child to the wonders of Asia-and the joy of finding new favorites to read over and over again. Asian children's stories include:
- The Waters of Olive Lake—CHINA
- Why Cats and Dogs Don't Get Along—KOREA
- The Clever Rabbit and Numskull—INDIA
- The Crane's Gratitude—JAPAN
- Why the Tapir Has No Tail—MALAYSIA
- Baka the Cow and Kalabaw the Water Buffalo—PHILIPPINES
- And many more!
The Children's Favorite Stories
series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories,
and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories
David Conger studied electrical engineering and Japanese at Brigham Young University. He became interested in Asian history and folklore while living in Japan for two years.
Marian Davies Toth's work has achieved national recognition in the United States. While living in Thailand, she taught creative writing at the International School in Bangkok.
Kay Lyons has lived in Malaysia for over thirty years. She is the author of Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories.
Joan Suyenaga, grew up with Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, the first title in this popular series. She has been writing, translating and editing for the past twenty years in Indonesia.
Liana Romulo lives mostly in the Philippines but has also lived in Thailand, Belgium, and the United States. Her first picture book, Filipino Children's Favorite Stories, was a national best-seller in the Philippines.
"The stories are retold in crisp, contemporary idiom and use rich, expressive language that makes them great for reading aloud, whether at home or in school." —Papertigers.org blog
"The illustrations allow the reader to picture the culture as well as the setting. The stories bring in various parts of the culture…as well as some of the structure of the society. As always I find these stories a fun way to bring the culture alive…" —Crafty Moms Share blog