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    [EPUB] (The Talking Tree and other Stories) Augusta Baker ☆ 5 Free read Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Augusta Baker While calling this book amazing might be a bit of a stretch the truth is that I found it uite rewarding and have nothing bad to say about it True the way the stories are presented and perhaps edited is sometimes a little ridiculous but I consider that part of the fun of reading 1950s fairy tale collectionsI was happy to find some tales that were new to me in this book I've read uite a few collections up to this point in my life so I often e

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    [EPUB] (The Talking Tree and other Stories) I really liked this book Not because the stories within are particularly good in any absolute sense but because growing up with such tame children's stories gives a sort of old timey veneer to these 1920's tales Th

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    [EPUB] (The Talking Tree and other Stories) Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Augusta Baker Augusta Baker ☆ 5 Free read The introduction alone was a wonderful window on the storytelling history of New York Public Library and on the idealistic historical spirit of the 1950s The stories are charming and illogical as true fairy tales are It's always interesting to me which tales have survived into the popular consciousness of the present day and how they've changed In this version of Rumpelstiltskin for example the impossible task is ordi

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  • Hardcover
  • 255
  • The Talking Tree and other Stories
  • Augusta Baker
  • English
  • 03 May 2020
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Free read The Talking Tree and other Stories ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ngary Poland Jewish India and ChinaContents include The Talking Tree Italy Vardiello Italy Cinderella England Tom Tit Tot England The Fair Wife Wales New Puw's Farewell Wales The Horned Woman Ireland The Coming of Finn Ireland The Seal Catcher and the Merman Scotland The Fox and the Wolf Scotland The Lame Dog Sweden The Princess and the Glass Mountain Sweden The Mill At the Bottom of the Sea Denmark To the Devil With the Money Denmark. I happened to pick this up from a library book discard bin and it is now one of my favorite fairy tale collections It has many uniue stories and introduced me to a personal favorite The Blue Lake

Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Augusta BakerThe Talking Tree and other Stories

Free read The Talking Tree and other Stories ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This book is a collection of fairy tales compiled by Augusta Baker the Supervisor of Storytelling at the New York Public Library in 1955 While some of the tales have appeared in numerous folk tale and fairy tale books since this volume's publication others are uncommon drawn from collections long out of printThe stories are grouped into the following categories Italy England Wales Ireland Scotland Sweden Denmark Norway Spain Brazil Hu. When The Talking Tree and other Stories was published in 1955 Augusta Baker had been the head of storytelling at the New York Public Library for two years When she was appointed the Coordinator of Children s Services in 1961 she became the first African American ever to hold an administrative position in that institution Her work in researching and promoting children s literature that portrayed African Americans in a positive light had national influence as did her work with the American Library Association s Children s Services Division and on various Newbery and Caldecott committeesIn light of this pioneering role in the world of children s literature and librarianship I was eager to read her book the first of two such international folkloric anthologies the second being The Golden Lynx and Other Tales published in 1960 I was somewhat surprised to find that none of the twenty eight tales contained herein are African or African American a selection choice that had me wondering in light of Baker s activism to promote positive literature about blacks whether this was the result of her own editorial process or one imposed upon her by her publishers Of course there s nothing to say that an African American must include tales with an African background but the information that these stories were selected from those actually told at library story hours suggests that the program was not yet as inclusive as it could have beenLeaving this aside I enjoyed the selections that were presented although I found the text itself a little old fashioned This probably isn t so surprising given the fact that many of the selections were taken from older collections Here the reader will encounter The Talking Tree an Italian tale in which a king determined to have all the rarest and most beautiful things in his palace sets out to find the Talking Tree freeing the King of Spain s daughter in the process Vardiello another Italian story originally found in Giambattista Basile s The Pentamerone in which a prudent woman named Grannonia manages her half wit son well enough that he does not give away their good fortune Cinderella which is listed here as an English tale although I have always considered it French at least in this form Tom Tit Tot an English variant on the well known Rumpelstiltskin tale type in which a strange little man offers to weave five skeins of flax a night for the distressed ueen but asks a terrible price in return The Fairy Wife a Welsh story in which a young farmer kidnaps a fairy maiden eventually making her his wife until an accident sends her back to her people Ned Puw s Farewell an eerie tale first recorded in The Welsh Fairy Book in which a fiddler disappears into the terrible Tal Clegir Cave one night The Horned Woman in which an Irish housewife defeats the twelve witches who occupy her house one night with the help of the Spirit of the Well The Coming of Finn in which Fionn mac Cumhall one of the greatest heroes in Irish mythology first appears at Tara winning his rightful place by defeating the terrible wizard Allen son of Midna The Seal Catcher and the Merman a Scots tale in which a great seal hunter is confronted with the results of his work when he is brought to the underwater lair of the seal people This is clearly a selkie tale although that word is not used The Fox and the Wolf a rather Aesopic fable set in Scotland in which a fox uses deception to hoard an entire cask of butter only to get his just deserts in the end The Lame Dog a fascinating Swedish tale that is very similar in its first half to the Norwegian East o the Sun and West o the Moon or the Greco Roman Cupid and Psyche Here a young princess weds a lame dog rather than a white bear and is taken to his fantastic palace where her every desire is granted But her curiosity about her husband leads to disaster and soon she must seek for her lost love facing three trials of loyalty The Princess and the Glass Mountain a Swedish tale in which a young man is aided by a magical wild man a dwarf perhaps in his uest to win a beautiful princess This tale reminded me strongly of the Russian story of Chestnut Grey or the Norwegian The Maid on the Glass Mountain found in Asbj rnsen and Moe s collection The Mill at the Bottom of the Sea a Danish poruoi tale also found in the work of Hans Christian Andersen explaining how the sea became salt To the Devil With the Money another Danish tale in which a very foolish man manages to lose all the money given to him by his three troll sons in law eventually perishing through his imitation of their antics The Magic Apples a Norwegian story in which a young man wins the hand of a reluctant princess with the help of some unusual apples that cause horns to grow on the head of she that eats them East of the Sun and West of the Moon that classic Norwegian tale in which a young girl is married to a white bear until her curiosity causes her to lose him precipitating an extraordinary uest to win him back The Blue Lake an epic eleven part fairy tale from Spain in which the evil sorcerer Rudizo of the Palace of Pombal causes suffering with his wicked enchantments both to his own innocent niece and nephew Natalia and Carlos as well as to the residents of the nearby Castle of Floridel When his plot to do away with the Count of Floridel and marry the Countess goes awry Rudizo curses their innocent daughter Starlita turning her into a mermaid in the Blue Lake Can her four brothers Augusto Enriue Federico and Aurelio win the aid of the Fairy Kindheart and the suit they will need to rescue Starlita This involved tale was one with which I was completely unfamiliar and I wish that some source had been listed as I would love to learn about it The Parrot of Limo Verde a Brazilian tale in which a lovely princess loses her parrot prince as a result of jealous neighbors who booby trap her window and must seek for him wearing out shoes of bronze Similar in some respects to Cupid and Psyche and East o the Sun and West o the Moon which also relate the tale of a search for a missing supernatural husband this tale seems to be uite widespread in Latin America as a very similar tale Pajaro Verde The Green Bird can be found in the Mexican American tradition The Green Sergeant another Brazilian tale concerning a young princess who escapes execution at the hands of her father s soldiers and disguises herself as a man becoming the Green Sergeant in the service of another king The Tale of the Balaton a Hungarian tale explaining how the Lake of Balaton came to be and why little stones in the shape of goat s hooves can be found on its shores The Miraculous Stag which explains the genesis of the Magyar Hungarian and Hun peoples This well known story can also be found in Kate Seredy s Newbery Medal winning novel The White Stag Krencipal and Krencipalka a Polish tale which tells of a poor brother and sister who gain everything they need simply by seeking it The conclusion of this story reminded me strongly of The Bremen Town Musicians from the Brothers Grimm Lie A Stove a second Polish tale this one concerning a lazy young man who wins the hand of the princess with the help of a magical wishing fish Very similar to Russian tales such as The Fool and the Fish King Solomon s Carpet a Jewish folktale involving the biblical king and his travels around the world on a magic flying carpet Through his interaction with the wind an ant ueen and a long abandoned palace Solomon learns of the pitfalls of vanity Chanina and the Angels in which a poor man longing to make a suitable gift to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem finds an abandoned piece of marble and works hard to make it a thing of beauty But how is he to transport such a heavy gift to the Holy City The Brahmin the Tiger and the Seven Judges an Indian tale in which a Brahmin and a Tiger appeal to seven others for judgement when the Brahmin releases the Tiger on the understanding that he the Brahmin will not be harmed only to face imminent consumption The Valiant Chattee Maker another Indian tale in which a poor chattee maker unknowingly captures a tiger leading to an extraordinary change in his circumstancesAnd finally How Molo Stole the Lovely Rose Red a Chinese tale in which a master swordsman aids his young employer in stealing a beautiful young woman from a prince s court

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Free read The Talking Tree and other Stories ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The Magic Apples Norway East of the Sun and West of the Moon Norway The Blue Lake Spain The Parrot of Limo Verde Brazil The Green Sergeant Brazil The Tale of the Balaton Hungary The Miraculous Stag Hungary Krencipal and Krencipalka Poland Lie A Stove Poland King Solomon's Carpet Jewish Chanina and the Angels Jewish The Brahmin The Tiger and the Seven Judges India The Valiant Chattee Maker India How Molo Stole the Lovely Rose Red Chin. While calling this book amazing might be a bit of a stretch the truth is that I found it uite rewarding and have nothing bad to say about it True the way the stories are presented and perhaps edited is sometimes a little ridiculous but I consider that part of the fun of reading 1950s fairy tale collectionsI was happy to find some tales that were new to me in this book I ve read uite a few collections up to this point in my life so I often end up reading certain stories over and over again I enjoy noting the minor variations but I also really like to get something entirely fresh this book offered both pleasurable experiences