From the land of windmills, wooden shoes, and tulips, here is a broad sampling of traditional and contemporary tales that will entertain and inform readers and listeners of all ages.
Here is a broad sampling of traditional and contemporary Dutch tales that will entertain and inform readers and listeners of all ages. From animal tales and tales of magic to religious and realistic stories, and contemporary urban legends, you'll find in this collection scores of tales, riddles, puzzles, and jokes to savor and share. Many of the stories are rooted in the traditional rural society of the Netherlands, while others have sprung from the modern, urban, and multi-ethnic society that Holland is today. Background information on the country and the stories, and color photographs and illustrations, along with a detailed bibliography, makes this a well-rounded resource for educators, folklore scholars, and general readers. All levels.
Introduction Part I: Animal Tales Part II: Tales of Magic Part III: Religious Tales Part IV: Realistic Tales Part V: Tales of the Stupid Devil or Ogre Part VI: Traditional Legends Part VII: Contemporary Legends Part VIII: Riddles and Puzzles Part IX: Anecdotes and Jokes Part X: Formula Tales Literature and Further Reading Index