Twenty-nine tales provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia.
The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups with diverse cultures and languages. Focusing on the rich heritage of the country, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed World Folklore Series presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language. Build your multicultural collection or expand your repertoire with tales that provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia. Six thematic groups are presented: Jealous and Envious Brothers and Sisters; Stories of Independent Princesses; Stories of Ungrateful Children; Stories about Rice; Stories of Place Legends; and Stories of How Things Come to Be. All Levels
Reviews As with other volumes in this series, the book begins with valuable information about the country....MacDonald has appended excellent source notes giving background on each tale....There have been few collections of Indonesian folktales readily available. Thanks to Libraries Unlimited for opening a window to traditions little known in the U.S. and countering the often grim headlines from Indonesia.—Territorial Tattler