The Barefoot book of brother and sister tales

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 398.27 Hof
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 398.27 Hof
The holiday season is a time for sharing stories, decorating homes, and giving gifts to the people you love. Here we have gathered together some of our favorite picture books and anthologies -- all of which make wonderful holiday gifts!
Hansel and Gretel (German)
Quillwork girl and her seven star brothers (Cheyenne)
Red cow (Armenian)
Alionushka and Ivanushka (Russian)
Girl who banished seven brothers (Moroccan)
Achol and Maper (Sudanese)
Trampling the demons (Japanese).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-5, younger for reading aloud. Talk about rough childhoods! The siblings in this well-told and illustrated anthology suffer hardship in a myriad of fairy-tale forms: cruel queens, witches, and stepmothers (an author's note addresses the fairy tale tendency to demonize "reconstituted families"); starvation, separation, and loss; and shape-shifting evil enchantments. The siblings are both victims and heroes, finding salvation in magic, the animal world, and within each other. Throughout, as the author notes, the emphasis is on "equality and affection . . . rather than rivalry and discord," and the result is a rich collection of uplifting stories despite the fantastic and often cruel circumstances. With ethnic origins ranging from Japanese to Sudanese to Armenian, the tales contain a few details that may disturb a modern audience: a Moroccan character paints herself in blackface to pose as a servant, for example. But Hoffman retells the stories in clear, captivating language, each the perfect length for a bedtime read, and Emma Shaw-Smith's colorful, highly detailed illustrations, both inset and bordering each page, will keep children engaged. Abbreviated source notes appended. --Gillian Engberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile literature.
Brothers and sisters -- Folklore.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Barefoot Books,2000
Other Titles Brother and sister tales
Contributors Shaw-Smith, Emma.
Language English
Description 63 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 1841480290
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