Flower of Paradise and Other Armenian Tales, The
Translated and retold by Bonnie C. Marshall, Edited and foreword by Virginia Tashjian
This sampling of traditional Armenian tales was gathered by the author in her travels and translated from Russian sources. A broad selection of more than 50 tales are organized by type-myths and legends, animal tales, fairy tales, stories of everyday life, and wits and dimwits. Readers (and listeners) of all ages will delight in stories such as The Invincible Rooster, The Donkey Who Swallowed the Moon, Seven Stars, and a sampling of tales about Silly Pugi, the Armenian trickster. Many of the stories are short and humorous, making them perfect for story time programs and read-alouds. Stories are supplemented by background information on the people and their culture, including a brief history, discussion of folk traditions and food, recipes, photographs, and a bibliography. A great resource for educators, students, folklorists, and anyone interested in Armenian culture! All grade levels.
Libraries Unlimited (2007)