Tales from Silver Lands
Tales from Silver Lands
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Annotation: Atmospheric woodcuts illustrate this Newbery Award-winning collection of 19 South American folktales. Fables of talking animals, witches, giants, and ordinary people in supernatural settings provide insights into regional values and culture.
Genre: Fairy tales
Catalog Number: #6207678
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Dover
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Honore, Paul,
Pages: 225 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-486-82093-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-486-82093-4
Dewey: 398.2098
LCCN: 2017020304
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
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Newbery Medal
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 59,793
Reading Level: 6.2
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.2 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 74674 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 1320L

Atmospheric woodcuts illustrate this Newbery Award-winning collection of 19 South American folktales. Charles J. Finger heard the tales firsthand from native storytellers, whose fables of talking animals, witches, giants, and ordinary people in supernatural settings provide remarkable insights into regional values and culture. The first of the stories, "A Tale of Three Tails," tells of an age when the rat had a tail like a horse, the rabbit had a tail like a cat, and the deer's tail was plumed like the tail of a dog. "The Magic Dog" recounts an act of kindness to a stray animal that helps overcome a witch's curse. In "The Calabash Man," the creatures of the jungle assist a suitor in winning his bride, and in "El Enano," a greedy troll's insatiable appetite leads to his downfall. Packed with adventure and full of surprises, these and other stories emphasize the importance of hard work, courage, and loyalty. AGES: 7 to 11 AUTHOR: English author Charles J. Finger (1869-1941) traveled extensively, visiting Africa and South America before settling in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In addition to his 1925 Newbery Medal-winning Tales from Silver Lands, Finger's books include Bushrangers, Tales Worth Telling, Courageous Companions, A Dog at His Heel, and an autobiography, Seven Horizons.

A tale of three tails
The magic dog
The calabash man
Na-Ha the fighter
The humming-bird and the flower
The magic ball
El Enano
The hero twins
The four hundred
The killing of Cabrakan
The tale of the gentle folk
The tale that cost a dollar
THe magic knot
The bad wishers
THe hungry old witch
The wonderful mirror
The tale of the lazy people
Rairu and the star maiden
The cat and the dream man.

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