9780804844017

Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804844017

  • ISBN10:

    0804844011

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-02-04
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub

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Summary

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Malaysian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories is collection of folk tales drawn from the rich treasure trove of legends and historical stories in the lush Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia. This story book contains a fascinating collection of tales of brash animals, brave villagers and of course handsome princes and beautiful princesses, all set in strange and exotic locations. These stories are widely retold and much beloved by children and adults throughout Malaysia to this day.

Retold for the first time here for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated tales in this story book will give children insights into the traditional culture and rich natural environment of Malaysia.

Malaysian children's tales include:
  • The Princess of Mount Ledang
  • Badang, the Strongest Man below the Wind
  • How the Tapir Got Its Colours
  • The King of the Crocodiles
  • The Dragon of Kinabalu
  • And more!
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Author Biography

Kay Lyons has worked for several decades as a librarian and freelance book editor in Malaysia.

Martin Loh is a self-taught Singaporean artist well-known for his unique style of Peranakan or native Malaysian-Chinese art.

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