The Flower of Paradise and Other Armenian Tales

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-03-30
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

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This enchanting 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 storytime 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.

Table of Contents

Map of Armenia
Animal Tales The Tailless Fox
The Snake and the Fish
The Avenging Frog
The Invincible Rooster
The Fox Who Was Decieved
The Council of Mice
The Sparrow
The Wolf and the Lamb
Two Foxes
Myths and Legends Snake Child Otsamanuk and Arevamanuk, Who Angered the Sun
The Flower of Paradise
Seven Stars
The Sun Maiden Arev and the Fire Spirit Krag
How God Taught the Greedy Priest a Lesson
Blazing a Trail
The Blacksmith, the Carpenter, and the Farmer
The Legend about Tiridates (Trdat) III
The Mirror
Why the Onion is Bitter
Fairy Tales Little Bear
Forty Thieves
The Beardless Sorcerer and the King's Son
The Peasant's Son and the King's Daughter
Dzheiran-ogly, the Deer's Son
The Extraordinary Cucumber
Tales of Everyday Life The Good Deed
The Customer and the Hatter
Know-It-All Tangik
The Tale about a Lazy Man
Don't Overstay Your Visit
The Search for a Lumma (Penny)
You Reap What You Sow
The Greedy Priest
Lazy Tiuni and Uri the Slug
The Pitcher of Gold
Lazy Hoory
Four Amusing Tales: The Greatest Sorrow in the World
The Deaf Man, the Cripple, and the Bald Man
God, You Didn't Understand Me
The Peasant and His Roof
Wits and Dimwits The Golden Apple
The Master and the Hired Man
The Shoemaker's Debt
When My Heart Tells Me
The Donkey That Swallowed the Moon
The Ne'er-Do-Well Son
Death or Freedom
A Tall, Tall Tale
Brother Ax
Two Brothers
The Adventures of Silly Pugi: Silly Pugi and the Egg-Hatching Persians
Three Brothers Bring a Complaint to Silly Pugi
Silly Pugi and His Friend
Silly Pugi and the Teacher
Pugi and His Wife
The Raven
Pugi and His Neighbor
Armenian Cuisine
Recommended Readings
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