Tatterhood and Other Tales

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1979-11-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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For ages 6+. These 25 traditional tales come from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. All the central characters are spirited females -- decisive heroes of extraordinary courage, wit, and achievement who set out to determine their own fate. Some of their stories are comic, some adventurous, some eerie, and some magical. The Chicago Sun-Times writes: "A sparkling gathering of traditional, yet little-known, tales from all parts of the globe. The female characters... manage to outsmart, outdo, and over-power the villains with nerves of steel, cunning minds, and disarming senses of humor."

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Tatterhoodp. 1
Unanana and the Elephantp. 7
The Hedley Kowp. 13
The Prince and the Three Fatesp. 17
Janet and Tamlinp. 23
What Happened to Six Wives Who Ate Onionsp. 29
Kate Crackernutsp. 33
Three Strong Womenp. 39
The Black Bull of Norrowayp. 49
Kamala and the Seven Thievesp. 55
The Giant Caterpillarp. 61
The Laird's Lass and the Gobha's Sonp. 65
The Hunted Harep. 79
The Young Head of the Familyp. 83
The Legend of Knockmanyp. 87
Kupti and Imanip. 93
The Lute Playerp. 103
Clever Mankap. 109
The Shepherd of Myddvai and the Lake Maidenp. 115
The Search for the Magic Lakep. 121
The Squire's Bridep. 129
Wild Goose Lakep. 133
Bucca Dhu and Bucca Gwiddenp. 139
The Enchanted Buckp. 143
Mastermaidp. 149
Notes on the Talesp. 157
Suggested Readingp. 165
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