Brazilian Folktales Livia de Almeida

ISBN: 9780897899727

Published: March 31st 2006

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Brazilian Folktales  by  Livia de Almeida

Brazilian Folktales by Livia de Almeida
March 31st 2006 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780897899727 | 8.46 Mb

Brazil, the largest country in South America, covers a vast terrain that ranges from the tropical rain forests of the Amazon basin and upland farms, to towering mountains and sandy beaches- from highly populated urban centers to virtuallyMoreBrazil, the largest country in South America, covers a vast terrain that ranges from the tropical rain forests of the Amazon basin and upland farms, to towering mountains and sandy beaches- from highly populated urban centers to virtually inaccessible interior jungle regions.

Its population is composed of indigenous peoples (e.g., Tupy, Kaxinawa, Taulipang), people of African descent, those of European (mostly Portuguese) descent, and mixtures of these groups. Drawing on the varied cultural traditions and ethnic diversity of the country, this collection offers readers a rich brew of traditional Brazilian tales--from creation stories and stories of enchantment to animal and trickster tales.

More than 40 stories are included, along with background information, color photographs, recipes, and games. There are very few collections of Brazilian folktales currently available in English, and none with this depth and range. This is a wonderful treasury for storytellers, folklorists, and educators. Also a great resource for educators planning units on the Amazon rain forest!

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