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The Snake Prince and Other Stories : Burmese Folk Tales - Edna Ledgard

The Snake Prince and Other Stories

Burmese Folk Tales

By: Edna Ledgard (Retold by)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9781566563130
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old

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Rich in cultural significance, each title in this bestselling series includes a collection of twenty to thirty tales together with an introduction and an historical overview that give the reader compelling insights into the culture, the folk literature, and the lives of the people in the region.The people of Burma/Myanmar call it Shwe Pyidaw, the Golden Land, their fertile valley cradles in a horseshoe of mountains. When squabbling Western nations vied for control of the newly-mapped country a century ago, the local population had already lived in the mountainous land for over a millenium. Throughout those centuries, the legends and tales rooted in animist religions created a rich tapestry of spirits that underlie the later arrival of Buddhism. This volume brings together twenty-five of the most-loved of these folktales.

ISBN: 9781566563130
ISBN-10: 1566563135
Series: International Folk Tales
Audience: General
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1