TALES OF THE WESTERN WORLD by

TALES OF THE WESTERN WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An admirably representative and attractively illustrated anthology of New World legends and folktales from the Indian cultures and the settling Europeans. These, taken from a variety of sources, many of them from folklore journals, include authors like J. Frank Dobie and Irwin Shapiro and the treatises of more specialized scholars. From the Pampas to the Arctic, from the Inca world creation to Pecos Bill and Casey Jones, indicates the range. A short introduction for each section orients and the adaptations themselves are smooth abridgments. Warren Hunter's broad, bold pictures in warm reds and browns are romantically suited to the fantastic and he does equally well with Maya temple, igloo or coonskin cap.

Publisher: Steck