PEACE TALES by Margaret Read--Adapt. MacDonald


World Folktales to Talk About
Age Range: 4 & up
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 An interesting, useful collection of three dozen short stories and numerous proverbs, intended as discussion starters on war and peace, conflict and cooperation. Several are especially suggested for storytelling with audience participation. The age appeal is wide-ranging: a few, like ``Slops'' or the two versions of ``Two Goats on the Bridge,'' could be used with preschoolers, while the bleak, enigmatic ``The Weapon'' is appropriate for teenagers or adults. Without illustrations, the price seems high; still, good material to supplement and contrast with Durrell's The Big Book for Peace (1990). Bibliographies; source notes; suggestions for storytellers. ``Multicultural index'' not seen. (Folklore. 4+)

Pub Date: July 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-208-02328-3
Page count: 116pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1992