Indians of South America--Folklore--Juvenile literature.; Legends--South America--Juvenile literature.; Indian mythology--South America--Juvenile literature.
"Originally published by Doubleday Page & Company, Garden City, New York, in 1925"--Title page verso.; Awards: Newbery Medal, 1925.; Newbery Medal, 1925.; "Atmospheric woodcuts illustrate this Newbery Award-winning collection of 19 South American folktales. Charles J. Finger heard the tales firsthand from native storytellers, whose fables of talking animals, witches, giants, and ordinary people in supernatural settings provide remarkable insights into regional values and culture. The first of the stories, "A Tale of Three Tails," tells of an age when the rat had a tail like a horse, the rabbit had a tail like a cat, and the deer's tail was plumed like the tail of a dog. "The Magic Dog" recounts an act of kindness to a stray animal that helps overcome a witch's curse. In "The Calabash Man," the creatures of the jungle assist a suitor in winning his bride, and in "El Enano," a greedy troll's insatiable appetite leads to his downfall. Packed with adventure and full of surprises, these and other stories emphasize the importance of hard work, courage, and loyalty"--; "Atmospheric woodcuts illustrate this Newbery Award-winning collection of 19 South American folktales. Fables of talking animals, witches, giants, and ordinary people in supernatural settings provide insights into regional values and culture"--; A tale of three tails -- The magic dog -- The calabash man -- Na-Ha the fighter -- The humming-bird and the flower -- The magic ball -- El Enano -- The hero twins -- The four hundred -- The killing of Cabrakan -- The tale of the gentle folk -- The tale that cost a dollar -- The magic knot -- The bad wishers -- The hungry old witch -- The wonderful mirror -- The tale of the lazy people -- Rairu and the star maiden -- The cat and the dream man.
207 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), frontispiece ; 24 cm
Newbery Medal.; Indians of South America--Folklore--Juvenile literature.
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1925; Newbery Medal, 1925; Nineteen stories based on legends the author heard directly from the Indians.; 1. A tale of three tails -- 2. The magic dog -- 3. The Calabash man -- 4. Na-ha the fighter -- 5. The magic ball -- 6. The humming-bird and the flower -- 7. El enano -- 8. The hero twins -- 9. The four hundred -- 10. Rairu and the star maiden -- 11. The tale of the gentle folk -- 12. The tale that cost a dollar -- 13. The magic knot -- 14. The bad wishers -- 15. The hungry old witch -- 16. The wonderful mirror -- 17. The tale of the lazy people -- 18. The killing of Cabrakan -- 19. The cat and the dream man.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
2 volumes of braille ; 29 cm
Indians of South America--Folklore.
Grades 4-7.; "John Newberry medal"--Cover.; Originally published in 1924.; The folk magic of a land of silver cascades, mist-shrouded mountains, and wide pampas fills these nineteen South American stories.
Indians of South America--Folklore.; Tales--South America.
Program notes by Rosalind Van Gelder on container.; "Tales from silver lands is a fascinating collection of stories that were told to Charles J. Finger by the Indians of Central and South America during his travels there in the early 1920's. [Three] of these have been selected for this recording."--Container.; The magic ball -- Na-Ha the fighter -- The tale of the lazy people.
1 audiocassette (listening side 24 min., read-along side 22 min.) + media-gram
A dramatized recording from The Newbery Award series based on the book. Listening cassette unit. Originally published by Newbery Award Records, inc.; The Calabash man.--The magic dog.--Tale of three tails.--El Enano.
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