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Switch up your bedtime reading with these charming stories from Myanmar! This beautifully illustrated children's book presents a collection of... [Read More]
Switch up your bedtime reading with these charming stories from Myanmar! This beautifully illustrated children's book presents a collection of cherished fables, myths, legends, and fairy tales from Myanmar. The stories have been passed down through generations and were told to author Pascal Khoo Thwe by his grandmother. The eight charming tales in the book feature handsome princes, squabbling siblings, greedy crocodiles, and evil ogres and are all set against a backdrop of traditional Burmese village life. The stories deal with universal values that parents everywhere want their children to learn, such as good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, pride vs. humility, and wisdom vs. foolishness. The eight delightful stories include: The Seven Sisters --Seven beautiful sisters are forced to transform into peacocks to escape the evil kimhaka ogre. Let Her Take the Shadow-- A greedy market trader learns a lesson when she tries to charge a poor man for enjoying the smell of her delicious fried fish. The Squirrels and the Bees--When the bees build their hive on the branch of the tree that is the squirrels' home, the squirrels are angry and scared. However, in the end, both the squirrels and the bees learn to live in harmony. And many more! Enhanced by charming illustrations from Maeve Bates, this collection provides children with insights into the culture, values, and lifestyle of the Burmese people. Perfect for bedtime reading, the stories are sure to be enjoyed by children and parents alike.
Theme: Asian Heritage, Diversity, Burmese