Wisdom Tales from Around the World by Heather ForestWisdom Tales from Around the World by Heather Forest

Wisdom Tales from Around the World

byHeather Forest

Paperback | December 15, 2005

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Winner of PLA/ALLS Best New Books for New Adult Readers and the Storytelling World AwardThis collection of fifty folktales and parables was selected from diverse story traditions such as Sufi, Zen, Taoist, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, African, and Native American. Comprised of ancient plots both poignant and comical, this anthology contains simple truths, common sense, and the promise that we can benefit from past generations' wisdom and experience.By metaphorically suggesting constructive strategies for living, these ancient tales resonate with a universal appeal. "The characters in these stories may gain wisdom by observing a good example or by bumbling through their own folly," Heather Forest observes. "I hope these stories will provide discussion and offer insight into joys, sorrows, fears and farce of human experience." Wisdom tales offer useful insights into life's joys and sorrows that all of us experience.
Heather Forest Bio: Heather Forest's unique minstrel style of telling stories blends her original music, folk guitar, poetry, and prose along with song and the spoken word to give her stories an uncommon warmth and charm. She has toured widely performing her repertoire of world folktales for the past thirty years to theatres, major sto...
Title:Wisdom Tales from Around the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.15 × 8.56 × 0.45 inPublished:December 15, 2005Publisher:August House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874834791

ISBN - 13:9780874834796

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


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Containing simple truths, common sense, and the promise that people can benefit from past generations' experience, this book is a collection of 50 metaphorical folktales and parables selected with a global perspective and retold by a professional storyteller