Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories

Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories

by Kay Lyons, Martin Loh

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Overview

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Malaysian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories is collection of folk tales drawn from the rich treasure trove of legends and historical stories in the lush Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia. This story book contains a fascinating collection of tales of brash animals, brave villagers and of course handsome princes and beautiful princesses, all set in strange and exotic locations. These stories are widely retold and much beloved by children and adults throughout Malaysia to this day.

Retold for the first time here for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated tales in this story book will give children insights into the traditional culture and rich natural environment of Malaysia.

Malaysian children's tales include:
  • The Princess of Mount Ledang
  • Badang, the Strongest Man below the Wind
  • How the Tapir Got Its Colours
  • The King of the Crocodiles
  • The Dragon of Kinabalu
  • And more!
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China&Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462908608
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kay Lyons was a librarian before becoming a freelance editor and indexer of books on Malaysia. This is her first children's book.

Table of Contents

How the Tapir Got Its Colors
Princess Santubong
Badang, the Strongest Man below the Wind
The Cunning Mousedeer
The Princess of Mount Ledang
Pak Pandir, the Village Fool
The King of the Crocodiles
The Dragon of Kinabalu
The Youngest Princess

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