THE HORSE AND THE TURTLE - A Jamaican Anansi Story

Baba Indaba Children's Stories

Book 61
Abela Publishing Ltd
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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 61

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In Issue 61 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Jamaican Anansi tale of The Horse and the Turtle ? in effect the Jamaican version of the Hare and the Tortoise. In typical Jamaican style this version comes with a song and sheet music. Oh ? and remember to tell the story with a Jamaican accent!

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Each issue also has a "Where in the World - Look it Up" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT - use Google maps.

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INCLUDES LINKS TO 8 FREE DOWNLOADS

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Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

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It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.

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About the author

The Baba Indaba Children's Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often use folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name "Anon E. Mouse" which, of course, is a play on the word "Anonymous".

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Publisher
Abela Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Apr 26, 2016
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Pages
13
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ISBN
9788826071091
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
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The 48  Folk-Tales in this book hail from the South East Asian land-locked country of Laos.

Herein are stories like The Enchanted Mountain, The Spirit-Guarded Cave, The Monkeys and the Crabs, The Origin of Lightning (a tale which seems to be endemic amongst all the world’s cultures,) The Faithful Husband, The Cheating Priest and many more children’s stories which cover Romance and Tragedy, Temples and Priests, Moderation and Greed, Parables and Proverbs and The Wonders of Wisdom. There is also a small collection of Stories which went Astray.

 

When these were first gathered by Katherine Neville Fleeson, the country was a part of the kingdom of Siam, and are uniquely South East Asian in their charm and complete novelty. Until the translator of this volume collected these stories, they were even unwritten, with a single exception which was found in an ancient Laos manuscript. They are, and have been, orally preserved in the provinces which constitute the Laos country, just as they have been handed down from generation to generation, with slight variations in words or incidents. In older times, village elders would tell the stories at their merrymakings around the camp-fires and within their primitive houses, to amuse and instruct the youth and children. However, with the advent of the electronic age, this tradition is being lost, and the more the pity for it.

 

To the Scholar, who is a student of the world's Folk-Lore, you may be assured that you have here a small window in history with the tales of Laos, unobscured, just as they were told when this volume was published in 1899.

 

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 204

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In this 204th issue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the American-Indian folktale about ?GROWING UP LIKE ONE WHO HAS A GRANDMOTHER.?

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Long ago on the North West coast of the USA, a boy was growing up with his grandmother. His mother and father had passed on not long after his birth.

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In order to improve his and his grandmother?s lot in life, he tried entering a number of competitions in which usually only older boys and young braves are allowed to compete. The chief sets the first completion. He said 'There is a great piece of copper hanging from that tree. The first young man to knock it down shall marry my daughter.'

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The chief sees the boy being pushed aside by those older than him and gives instructions that he be allowed to compete. Begrudgingly the older boys allow this to happen.

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The boy goes down to the river to select pebbles for throwing. He meets a stranger who selects the pebbles for him and gives instructions for the throwing order. The boy is the only one to stike the copper object.

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Considered too young to marry the chief?s daughter, another, harder, challenge is set. But the boy wins this too which does not please the young men too much. As such, they begin to ostracise him and his grandmother.

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You?re invited to download and read the whole story of ?Growing Up like One Who has a Grandmother? and find out what happens to the young boy. Does he survive? And what becomes of the princess and his grandmother?

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33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

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INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES

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Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story.

HINT - use Google maps.

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Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 201

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In this 201st issue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the American-Indian, Tlingit, tale of ?THE WONDERFUL BASKET.?

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In the North-Western USA, crops had failed and the Tlingit tribe was experiencing hard times. The clan elders had imposed food rationing and people were going hungry. One day two sisters, belonging to one of the noblest families, took some food out of the food box.

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Not happy about being scolded and disciplined, the girls creep away during the night and head into the mountains. Wandering aimlessly they barely survive on a diet of berries and are just about to give up when they hear someone chopping wood. They follow the sound and come across a man chopping up a tree. Seeing their hunger he invites them back to his home and feeds them.

The next day he says he has a long journey but will return in a day or so. He warns them not to cross the river, for an evil woman lives there and all who cast eyes upon her are never seen alive again.

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But do the sisters listen? You?re invited to download and read the story of the two sisters and the Mountain Man and how the wonderful basket fits into the story.

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33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

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INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES

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Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.

In this volume you will find 13 illustrated Popular Tales from the Basque region of Spain. Here you will find tales like Aquelarre, Arguiduna, The Song of Lamia, the Prophecy of Lara, the Virgin of the Five Towns in which mermaids, heroes, magical horns and ghosts abound.

If you have ever travelled through the province of Galicia in North Western Spain, you can’t fail to notice the Celtic influences in the region’s art and culture. So it is therefore not surprising to also find the story of Jaun-Zuria - A Prince Of Erin included in this volume.

So take some time out and travel back to a period before television, or even radio for that matter, to a time when families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma,  or an uncle or aunt, would delight and captivate their audience with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents.

This collection of Basque legends, fairy tales, ballads, and popular stories having their origin in the ancient traditions which formed a portion of the sacred inheritance bequeathed to the Basque people by their forefathers, and handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. These tales constitute the archives of the Basque people, the treasures of their science and of their beliefs; they are the records of the lives of their forefathers, the landmarks of the grandeur of their past history.

In the midst of the great revolutions which have agitated the whole of Europe, causing radical changes, levelling to the ground or converting into ruins great empires, powerful nationalities, monuments; sweeping away languages, and even the very races themselves--the Basques have somehow passed unscathed through the many storms of devastation, preserving intact their nationality, institutions, laws, language, and customs.

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