Folktales from the Arabian Peninsula: Tales of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Yemen (World Folklore Series)
126 pages • 7 x 10
This unique and diverse selection of traditional folktales from the countries of the Arabian peninsula appeals to a broad audience, ranging from storytellers and educators to folklorists and scholars.
A unique compilation of stories, Folktales from the Arabian Peninsula includes tales from seven countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Coauthored by a renowned folklorist and a professor of education who recalls some of these poignant tales from her own childhood, the book opens with a discussion of the Arabian Peninsula that introduces each country and discusses its terrain, peoples, and current situation to provide important background information. The engaging stories that follow will serve elementary, junior high, and high school librarians as well as public librarians, professional storytellers, and folklorists. The tales themselves—many of which have never been published in English language children's collections—are appropriate for readers grades five and up.
- Offers a collective of interesting folktales that introduces the cultures of seven countries of the Arabian Peninsula
- Presents unusual tales never before seen in English children's collections
- Includes tale notes that document the relationship of these tales to world folklore