If you were a slave in North America and wanted to escape, you would stick a magical hoe in the ground and fly away. Why were the Celtic 'little people' green? Begochiddy created the world- so the early Native Americans thought. These are examples of the many varieties of folklore, brought to or created in North America, that are introduced in this book. The stories and explanations are accompanied by illustrations, poems, and songs that further expand on the particular folklore of that region. Ethnic Folklore touches on Native American, Celtic, African-American, Northern and Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, Southern European, French-American, and Asian American cultures. How the traditional tales of these groups have been influenced by others, and by the North American experience, is also discussed. If you enjoyed this book, look for other titles by Ellyn Sanna: Food Folklore; Folk Tales and Legends; Firefighters Folklore.
Similar books: Children's Folklore by Sherry Bonnice; Contemporary Folklore by Shirley Brinkerhoff; Family Folklore by Shirley Brinkerhoff
Date read: 4/29/2009