An unusual and arresting book.
An unusual and arresting book. prefatory notes are so eloquent and so filled with flashes of light thrown upon the customs, beliefs, and practices of the Haitian people that nothing else seems to be wanted.
For nearly 40 years, Diane Wolkstein's ALA Notable book, The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian .
For nearly 40 years, Diane Wolkstein's ALA Notable book, The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales, has been a classic for those wanting to learn more about Haiti and their unique customs, stories, and songs. Traveling through the Haitian countryside, Wolkstein, herself a well-known storyteller, harvested a rich collection of over 400 tales which she winnowed down to twenty-seven stories.
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Wolkstein, Diane; Henriquez, Elsa.
Diane Wolkstein is a professional story-teller and collector of folktales, and this is a collection that she built after many visits to Haiti in the '70s - going from town to town and recording them. She's got 27 in this book, along with the music and lyrics for the songs that go with some of them. Many of them feature the antics of Dog, Cat, Owl, and Turtle. Others show us how young girls and boys can get the best of their evil stepmothers. All of them teach local wisdom
The Magic Orange Tree. and Other Haitian Folktales. About The Magic Orange Tree.
The Magic Orange Tree. Category: Fairy Tales Literary Fiction. From orange trees growing at the command of a child to talking fish, these stories present us with a world of wonder, delight, and mystery. With a foreword by Edwidge Danticat. About Diane Wolkstein.