Burmese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales (Children's Favorite Stories)

by Pascal Khoo Thwe (Author) Maeve Bates (Illustrator)

Burmese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales (Children's Favorite Stories)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Switch up your bedtime reading with these charming stories from Myanmar!

The stories in this beautifully illustrated children's book have been passed down for generations and were told to author Pascal Khoo Thwe by his grandmother. These traditional tales feature handsome princes, squabbling siblings, greedy crocodiles and evil ogres--all set against a backdrop of traditional Burmese village life. Enhanced by the playful illustrations of Maeve Bates, this collection provides children with insights into the culture, values and lifestyle of the Burmese people.

Perfect for bedtime reading, these stories are sure to be enjoyed by children and parents alike.

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Review quotes

"[A] writer of uncommon elegance and sensitivity." — New York Times Book Review
Pascal Khoo Thwe
Pascal Khoo Thwe won international acclaim in 2002 with the publication of his memoir From the Land of Green Ghosts, for which he won the Kiriyama Prize. This memoir describes his remarkable odyssey from the Kayan Padaung tribe and a land torn by civil war to Cambridge University. He resides in Norway.

Maeve Bates is a self-taught illustrator. She lived in Myanmar for two years, where she worked with a social enterprise organization to paint a wall mural as part of a project to preserve heritage architecture. She is now a primary school teacher living in Dublin, Ireland, where she teaches Burmese and Irish folk stories to her class of ten-year-olds.
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Guided Reading Level
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date
October 20, 2022
Children's Favorite Stories
BISAC categories
JUV012020 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Country & Ethnic - General
JUV030020 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | Asia
JUV012060 - Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables | Asian
Library of Congress categories

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