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Literary Criticism Children's Literature

A World of Stories

Traditional Tales for Children

edited by Raymond E. Jones & Jon C. Stott

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2005
Children's Literature
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2005
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A World of Stories is a collection of myths, hero tales, folk tales, and fables adapted for children (along with modern stories that adapt conventions from these genres). The approximately 130 selections provide students with essential multicultural texts. The wide range of importantselections are drawn from around the world, offering students in today's ethnically diverse classrooms a more balanced picture of children's literature than is offered by existing collections, which tend to focus solely on the Western tradition.

About the authors

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Jon C. Stott is an English professor emeritus from the University of Alberta. His interests include writing about sports, children’s literature and beer. In 1973, he wrote the Western Hockey League’s official 25th-anniversary commemorative magazine, and he has since authored three books on minor-league sports, including Hockey Night in Dixie and Ice Warriors. He has four publications on the study of children’s literature, and in 2010, he retold stories from many lands in the children’s book A Book of Tricksters. Jon’s beer guidebook, Beer Quest West, profiles all the microbreweries in BC and Alberta. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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