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by Diane Wolkstein

Download The Magic Orange Tree, and Other Haitian Folktales fb2, epub

ISBN: 0394833902
Author: Diane Wolkstein
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; First edition (January 1, 1978)
Pages: 212
Category: Mythology & Folk Tales
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 147
Size Fb2: 1879 kb
Size ePub: 1283 kb
Size Djvu: 1842 kb
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For nearly 40 years, Diane Wolkstein's ALA Notable book, The Magic Orange Tree and Other HaitianĀ .

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.

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.

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The Magic Orange Tree. and Other Haitian Folktales. About 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.

Diane Wolkstein prefaces this sparkling collection of living folk tales with notes on the stories' cultural context and on her own experiences in gathering them, and she attaches to each of the 27 stories a similar, appreciative.

Diane Wolkstein prefaces this sparkling collection of living folk tales with notes on the stories' cultural context and on her own experiences in gathering them, and she attaches to each of the 27 stories a similar, appreciative briefing which does as much as cold print can to recreate the storytelling occasion. Diane Wolkstein prefaces this sparkling collection of living folk tales with notes on the stories' cultural context and on her own experiences in gathering them, and she attaches to each of the 27 stories a similar, appreciative briefing which does as much as cold print can to recreate the storytelling occasion.

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.

A collection of folktales gathered by the author in Haiti with comments on Haitian folklore.

Comments:

Usaxma
The art of story telling is one that is too often overlooked. The magic orange tree, and other Haitian folktales does two things very well:
1) the author gives background as to where the stories came from, often describing the circumstance and people that were involved in the acquisition of the tales and
2) the translations from Kreyòl to English are done very well; reading them in English, I can't tell that they were first in another language
Arihelm
Great collection of stories from Haiti. Good to read, and good to tell. Diane Wolkstein is a professional storyteller, and her retellings reflect that. A favorite collection of mine. I have told many of these stories to both adults and children, and they are spellbound.
Yanki
Super weird stories that give a feel for Haitian culture -- just what I was looking for. The printing could be a bit better though -- not the best formatting.
Topmen
Is a really good book!!! Easy for kids to learn. I will recommend this book to other family. I PERSONALLY ENJOY READ TO MY LITTLE ONE.
Kage
The title story alone is worth the price of the book
Nkeiy
Great look into Haitian culture. Love the layout and the content! Helps to explain some things that I saw everyday.
Moralsa
Truth be told, I wasn't expecting a whole lot of sophistication from the uneducated peasant culture of overwhelmingly rural Haiti. Imagine my surprise, then, to discover that I was being treated to a marvelously tightly integrated ethnographic study-cum-anecdote chrestomathy. In addition to some uniquely Haitian elements, there are, of course, the to-be-expected plethora of archetypal folkloric motifs as catalogued by Aarne and Thomson. The stories were generally brief and worked quite well, and Wolkstein's detailed notes about the physical setting and orator of each tale make the reader feel as if he's actually taking part in a rural Haitian storytelling session under the full moon in the sweltering sugar cane fields. Bravo, Dr. Wolkstein!
Although I only fully liked three of the many stories in this book, they were so powerful (exciting, suspenseful, even funny) they were worth the price of the book. I mention them below:

*The Magic Orange Tree
*I'm Tipingee...
*One, My Darling, Come to Mama

I told (not read) them to my junior high students and they told them to primary students--even once during an 8th grade graduation ceremony which drew a standing ovation! This book is certainly worth adding to you storytelling book collection. And if you're new to storytelling, these three stories are a great start.

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