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Folk tales from Around the World

Folk tales from many countries grouped by the themes of beauty, brotherly love, cleverness, disobedience, greed, happiness, love, lying, patience, and helping people.

LOVE

Malaysia - Young Man Shows True Love - Retold by K. Y. Chin


BROTHERLY LOVE

Korea - Real Brotherly Love - Retold by Yun Seok Kim


CLEVERNESS

Malaysia - Outwitting a Crocodile - Retold by Chok Yun Foo


DISOBEDIENCE

Malaysia - The Story of the Coconut Tree - Retold by Nurhayani Abu Bakar


BEAUTY

Japan - Kaguya Hime - Tale of the Bamboo Princess - Retold by Chifuyo Omma

Korea - Jang Hwa and Hong Run - Retold by Jin Taek Lee

Korea - Kongi and Potgi - Retold by Youngil-Seo

Taiwan - A Beautiful Lady Saves the King - Retold by Yu-Ling Hsieh


GREED

China - The Old Man and the Golden Fish - Retold by Hoh Chee Bin

Japan - A Broken Promise - Mami Takenaka

Turkey - The Greedy Farmer - Retold by Turkan Ece

China - A Magic Paint Brush - Retold by Anna Yuan Li Ning


HAPPINESS

Lebanon - The Prince and the Princess - Retold by Esam Elhefian


LOVE

Korea - Endless Love (Retold by Ji-Young Lee)

Malaysia - Young Man Shows True Love (Retold by K.Y. Chine)


HELPING PEOPLE

China - A Magic Paint Brush - Retold by Anna Yuan Li Ning


LYING

Turkey - The Man Who was a Liar (Retold by Turkan Ece)


Retell a traditional folk tale from your country. Send it to us at: topics.mag@gmail.com

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