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by Ethel J. Phelps,Lloyd Bloom

Download Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World eBook
ISBN:
0613138848
Author:
Ethel J. Phelps,Lloyd Bloom
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Topeka Bindery (September 1987)
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Ethel Johnston Phelps, Lloyd Bloom (Illustrator). An enjoyable collection of folktales featuring heroines from around the world

Ethel Johnston Phelps, Lloyd Bloom (Illustrator). An enjoyable collection of folktales featuring heroines from around the world. Some were familiar to me from children's books ("East of the Sun, West of the Moon," "Duffy and the Devil," "The Old Woman and the Rice Cakes"), but most were new to me. I especially enjoyed the Native American tales "The Hunter Maiden" and "Bending Willow," and the Scandinavian stories "The Giant's Daughter" and "Finn Magic

Feminist Folk Tales From Around the World. In this collection of mostly nineteenth-century folk and fairy tales, Ethel Johnston Phelps's heroines successfully portray women as being spirited, courageous and smart

Feminist Folk Tales From Around the World. In this collection of mostly nineteenth-century folk and fairy tales, Ethel Johnston Phelps's heroines successfully portray women as being spirited, courageous and smart. This type of heroine is not easily found in most collections; in most traditional folk and fairy tales we encounter women are portrayed as being good, obedient, submissive, and, of course, beautiful. These women and girls are resourceful; they take action to solve a problem and use cleverness or shrewd common sense to solve the dilemmas they face.

Phelps, Ethel Johnston. Bibliography: p. 175-176. A collection of twenty-one folk and fairy tales from around the world featuring clever heroines. Feminism, Women heroes, Feminist fiction, Women, Tales, Women heroes, Folklore, Fairy tales. New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on January 21, 2014.

Part of the Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World Series). by Ethel Johnston Phelps.

The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World. One of the best books for reading aloud to boys and girls

The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World. Ethel Johnston Phelps. Each tale gives the flavor of the region it originates from, and Phelps includes notes on the stories’ themes and each story’s origins. This volume is a necessary addition to any library. One of the best books for reading aloud to boys and girls. We read this to our son for years, and give it frequently as a gift to other kids ages 5 through 'tween'. Helps people of all ages see that resilience can start with awareness of, and action upon, other options.

Ethel Johnston Phelps is the author of Tatterhood and Other Tales. Twenty-one folk and fairy tales featuring women as heroic, clever figures. They are delightful tales from a variety of ethnic andcultural backgrounds, including Scandinavian, American Indian, Japanese, Celtic, East Indian, and Russian.

Series Feminist Folktales. Publisher Feminist Press. Short Title HUNTER MAIDEN. Sewn,Paper over Boards. Country of Publication.

Электронная книга "The Hunter Maiden: Feminist Folktales from Around the World", Ethel Johnston Phelps. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Hunter Maiden: Feminist Folktales from Around the World" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Traditional feminist criticism of the classic fairy tale texts rests on the fact that stories that reflect traditional patriarchal values survive, while those tales whose . Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from around the. World (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1981).

Traditional feminist criticism of the classic fairy tale texts rests on the fact that stories that reflect traditional patriarchal values survive, while those tales whose characters shed their archetypes and step outside the bounds of accepted behavior disappear into oblivion. 13 Thus, the fairy tales told and retold today are not necessarily representative of the genre. 20. Donald Haase, Feminist Fairy-Tale Scholarship, in Fairy. Tales and Feminism: New Approaches, ed. by Donald Haase.

The Maid of the North weaves together tales about a woman's right to freedom of will and choice. In this collection of mostly nineteenth-century folk and fairy tales, Ethel Johnston Phelps's heroines successfully portray women as being spirited, courageous and smart. This type of heroine is not easily found in most collections; in most traditional folk and fairy tales we encounter women are portrayed as being good, obedient, submissive, and, of course, beautiful. These womenâ?and girlsâ?are resourceful; they take action to solve a problem and use cleverness or shrewd common sense to solve the dilemmas they face.The tales themselves are part of an oral tradition that document a generation according to the values of the time. Phelps has given these older tales a fresh, contemporary retelling for a new generation of readers, young and old. She shapes each storyâ?adding or omitting detailsâ?to reflect her sense of a feminist folk or fairy tale. The twenty-one tales collected represent a wide variety of countries; approximately seventeen ethnic cultures from North America to Europe to Asia tell a story in which women play a leading or crucial role in the story.
  • Asyasya
Though made for an older reader the stories are very engaging and if you homeschool you will stay as engaged as our older child.
  • Gavirus
We love this book. I read it aloud to my three daughters.
  • Bajinn
These stories are cool. Strong and smart girl & woman main characters. Extra female and male characters -- some are strong smart, some stupid and lazy. Great to read before bed rather than watch tv. Great to read to kids, too, as a bed time story, shortening when needed. Both for boys and girls -- action packed. Kids will ask "why" a lot, leading to interesting discussions about what is real and what is imaginary, and much more. Truly international. Not too scary for kids, either.
  • fightnight
I got this book for my nieces who are 6 and 9. I read through it first and was entertained and inspired by the stories told and the heroines involved.
  • Narim
Good Stories, lovely book! I am glad I bought it.
  • Jerdodov
This book was a wonderful and brilliant collection of powerful female characters. No "damsels in distress," this book captured everything there is to say about powerful women. Too many Feminist tales come across as "man-hating" or too political in general and what I absolutely loved about this book is that it has neither of those problems. Each tale is simply about a strong powerful woman who does what she thinks is right.

This book will be kept in my collection for many years to come and should I ever have a child I will be reading them these tales before bed.

I greatly enjoyed "The Maid of the North" and other Nordic tales that seem so hard to come by these days. This author puts these stories together well so that when one tale ends you cannot wait to read the next.

In conclusion, I loved this book and would greatly recommend it to anyone looking for more female protagonists in fairy/folk tales.
  • Kare
I just love this book. And I was lucky enough to get a first edition in good shape. I haven't read folk-tales since I was a kid, and only just started because I needed to find one for a graduate class I am taking. These bite-size stories are perfect for bedtime reading because I can read a whole story and call it quits. No cliffhangers. And not only are the stories beautifully written, but they all portray the woman as being valuable for reasons other than beauty. Although this book is subtitled "feminist folk tales from around the world," I do not believe the book is just for young girls. Boys too should hear stories of powerful, smart women. In fact, they would probably be more interested in these stories than Cinderella and sleeping beauty.
I got this book as a little girl, along with another collection "Tatterhood", written and edited by the same people (I believe). This one stuck in my mind as being the most entertaining, although both were good.
The unique, although sparse, illustrations are very interesting and wonderful, not like any other drawings in children's book. Unlike "Tatterhood", the fact that these stories were about young girls really drew me, and was quite exciting. For parents with little girls interested in legends, fantasy, and faraway places, I'd definitely recommend buying this for your children and reading it aloud.