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Five-minute tales : more stories to read and tell when time is short

Five-minute tales : more stories to read and tell when time is short

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : August House Publishers, Inc., 2007. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
A collection of stories that can stretch from one to five minutes in length and encourage audience participation.

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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Short story
Short stories
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Read MacDonald
ISBN: 9780874837810 0874837812 9780874837827 0874837820
OCLC Number: 122715421
Description: 159 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
About the tale notes --
[pt. 1]. Participation tales --
Monkeys in the rain Brazil --
Take a little walk, Bear U.S. / teacher-lore, retold from Mary Branbury --
Going on a bear hunt U.S. / as told by Nat Whitman --
In a dark, dark house American folktale / as told by Jeffrey Brewster --
Two frogs in a cream jar Russia --
Phya Khankhaak, the Toad Prince Thailand / retold from Wajuppa Tossa --
[pt. 2]. Animal tales --
Coyote steals a bag Maidu, Native American / retold from Glenda Williams --
Cricket and jaguar fight Mayan --
One night's sleep Salish --
Christmas of the animals New Mexico / retold from Joe Hayes --
Christmas of the animals, version two Mexico --
Christmas of the animals, version three Texas --
Human's age Lao / retold by Wajuppa Tossa --
[pt. 3]. Origin stories --
How Georgians received their homeland Republic of Georgia / retold from Nikoloz Baratashivili --
Wine is born in Georgia Republic of Georgia / retold from Irakli Topruia and Irakli Garibashvili, translated by Ketevan Gviniashvili --
The douglas fir cone U.S./Canada Park Rangers --
The blacksmith on the moon Issan, Thailand / retold from Prasong Saihong --
Hanuman fathers mushrooms Lao / retold from Wajuppa Tossa [pt. 4]. Tiny tales --
Swimming to Kotzebue Eskimo / retold from Lela Kiana Oman --
Toothache? Ancient Sumeria --
Unity is strength Republic of Georgia --
St. Peter and the Lord Basque --
The slovenly wife Basque --
How to quarrel Lao --
[pt. 5]. Riddle tales --
The little red house U.S. --
The serving giant Lao / retold from Wajuppa Tossa --
How many geese? Latvia / retold from Inta Carpenter --
The stolen boat Thailand / retold from Uraiwan Prabipu --
[pt. 6]. Romances --
The origin of Ñandutí lace Guaraní, Paraguay --
The flute player of the rice fields Bali, Indonesia --
Princess Pinang Masak Indonesia / retold from Murti Bunanta --
[pt. 7]. Strange and stranger --
The reader and his strange visitors Korea --
The girl who crunched bones Zambia --
The marvelous canning factory Thailand / retold from Supaporn Vathanaprida --
The rabbit flood Otomi, Mexico --
The magic canoe Kamaiurá, Brazil --
The creature of the night Brazil / retold from Livia de Almeida [pt. 8]. Trickery --
Fiddler's gold Hungary --
That's the way the world goes U.S., African-American / retold from Marilyn Ribe --
The dog market at Buda Hungary --
What Herschel's father did Jewish / as told by Naomi Baltuck --
The mouse sutra Japan / retold from Masako Sueyoshi --
[pt. 9]. Lessons to be learned --
Little Fox's village original --
The Queen and the peasant wife India --
The household snake Egypt --
Toad-frog U.S., Missouri --
The papercut woman China / retold from JonLee Joseph --
Singing together Ukraine. Participation tales --
Animal tales --
Origin stories --
Tiny tales --
Riddle tales --
Romances --
Strange and stranger --
Trickery --
Lessons to be learned.
Other Titles: Five minute tales
5 minute tales
Responsibility: Margaret Read MacDonald.
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A collection of stories that can stretch from one to five minutes in length and encourage audience participation.


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Stories to read and tell when time is short.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-18) Good Permalink

     Five Minute Tales: More stories to read and tell when time is short by Margaret Read MacDonald is an extension of her Three Minute Tales since these were the stories just a little to long to fit in three minutes.  This is also a collection of short multicultural stories...
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Short stories from around the world

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2009-01-09) Good Permalink

I enjoyed reading the stories, and I think they would be good ones to tell when you're trying to kill a few minutes somewhere or (in some cases) need a bedtime story. Some would be easier to memorize than others,...
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