1 thought on “Folk Tales from Asia for Children Everywhere

  1. 9 folk tales, with colour illustrations, one each from Afghanistan, Burma, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, & Vietnam. This collection is worth it just for Sri Lanka's hilarious contribution, depicting the foolishness of the bogus 'village holy man' and his followers. Interestingly it shares many elements from a Mullah Nasruddine folk tale circulating in Afghanistan that my parents told me as a child. Talking of Afghanistan, its tale, and Japan's, were the two other hi [...]

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