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Our Folktales: The All-time Favourite Folktales of Asia

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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • 🎁 Recommended for ages 3 and above

    Our Folktales: The All-time Favourite Folktales from Asia is a special collection of eight beloved tales from the countries featured in the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) — China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Singapore.

    The stories each country contributed reflect the diversity that is Asia, and the cohesiveness that is AFCC, both as a festival and as a platform for nurturing the traditional and evolving children's content across the region for children everywhere.

    This abridged collection of tales will inspire readers of all ages to explore in greater depth these timeless folktales, as they traverse through mystical forests of imagination, oceans of wonder and awe, and lands beyond that feel close to home.

    • The Zodiac Story (China)
    • A Camel for Kelam (India)
    • Princess Kemang (Indonesia)
    • Issun-boshi (Japan)
    • The Princess of Gunung Ledang (Malaysia)
    • Journey to Happy Land (Myanmar)
    • The Brother of the THree Marias (Philippines)
    • Badang the Mighty Warrior (Singapore)

  • Ruth Wan-Lau is the author of the bestselling Timmy and Tammy series, which has the honour of being the only children’s book series chosen to be part of the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift Pack, given to all Singaporean babies born that year. Her Timmy and Tammy books were also presented to Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana by President Tony Tan to commemorate the royal birth. She has worked in public communications and as a writer, editor and publisher of children’s books for over 20 years. Ruth is currently the Publisher at World Scientific, heading the Children’s & Education Department.

ISBN: 9789811226342 (Hard Cover), 9789811226892 (Paperback)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Paperback
Page Count: 132
Year Published: 2020