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The Magic Urn & Other Timeless Tales of Malaysia


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  • About the Author
  • A classic collection of folktales gathered from all over Malaysia, with a story from almost every state.

    Timeless Tales of Malaysia brings together the legendary stories that have etched themselves into the collective consciousness of Malaysians for generations. These stories, painstakingly collected from around Malaysia, are retold here in vivid detail and accompanied by magical illustrations from the author herself.

    The themes transcend time and repeat the motifs of good versus evil, nature versus nurture, appearance versus reality and magic versus logic. Fascinatingly told in clear, engaging prose with beautifully presented illustrations, the book is a handsome, thoughtful gift for the young adult book lover and folklore buff.

  • Tutu Dutta is a writer of children’s and Young Adult books. She was born in Churachandpur, India in 1957. Her family moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1963, when her father joined the Malaysian Army as a Medical Officer.  Dutta started writing children’s books when she lived in far flung cities as the spouse of a diplomat, including: Singapore, Lagos, New York, Havana and Zagreb.

ISBN: 9789814771160
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Year Published: 2016