TALES OF GIANTS FROM BRAZIL - 12 Illustrated Tales of Giants from the land of the 2016 Olympics
TALES OF GIANTS FROM BRAZIL - folklore from the land of the 2016 Olympics
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TALES OF GIANTS FROM BRAZIL is Elsie Spicer Eells second collection of twelve, illustrated Brazillian stories, originally published in 1918. In this volume you will find stories with unfamiliar titles. Stories like THE PRINCESS OF THE SPRINGS, THE FOUNTAIN OF GIANT LAND, THE LITTLE SISTER OF THE GIANTS, THE GIANTS PUPIL plus eight more.
When one thinks of giants in folklore, South America is not usually the region of the world that first comes to mind. We are more familiar with tales of giants in the folklore of the Celts, the English, Scots, Germans, Slovakians, Romanians and those of the Eastern cultures. So, to have twelve absolutely unique stories of giants from Brazil in one volume is extra-special. For this we have Elsie Spicer-Eells to thank. As Eells puts it, Brazil is the land of giant fruits and giant flowers. Of course it is the land of giant stories too.
It is safe to stay that storytelling was alive and well in Central and South America when the Portuguese arrived in circa AD1500. It would also be safe to say that the Portuguese brought their folk tales along with their goods. Therefore it does not take a leap of the imagination to conclude that at some point the folklore from these two cultures became entwined to form new stories much like the mixing of the dark, almost black, waters of the Rio Negro and the brown, muddy waters of the Rio Solimões just north of the City of Manaus. It is often claimed that this is where the Amazon River truly starts.
So, find a comfy chair, sit back with a hot toddy, and enjoy these twelve unique and authentic folk stories for children.
Table of Contents for TALES OF GIANTS FROM BRAZIL
|I - The Princess of the Springs|
|II - The Fountain of Giant Land|
|III - The Boy and the Violin|
|IV - The Most Beautiful Princess|
|V - The Little Sister of the Giants|
|VI - The Forest Lad and the Wicked Giant|
|VII - How the Giantess Guimara Became Small|
|VIII - The Adventures of a Fishermans Son|
|IX - The Beast Slayer|
|X - The Quest of Cleverness|
|XI - The Giants Pupil|
|XII - Domingos Cat|
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