Tales Told in Tents
Stories From Central AsiaBook - 2004
Why are some carpets magic? What is a wish-tree? And where can the fountain of eternal life be found? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanted storytelling journey through Central Asia. On her travels in the region, Sally has accumulated a wealth of folklore and knowledge of nomadic cultures. These 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents, combined with Sophie Herxheimer's brilliantly-patterned artwork, reveal the richness of the little-known, faraway lands of Central Asia.
Baker & Taylor
Retells folktales from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, and includes several stories that cross regional lines, proverbs, riddles, and poems.
Sophie Herxheimer's brilliantly patterned artwork, together with a glossary and brief notes, add to the collection to reveal the richness of these little-known, faraway lands.