Laughing Together: Stories, Riddles and Proverbs from Asia and the Pacific

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Item Code: IDG307
Publisher: National Book Trust, India
Language: English
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 8123702513
Pages: 176 (B & W Illus: 35)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.2"X5.2"
Weight 230 gm
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Book Description

A Word About Asia-Pacific Copublication Programme

This is a novel attempt, under the aegis of UNESCO, at developing books for Asian children by Asian authors. To have children in Korea share their fantasies with their counterparts in Sri Lanka is probably no mean achievement. And when Indian and Pakistani editors work as part of a team to build a list for children in the twenty odd countries of the continent we inhabit, it's a great new beginning. The many worlds from Tehran to Tokyo intermingle to give colour to words that children across the continent, if not the world, would love to children across the continent, if not the world, would love to read. These books are steps for bridging minds and creating a common heritage for this vast continent. This is the very best of Asia today.




A Lucky Hunter Japan 9
Shaikh Chilli Pakistan 12
Nine or Ten Iran 14
They Did Move Their House, But... Republic of Korea 16
Old Blockhead Repairs His House Malaysia 18
Lazy Juan Philippines 22
It All Began with Drip Drip India 26
Expansion and Contraction China 31
Who Was Cleverer? Thailand 32
Law of Gravity Australia 34
Riddles   36
Take Care! Singapore 38
God's Good Job Iran 45
The Power of Prayer Australia 46
Satisfaction Guaranteed China 48
A Letter Iran 50
The King Who Ate Chaff Burma 52
Kabayan and the Magic Bird Indonesia 55
Shaikh Chilli and Dogs Pakistan 60
A Buffalo Is Bigger than a Mouse Viet Nam 62
Two Good Friends Papua New Guinea 64
The Finger Game China 68
Riddles   70
Kevun Appu's Scarf Sri Lanka 72
Haji Baghlol Pakistan 76
Why the Egret Rides on the Carabao Philippines 78
Three Tales about Kiyai Sentar Indonesia 81
Zagatoungzar Burma 84
Missed Again Australia 86
The Chair Nepal 88
The 'Bhutua' Horse Bangladesh 93
Chinese Sparrows Japan 96
Riddles   98
The 'Longevity' Peaches Viet Nam 100
The Tiger and the Dried Persimmons Republic of Korea 102
The Length of His Nerve Indonesia 107
Grossing the Irrawaddy! Burma 110
The Man Who Saved the Moon Iran 113
Tales of Ned Australia 114
The Miraculous Plant Viet Nam 116
The Seven Wise Jolas Bangladesh 118
Tit for Tat! Iran 124
Juan Tamad and the Flea-Killer Philippines 126
Joking with the Goddess India 130
Surpassing His Master Viet Nam 135
That Can't Be True! Japan 136
Riddles   138
A Quick-Witted Person Thailand 140
Frozen Conversation Japan 145
Tailored to Fit China 146
Unlucky Old Clodpole Malaysia 148
The Three Cries Japan 152
Good Neighbours Australia 154
Invitation Iran 156
The Greedy Blunder Republic of Korea 158
A Good Pupil Viet Nam 160
A Thoughtful Boy Japan 163
Mullah Do Piyaza and the Quarrelsome
Pakistan 164
Proverbs   166
Contributors   174

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