Compiled by Helen East.; CD for The Singing Sack book (Item# 803996).28 tales from 19 countries; the songs are in the original language and are an integral part of the story.; Easy to darmatize; singable songs.; Illustration techniques used in the book are described for children to try; also includes background notes, participation ideas, pronunciation, and translation.; The CD uses authentic instruments and musicians.
Contents:Gluskabi & the Wind Eagle (Abenaki, North America), The Finger Lock (Scotland), Spider the Drummer (Sierra Leone), Quilla Bung (North America), Nyangara the Python (Shona, Zimbabwe), The Lonely Mermaid (Scotland), Momo-taro-san (Japan), Bhambhutia (Gujarat, India), Did the Rum Do (Ireland), The Night Troll (Iceland), Why the Grass Never Stops Growing (Uganda), Kibungo (Brazil), The Strange Visitor (England), The Raja's Secret (Gujarat, India), Colin's Cattle (Scotland), The Lion on the Path (Shona, Zimbabwe), Toad & Donkey (Jamaica), All Skin & Bone (England), Little Cock Featherfrock (Russia), The Little Bird & the Raja (Uttar Pradesh, India), Bouki Dances the Kokioko (Haiti), The Blind Beggar (Italy), Mr. Hawk & Mother Hen (Ghana), The Boy Who Lived With the Bears (Iroquois, North America), The Singing Sack (Andalucia, Spain), Sambalele (Brazil), Annancy Puss & Ratta (Jamaica), A Tale for Our Time (Helen East).