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Tales of the Hare

Tales of the Hare - 27 Classic Folktales of Cambodia

Tales of the Hare - 27 Classic Folktales of Cambodia

Tales of the Hare

27 Classic Folktales from Cambodia

The Asian Kingdom of Cambodia has many ancient legends about powerful jungle animals. But in this surprising book you’ll meet an unlikely hero: a small rabbit!

As you’ll discover in these 27 classic folktales, Mr. Hare uses his brain to make up for his size. Time and again he outsmarts huge elephants, hungry crocodiles, fierce tigers…and even men!

In this book you’ll read how the Hare…

  • Taught the Tiger to Play Music;
  • Ate the Old Woman’s Bananas;
  • Lost a Race to the Snails;
  • Saved the Elephant’s Skin;
  • Made a Four-Headed Man;
  • Scared the Monkey and Tiger;
  • Rode on the Crocodile’s Back;

…and 20 more adventures!

Mr. Hare’s tales are here in Khmer and English, with side-by-side translation, so students of both languages will continue his tradition.

By Chhany Sak-Humphry

University of Hawai’i at Manoa

 

Tales of the Hare - 27 Folktales from Cambodia

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