Roumanian Fairy Tales & Legends is a collection of fifteen of Romania’s most fascinating tales, painstakingly researched and deftly translated by E.B. Mawer - and NO, we havent mis-spelt the title, for thats the way Romania was spelled in the late 1800's. Given Romania’s long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is also fortunate that so many of these stories survived the country’s turbulent history and were passed down throughout the ages to countless Romanian children. In approximately 82 BC, the rule of the Dacian kings was replaced by the Romans, who were forced out by the Goths, who, in turn, were supplanted in the 4th century AD by the Huns. After this, a sequence of nomadic rulers, including the Gepids, the Avars, the Bulgars, the Pechenegs, and the Cumans, ruled the area. In the Middle Ages, Romanians lived in three distinct principalities: Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, which were later ruled by the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires. In 1859, Moldavia and Wallachia united under Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, but it was not until the end of WWI, in 1918, that Bessarabia, Bukovina and Transylvania proclaimed unions with the Kingdom of Romania and the modern state of Romania was born. YESTERDAY'S BOOKS FOR TODAY'S CHARITIES 10% of the publisher’s profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Relief Fund for Romania.
This collection of 18 Romanian folk and fairy tales contains translations of tales from Romanian which, however, comprise but a small portion of the inexhaustible treasure that exists in the nation. While the originals are scattered throughout Romanian literature this volume is an excellent companion to “Roumanian Fairy Tales and Legends” ISBN: 978-8-827544-00-6 which contains a further 15 children’s tales from Romania. Given Romania’s long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich heritage of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is also fortunate that so many of these stories survived the country’s turbulent history and were passed down throughout the ages to countless Romanian children and are now retold here. The exquisite stories in this volume are: Stan Bolovan The Wonderful Bird The Twins With the Golden Star. Youth Without Age and Life Without Death The Little Purse with two Half-pennies Mogarzea and His Son Cunning Ileane The Princess and the Fisherman Little Wild-Rose The Voice of Death The Old Woman and the Old Man The Pea Emperor The Morning Star and The Evening Star The Two Step-Sisters The Poor Boy Mother's Darling Jack Tellerchen The Fairy Aurora In approximately 82 BC, the rule of the Dacian kings was replaced by the Romans, who, in turn, were forced out by the Goths, layer supplanted by the Huns a;; by the 4th C. BC. After this, a sequence of nomadic rulers, including the Gepids, the Avars, the Bulgars, the Pechenegs, and the Cumans, ruled the area. By the Middle Ages, Romanians lived in three distinct principalities: Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, which were later ruled by the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires. In 1859, Moldavia and Wallachia united under Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, but it was not until the end of WWI, in 1918, that Bessarabia, Bukovina and Transylvania proclaimed unions with the Kingdom of Romania and the modern state of Romania was born. 10% of the publisher’s profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Relief Fund for Romania. =============== TAGS: Romanian, Roumanian, Folklore, Fairy tales, myths, legends, children’s stories, bedtime, fables, traditions, Stan Bolovan, Wonderful Bird, Twins, Golden Star, Youth Without Age, Life Without Death, Little Purse, two Half-pennies, Mogarzea, Son, Cunning Ileane, Princess, Fisherman, Little Wild-Rose, Voice, Death, Old Woman, Old Man, Pea Emperor, Morning Star, Evening Star, Two, Step-Sisters, Poor Boy, Mother, Darling, Jack, Tellerchen, Fairy, Aurora
ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue130 In this 130th bedtime story from Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Romanian folk tale about a night in a kitchen. The brimstone matches now lay beside the kitchen fender, together with the tinder and an old iron pot, and were speaking of their youth. ......?? Download and read about these and the other kitchen utensils and who thinks they are the most important and why they believe this. ÿ Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". ÿ Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT - use Google maps. ÿ INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES ÿ It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture. ÿ Baba Indaba,Childrens,Folklore,Fairy,Tales,bedtime story,legends,Romanian,matches,pots,pans,kitchen
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 82. Chapters: Fairy tales by Ion Creang, Romanian collectors of fairy tales, Ion Luca Caragiale, Laz r ineanu, Horia G rbea, Harap Alb, Nicolae Constantin Batzaria, Constantin S. Nicol escu-Plop or, Ivan Turbinc, D nil Prepeleac, The Goat and Her Three Kids, The Enchanted Pig, F t-Frumos with the Golden Hair, A String of Pearls Twined with Golden Flowers, The Boys with the Golden Stars, The Man of Stone, Nicolae Filimon, Pr slea the Brave and the Golden Apples, The Flower Queen's Daughter, Stan Bolovan, Petre Ispirescu, Legende sau basmele rom nilor, The Golden Stag, The Bay-Tree Maiden, Little Wildrose, The Giants and the Herd-boy, The Hazel-nut Child. Excerpt: Ion Luca Caragiale (Romanian pronunciation: commonly referred to as I. L. Caragiale; February 13 1852 - July 9, 1912) was a Wallachian-born Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theater manager, political commentator and journalist. Leaving behind an important cultural legacy, he is considered one of the greatest playwrights in Romanian language and literature, as well as one of its most important writers and a leading representative of local humor. Alongside Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Slavici and Ion Creang, he is seen as one of the main representatives of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he nonetheless parted during the second half of his life. His work, spanning four decades, covers the ground between Neoclassicism, Realism, and Naturalism, building on an original synthesis of foreign and local influences. Although few in number, Caragiale's plays constitute the most accomplished expression of Romanian theater, as well as being important venues for criticism of late 19th-century Romanian society. They include the comedies O noapte furtunoas, Conu Leonida fa cu reac iunea, O scrisoare pierdut, and the tragedy N pasta. In addition to the...
The present book of English translations captures and conveys great narratives of the Romanian folklore. This is a book for all libraries that carries children’s books with collections of cultural studies, folklore, and cultural anthropology. Old Romanian Fairy Tales captures the imagination, conveys important lessons about morality and responsibility, and strikes a chord of deep patterns on which our civilization was built. Readers will encounter fabulous fairies, Prince Charming, witness battles with dragons, betrayal, competition, and love. The book has beautiful imaginative color illustrations; this is a book from which children and mature people would immensely benefit. To add more to the uniqueness of this book: these fairy tales were never translated before into the English language.
The "Goat with Three Kids" tells the story of a mother, on a quest to win her kids back when they fail to take her advice and let the bad wolf bring havoc to their home. The Grand Fairy Tales adaptation of the original Romanian version (written by Ion Creanga in 1875) has a happy ending, skips the descriptive parts and puts the emphasis on the morale of the story. The disobedient kids are having a hard time, but the love of their mother finds a way to bring them back, even in a most difficult situation. In the end the kids learn from their mistake and the mother is rewarded through her congeniality and love.