Asian American Folktales

Monkey. and. the. Turtle. Filipino Americans report that, while some of the tales from this Southeast Asian tradition ... The narrative of the origin of enmity between turtles and monkeys casts Monkey in the role of deceitful exploiter.

Asian American Folktales

Drawing upon the traditions of their native lands, Asian Americans have developed an extensive cultural tradition. At the heart of that tradition are some of the world's most colorful folktales. This book gathers together a selection of more than 30 Asian American folktales and groups them in thematic sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. These tales reflect the traditional beliefs of the East as well as the new experiences of Asians in America. Each tale is introduced by a headnote, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography.

The monkeys and the turtle

Dino Lingo. The Turtle could not climb the banana tree, so he asked the Monkey to help him. The Monkey climbed the banana tree. At the top of the banana tree, the selfish Monkey.

The monkeys and the turtle

The monkeys and the turtle

Turtle Monkey and the Big Move

Jo Fontana is the up and coming author of the Turtle Monkey series. Her creativity and sense of humor reveal a world of quirky, anthropomorphic characters the likes of whom can only exist in one's imagination.

Turtle Monkey and the Big Move

Turtle Monkey and her mom are the only green monkeys in the village. They used to be brown, but they don't remember how they became green. Turtle Monkey and Mama Monkey like being green because it is easier to blend into the forest. In the Big Move Turtle Monkey moves to a new home, finds new friends, goes to a new school, and encounters the school bully.

Turtle Monkey and the Unfriendly Mushrooms

Jo Fontana is the up and coming author of the Turtle Monkey series. Her creativity and sense of humor reveal a world of quirky, anthropomorphic characters the likes of whom can only exist in one's imagination.

Turtle Monkey and the Unfriendly Mushrooms

Do you ever have tummy aches? Would you eat something on a dare? Turtle Monkey and the Unfriendly Mushrooms begins with a game called "Friendly Mushrooms." Turtle Monkey and her friends meet in the woods. The one who finds the prettiest mushroom yells "Friendly Mushroom." Turtle Monkey wins the game with a blue and white mushroom which she eats Then the friends play hide and seek. Turtle Monkey hides so well her friends can't find her. The Friendly Mushroom backfires. And of course, during the scramble to find Turtle Monkey, Little Ape is always luring in the background.

A Turtle Monkey Yule

Jo Fontana is the up and coming author of the Turtle Monkey series. Her creativity and sense of humor reveal a world of quirky, anthropomorphic characters the likes of whom can only exist in one's imagination.

A Turtle Monkey Yule

The holidays were fast approaching. Turtle Monkey could scarcely contain her excitement. "Can we decorate now? Oh, please, please, please " Turtle Monkey jumped up and down. "No. First, we have to get the decorations ready, and then we can decorate. So, hold your horses, Little One. I know you're excited."

The Turtle and the Monkey

Greedy Monkey makes every effort to cheat Turtle out of the bananas that rightfully belong to her.

The Turtle and the Monkey

Greedy Monkey makes every effort to cheat Turtle out of the bananas that rightfully belong to her.

Monkey King Journey to the West

Monkey now jumped into the air to get an aerial view. “Ah, yes. We're on the west bank of the River to Heaven,” he reported. “I remember,” said Tripitaka. “Last time, we were carried across by an ancient white turtle.

Monkey King  Journey to the West

One of the world's greatest fantasy novels and a rollicking classic of Chinese literature, in a sparkling new translation and published in a Clothbound Classics edition. A shape-shifting trickster on a kung-fu quest for eternal life, Monkey King is one of the most memorable superheroes in world literature. High-spirited and omni-talented, he can transform himself into whatever he chooses and turn each of his body's 84,000 hairs into an army of clones. But his penchant for mischief repeatedly gets him into trouble, and when he raids Heaven's Orchard of Immortal Peaches, the Buddha pins him beneath a mountain. Five hundred years later, Monkey King is finally given a chance to redeem himself: he must protect the pious monk Tripitaka on his journey in search of precious Buddhist sutras that will bring enlightenment to the Chinese empire. Joined by two other fallen immortals - Pigsy, a rice-loving flying pig, and Sandy, a depressive river-sand monster - Monkey King does battle with Red Boy, Princess Jade-Face, the Monstress Dowager, and all manner of dragons, ogres, wizards and femmes fatales; navigates the perils of Fire-Cloud Cave, the River of Flowing Sand and the Water-Crystal Palace; and is serially captured, lacquered, sautéed, steamed and liquefied - but always hatches an ingenious plan to get himself and his fellow pilgrims out of their latest jam. Comparable to The Canterbury Tales or Don Quixote, Monkey King is at once a gripping adventure, a comic satire and a spring of spiritual insight. With this new translation by the award-winning Julia Lovell, the irrepressible rogue hero of one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature has the potential to vault, with his signature cloud-somersault, into the hearts of a whole new generation of readers.

Plays for Three

There's this turtle and this monkey, who is always trying to trick the turtle but never quite manages to, because he's too clever and patient. Like this one day, they fight over who gets to keep a banana plant they found.

Plays for Three

PLAYS FOR THREE is a unique anthology of 23 outstanding plays for three actors by an exciting mix of established and emerging playwrights. Everyone’s heard that “Two’s company, three’s a crowd.” That may be true on a date, but on stage, three is a magic number. Add a third character to any interaction and the dramatic possibilities increase exponentially: suddenly there’s competition, intrigue, shifting allegiances, comic misunderstandings, secrets and lies. Triangles make excellent drama, and three-handers offer the kind of substantial and challenging roles that actors love. Plays for Three offers six full-length and seventeen short plays featuring dramatic trios of every sort. Rob Ackerman Pete Barry Stephen Belber Cesi Davidson Adrienne Dawes Philip Dawkins Catherine Filloux Madeleine George Amlin Gray Frank Higgins Cory Hinkle Wendy Kesselman Eric Lane Kitt Lavoie Mark Harvey Levine Matthew Lopez Donald Margulies Anna Moench A. Rey Pamatmat David Riedy Nina Shengold Stephen Webb Craig Wright

Fallen Animals

In another tale a small Monkey and a Turtle lived like sworn brothers.50 One day the Turtle read a notice of a squire searching for a monkey's heart to cure his daughter's illness. The Turtle was excited by the prospect of getting the ...

Fallen Animals

The book examines the interpretations, functions and interactions of the Fall—physical, moral, artistic, and otherwise—as represented through animals, or through human–animal interactions, in various religious contexts, art, and literature.

How the Turtle Cracked Its Shell

Maybe I'll make myself a turtle sandwich. Spider Monkey: No! That would be bad, bad, bad! Parrot: He's kidding, Spider Monkey. He couldn't eat Turtle even if he wanted to. Turtle's shell is too hard. Jaguar: I don't care for turtles, ...

How the Turtle Cracked Its Shell

Perform this tall tale from Guatemala about a turtle who has a hard time controlling what he says.

Tales from the 7 000 Isles

There are many stories about Monkey and Turtle being friends and the former tricking the later. Monkey often fools Turtle and places them in a situation where Monkey has the advantage. But Turtle seems to know how to weasel his way out ...

Tales from the 7 000 Isles

Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories offers insights into the people and culture of the Philippines through dozens of tales representing the nation's various islands, regions, and cultural-ethnic groups. Designed to provide educators with material with which to enhance curriculum and lesson plans, the stories open a gateway to a rich and unique cultural mix. The tales presented here are divided into animal stories, how and why stories, tales of enchantment, trickster tales, and scary stories. In them readers can discern not only the native Filipino culture, but the influences of the many peoples who have moved through and settled in the islands, most notably Malay, Chinese, and Spanish, but also Arab, Indian, and American. A brief history of the country, its people, and their cultural traditions is included, as are crafts, children's games, recipes, and color photos. Notes about the stories, a bibliography, and a glossary complete the volume.

Mythology and Folklore of the Hui A Muslim Chinese People

While he was thinking thus intensely , the Monkey bounced into the room and enticed him : " Look , I have brought you something good to eat . " The Turtle pretended to be worried . He said to the Monkey with a sigh , " Brother Monkey ...

Mythology and Folklore of the Hui  A Muslim Chinese People


Tagalog Texts with Grammatical Analysis

The monkey took the half which had leaves , because he thought it would grow better than the half which had none . When a few days had passed , the monkey's tree died , while that of the turtle grew until it bore fruit .

Tagalog Texts with Grammatical Analysis

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Tagalog Texts with Grammatical Analysis" by Leonard Bloomfield. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Indian Legends and Poems

After a while, the monkey said,” Friend Turtle, suppose you allow me to climb the banana plant and gather the ripe fruit. Agreed?" "Agreed," the turtle answered. So the monkey climbed the banana plant. In two seconds flat he reached the ...

Indian Legends and Poems

For the cover of this presentation the author has made copies of actual American Indian drawings, arranged them in a collage, and completed it with an acrylic overpaint, which was then antiqued to achieve the effect. This book is a combination of poems by American Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward, with such poems as Ozarks Blabbermouth Lissenbee, added to a series of thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister which was published in 1917, with an Indian Pronouncing Library to complete this book, which children and adults alike will enjoy.

Stories Myths Chants and Songs of the Kuna Indians

Pedro Arias, then chief's spokesman of Mulatuppu, told yarmoro ikar/The Way of the Turtle (as he called it) on the ... The Way of the Turtle is a relatively short story, opposing two protagonists, Turtle and Monkey.2 In this story, ...

Stories  Myths  Chants  and Songs of the Kuna Indians


A Treasure of Tales Book 1

He looked up and saw a monkey sitting in the tree . He was eating the peanuts . " Give me my bag of peanuts , " said the turtle to the monkey . " It is mine . I paid money for it . " " No , " said the monkey . “ I found the bag .

A Treasure of Tales Book 1

Everybody loves a story.Children, in particular, find stories fascinating and this set of six books in multicolour is a collection that would satisfy any child.

A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

Once, a monkey and turtle somehow became close friends. The monkey, of course, lived in the forest and the turtle lived in the ocean. Still, they made a vow not to be evil to each other and, especially, never to harm one another.

A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

Buddhist teachings provide numerous methods for bringing greater meaning and happiness into our lives and into our relationships with others. In A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche reveals these methods in direct, vibrant, down-to-earth language. At the core of this work lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a text composed by Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704–1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche interprets these ancient teachings with compassion, humor, and a keen awareness for their relevance in contemporary Western life. Those who sincerely want to study and practice the Buddha's teachings will find this an indispensable guide.

Brazilian Folktales

TURTLE AND ONÇA , THE JAGUAR T urtle was slowly crawling her way through the forest when she noticed that Monkey was sitting up in a palm tree , eating fruit . " What are you doing , Monkey ? " " I am eating the fruits of the Inajá ( Ee ...

Brazilian Folktales

A rich brew of more than 40 traditional Brazilian tales from the country's diverse cultural traditions.

Iran the Green Movement and the USA

There was a Turtle in that pond, casually wandering under that fig tree when he saw the Monkey dropping figs down towards him. The Turtle thought the Monkey was doing this by way of friendly magnanimity to share with him some of the ...

Iran  the Green Movement and the USA

Iran, the Green Movement and the USA presents the paradox that the USA faces in dealing with Iran over its nuclear armament: negotiate, and legitimize Ahmadinejad's otherwise troubled presidency; resort to sanctions or military strikes, and altogether destroy the budding civil rights campaign of the Green Movement. Either way, as leading Iranian scholar Hamid Dabashi argues, the Islamic Republic will become even stronger. Featuring a short history of how the USA and Iran came to be in this confrontation, this elegantly written book provides the reader with a dynamic picture of the regional geopolitics and a purposeful guide to how to understand and deal with it.

Philippine Folk Tales Compiled

but as the turtle could not climb he dug a hole in the ground and set his there. When their work was finished they went away, planning what they should do with their crop. The monkey said: “When my tree bears fruit, I shall sell it and ...

Philippine Folk Tales Compiled

Stories seventeen to twenty-three are regarded as fables and are told to amuse the children or to while away the midday hours when the people seek shaded spots to lounge or stop on the trail to rest. Most of them are known to the Christianized tribes through out the Islands and show great similarity to the tales found in the islands to the south and, in some cases, in Europe. In many of them the chief incidents are identical with those found elsewhere, but the story tellers, by introducing old customs and beliefs, have moulded and colored them until they reflect the com mon ideas of the Tinguian. The third group includes stories from several wild tribes who dwell in the large island of Mindanao.