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Barbara K. Walker (1921–2007)

Författare till The Mouse and the Elephant,

32+ verk 488 medlemmar 9 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

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Verk av Barbara K. Walker

The Mouse and the Elephant, (1969) 79 exemplar
A Good Fish Dinner (1978) 42 exemplar
Stargazer to the Sultan (1967) 36 exemplar
New Patches for Old (1974) 25 exemplar
Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman (1975) 24 exemplar

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Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 8, April 1978 (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3, November 1980 (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 8, April 1977 (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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Andra namn
Walker, Barbara Jeanne Kerlin
Födelsedag
1921-10-13
Avled
2007-01-24
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Dödsort
Lubbock, Texas, USA
Utbildning
New York State Teachers College, Oneonta, NY
Yrken
teacher
curator
children's book author
Organisationer
Texas Tech University
Kort biografi
Biographical Sketch
Barbara Walker was born on October 13, 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her bachelor's degree from the New York State College for Teachers in 1943 and her master's degree in 1947. In 1943, she married Warren Stanley Walker and had two children. She has taught English and children's literature from elementary school to college. Since 1980, she has been the curator of the Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative at Texas Tech University. She is best known for her children's books of tales and folklore from other societies, especially Turkish culture.

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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 29, 2024 |
I think my gran used to read this book to me when I was little. It may have fueled some pretty nasty nightmares I had about witches chasing me all over the place.
 
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benkaboo | 1 annan recension | Aug 18, 2022 |
In this retelling of a modern Greek folktale, three young swineherds - Milo, Jason and Alexander - living on a beautiful island in the Aegean Sea, manage to outwit a group of marauding pirates intent on stealing their pigs.

This engaging picture book is accompanied by Harold Berson's charming and colorful illustrations, which convey a lively sense of motion and fun. I only wish that Walker had included some indication of her sources in her explanatory note.
 
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AbigailAdams26 | Jun 20, 2013 |
Excited at the thought of the upcoming holiday, Hasan the Shoemaker closes his shop early, and goes in search of presents for the women in his life. But although his wife, mother, and daughter are all thrilled at his gifts, none have time to tailor his new trousers, purchased to replace his patched old ones. Will Hasan be the only member of the family without fine clothes at the holiday? Or will something unexpected happen...?

Folktale fans know the answer to that, of course, but they will still enjoy Barbara K. Walker and Ahmet E. Uysal's retelling of this Turkish tale, in which the unexpected happens, not once, but three times! Collected by Uysal in a village in southern Turkey, New Patches for Old (originally Trousers Too Long and Too Short) reads well, and is accompanied by Harold Berson's appealing color illustrations. Definitely one that folklore fans will want to look at!… (mer)
 
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AbigailAdams26 | Apr 11, 2013 |

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Statistik

Verk
32
Även av
3
Medlemmar
488
Popularitet
#50,613
Betyg
½ 3.3
Recensioner
9
ISBN
53
Språk
3
Favoritmärkt
1

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