Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!: A Palestinian Folktale

Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!: A Palestinian Folktale


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There was once a woman who had a little pot for a child. Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!—that was the sound the pot made as it rolled everywhere. Unfortunately the pot wasn’t old enough to know the difference between right and wrong. That naughty pot ran off with things that did not belong to her until she learned her lesson…the hard way!

In this retelling of a Palestinian folktale, brought to life in dazzling, jewel-like illustrations, children will discover that there are consequences for taking things that don’t belong to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761463122
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,127,113
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 420L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

"Margaret Read MacDonald likes to discover old tales that are not widely known to the public. Every year, she travels to exotic new places in search of tales—Kota Kinabalu, Alor Setar, Shanghai, Palembang, and Buenos Aires, to name a few. She retold another tale for Marshall Cavendish: Too Many Fairies, illustrated by Susan Mitchell. Dr. MacDonald lives in Kirkland, Washington. For more information about her work, visit her Web site: www.margaretreadmacdonald.com

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Tunjur Tunjur Tunjur: A Palestinian Folktale 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
GeniusBabies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute book about a woman who has a pot for a baby, and the mischief the pot gets into. I enjoyed the clever premise and artwork, but the story was somewhat repetitive and has no clear moral. An interesting read.
Mluke04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good example of folktale because the story has been passed down through generations and there is a specific cadence when read aloud which is created by repetition. There is also a contrast between the bad pot and the good woman.The pot is a good example of a dymanic character because she changes at the end of the book. She learns the difference between good and evil. Media: Acrylics
perihan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This folktale is about a mother who is wise and kind and her pot child who is naïve. The setting is a village, a home of the pot, the market place, and the palace. The problem in the story is that the pot thinks it is old enough to go out alone to wonder and brings home things that do not belong to it. It gets into trouble and learns from his mother that stealing is the wrong thing to do.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am so in love with that naughty little cooking pot who, sadly, needs to learn a valuable lesson. MacDonald knows how to tell a story, and the art here is enchanting and exotic, as it should be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago