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Jump-rope Rhymes: A Dictionary

by Roger D. Abrahams & Brian Sutton-Smith

I had a little brother. His name was Tiny Tim. I put him in the bathtub To teach him how to swim. He drank all the water. He ate all the soap. He died last night With a bubble in his throat. Jump-rope rhymes,...


Counting-Out Rhymes: A Dictionary

by Roger D. Abrahams & Lois Rankin

Eeny, meeny, figgledy, fig. Delia, dolia, dominig, Ozy, pozy doma-nozy, Tee, tau, tut, Uggeldy, buggedy, boo! Out goes you. (no. 129) You can stand, And you can sit, But, if you play, You must be it. (no. 577)...


The Singing Mountaineers: Songs and Tales of the Quechua People

by José María|Stephan, Ruth Arguedas

The Quechua people, the "singing mountaineers" of Peru, still sing the songs that their Inca ancestors knew before the Spaniards invaded the Andes. Some of these songs, collected and translated into Spanish...


Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle

by Marc de Civrieux & David Guss

Originally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, people living along the northern bank of the Upper Orinoco River of Venezuela, a region...


The Bear and His Sons: Masculinity in Spanish and Mexican Folktales

by James M. Taggart

All the world over, people tell stories to express their deepest feelings about such things as what makes a "real" man or woman; what true love, courage, or any other virtue is; what the proper relationships...


Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience

by Judith M. Blohm & Terri Lapinsky

As our neighborhoods grow more diverse, a variety of cultures, values and traditions become an important part of our classrooms and schools. In Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience, twenty-six personal...


Islam & Muslims: A Guide to Diverse Experience in a Modern World

by Mark Sedgwick

Introduces Western readers to the fundamentals of Islam and to how Muslims apply religious teachings to their everyday lives.


Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning

by Ned H. Seelye

Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning is a collection of 32 activities designed to expand the repertoire of trainers and educators alike. Centering on the development of cultural awareness, this...


Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference

by Craig Storti

Culture affects everything we do: the simplest phrase can be so steeped in cultural context that even seemingly innocent exchanges between people are loaded with cultural differences waiting to expand into misunderstanding...


Cuchulainn and the Crow Queen: Cuchulainn and the Crow Queen

by Bernard Kelly & June Peters

There was a time in Ireland's history when chivalry and chieftainry ruled the land. When the country was occupied by bands of warriors who spoke only their native tongue and who cherished their heritage and...


Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and Ceremony

by Richard Heinberg

This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep...


Intercultural Marriage: Promises and Pitfalls

by Dugan Romano

Today we live in a world without borders, a global village. Distance no longer defines who we meet, fall in love with or marry. The Internet and e-mail connect people around the world in seconds. Immigration,...


Learning to Think Korean: A Guide to Living and Working in Korea

by Robert L. Kohls

Perhaps more than any other East Asian country, Korea adheres to the traditional collectivist and Confucian traits of harmony, hierarchy, status and proper behavior. In Learning to Think Korean: A Guide to Living...


Meath Folk Tales

by Richard Marsh

Meath, the 'Royal County', has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of the first occupation...


The Sutton Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britain

by Marc Alexander

Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern...


Sketchy Santas: A Lighter Look at the Darker Side of St. Nick

by Will Zweigart

Ho, ho, huh?

Who’s that excessively jolly fellow with the fake beard, shifty eyes, sweaty hands, and boozy breath? Why, it’s not just Santa but sketchy Santa! Yes, ’tis the season for awkward photos of...


Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang

by Anne Behnke Kinney

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for...


Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

by Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters?


Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld

by Chuck Crisafulli & Kyra Thompson

Close your eyes and picture -- just for a moment -- hell. Fire? Demons? Eternal torment?

Well, yes -- that's the place, in one very hot nutshell. But that's not all there is to the forbidding world beneath...


The Angry Island

by A.A. Gill

Think of England, and anger hardly springs to mind as its primary national characteristic. Yet in The Angry Island, A. A. Gill argues that, in fact, it is plain old fury that is the wellspring for England's...