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Polynesian Folklore: An Alternative to Plastic Toys

Argues that folklore goes beyond plastic toys and popular media symbols to share the humanness of a people. Suggest ways to use Polynesian folklore (nature fables, tales, and legends) to deepen children's understanding of Polynesian culture. Reviews specific stories, references juvenile collections, and offers classroom activities. (SR)

  • Author/Creator: Black, Sharon, Wright, Thomas, Erickson, Lynnette
  • Date Published: Jun
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Children's Literature in Education
  • Number: 2
  • Volume: 32
  • Year: 2001

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