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Encyclopedia > Tales from Silver Lands

Tales from Silver Lands is a book by Charles Finger that won the Newbery Medal in 1925. The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ...


The book is a collection of nineteen folktales of the native populations of Central and South America, including a "just-so story" describing how rabbits and rats got their tails. Commonly, Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A just-so story is a term used in academic anthropology, biological sciences, and social sciences for a narrative explanation for a cultural practice or a biological trait or behavior of humans or animals which is unverifiable and unfalsifiable. ...


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Shen of the Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (132 words)
Shen of the Sea is a collection of stories by Arthur Bowie Chrisman that won the Newbery Medal in 1926.
Chrisman's original stories are written in the style of humorous Chinese folk tales.
Other tales relate the origin of chopsticks, and an instance when mud turns to clay pots.
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