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Author Davidsen, Katherine, author.

Title Indonesian stories for language learners : traditional stories in Indonesian and English / Katherine Davidsen and Yusep Cuandani; illustrated by Tante K. Atelier.

Publication Info. Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2021.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  LANG INDONESIAN TUTTLE    Check Shelf
Description 190 pages ; illustrations; 23 cm
Language Parallel text in English and Indonesian.
Note "Free online audio"--Cover.
Contents Red and white (Bali) = Merah Putih -- Pitter patter raindrops = Tik Tik Tik, Bunyi Hujan -- The prince with a golden ring (Aceh) = Putera Mahkota Amat Mude -- The rice cone as big as a hill (Bali) = Nasi Tumpeng Setinggi Bukit -- Forbidden love (West Kalimantan) = Tampun Juah -- Timor's king crocodile (Timor) = Raja Buaya Di Timor -- The diary of a desperate princess (Madura) = Buku Harian Potre Koneng -- How Lake Toba was formed (North Sumatra) = Asal-Usul Danau Toba -- Four mountains, four sultans (North Moluccas) = Moloko Kie Raha -- Dugongs of the Mahakam River (East Kalimantan) = Pesut Mahakam -- My experience meeting the Queen of the South Seas = Nyi Roro Kidul (south coast of Java) -- The origins of Papua's bird of paradise (West Papua) = Asal-Usul Burung Cendrawasih -- Kebo Iwa: giant or vice-regent? (Bali) = Kebo Iwa: raksasa atau patih? -- The origins of the Bali Strait (Bali) = Asal-Usul selat Bali -- Pitung, the hero of Batavia (Jakarta) = Si Pitung, jagoan Betawi -- Malin Kundang, a treacherous son (Jakarta) = Malin Kundang si anak Durhaka -- Nyai Anteh, the moon keeper (West Java) = Nyai Anteh penunggu bulan -- Grandma Luhu (Ambon) = Nenek Luhu == Princess Tandampalik lives again! (South Sulawesi) = Putri Tandampalik hidup kembali! -- Sangkuriang, the legend of Tangkuban Parahu volcano (West Java) = Sangkuriang, Legenda gunung Tangkuban Parahu -- Princess Mandalika's decision (Lombok) = Keputusan Putri Mandalika.
Summary This diverse anthology of traditional tales from across the Indonesian archipelago includes short stories, origin myths, historical legends, poetry, diary entries, news reports and dialogues. Each of the 20 stories is presented in parallel English and Indonesian versions on facing pages, making this a great resource for intermediate language learners. Although written in the Indonesian national language, the stories hail from many different ethnic cultures and include a number of female characters who reveal the challenges faced by women in Indonesian society. In adopting this approach, the authors make the stories relevant and engaging for students, as well as provide fascinating windows onto the regional cultures found among these islands. The stories in this volume include: "Forbidden Love"-A story from West Kalimantan that tells of the tragic love between two first cousins who had to pay a hefty price for their love "Freshwater Dolphins of the Mahakam River"-A story in the form of blog reports from Borneo telling the legend of the freshwater dolphins in the Mahakam River and the challenges faced by the peoples of East Kalimantan "Pitung, the Hero of Batavia"-A story from Jakarta in which a Robin Hood-like figure who stole from the rich to pay the poor, played a heroic role in defending the poor against foreign-run gangs in colonial times And many more! Authors Katherine Davidsen and Yusep Cuandani are experienced language teachers who use these texts in their high school classes at international schools in Jakarta to fulfill the requirements for International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE curriculum courses in Indonesian language and culture. The stories are graded in terms of difficulty. Each one is accompanied by a set of discussion questions, a detailed vocabulary list, cultural notes keyed to the text and online native-speaker audio recordings. An extensive Indonesian-English glossary is provided at the back of the book.
Subject Short stories, Indonesian.
Indonesian language -- Readers.
Indonesian language.
Indonesian language. (OCoLC)fst00970558
Short stories, Indonesian. (OCoLC)fst01117236
Genre/Form Readers. (OCoLC)fst01423896
Added Author Cuandani, Yusep.
Atelier, Tante K.
ISBN 9780804853095
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