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  • n  a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

  • Yang parallels this heartfelt and funny story with an illustrated Chinese folktale and a sitcom parody about an outrageously racist Chinese character going to high school.
  • Its humor comes from breezy folktale slang, matter-of-factness in the miracle scenes, with Jonah fumbling around in the whale's belly like a man looking for a light switch.
  • Following these is a pure folktale, the nearest thing to a Southern Grimm's tale: A fanatical hater of flies.
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  • Montgomery-Floyd library to hold summer reading program
    The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library and Act!vated Story Theatre are promoting summer reading and encouraging kids to “Dig Into Reading” by treating young readers to a live theatre production. Act!vated Story Theatre, a national touring theatre troupe, will “act!vate” two multicultural folktales at the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, 200 Miller St., Blacksburg on July 16th at 3:00 [...]
    June 29, 2013 - Roanoke Times

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