Tagged with bilingual folktale

Slideshow of the Pumpkin Party

Slideshow of the Pumpkin Party

We had a fabulous time at the festival! There was much singing, dancing, storytelling, and eating. It was wonderful to see people come together to enjoy the festivities and learn more about each other’s cultures. We hope you enjoy the photos. Advertisements

Yellow Garlands and Preeti Files

Yellow Garlands and Preeti Files

Selling Fruit and Garlands for the Diwali Festival by John Pavelka/Creative Commons Narad Adhikari listened to the storyteller Hari Tiwari on tape as she told The Story of a Pumpkin, the story we selected in our Bhutanese-Nepali folktale project. He read the tale interpreted into English by Nilhari Bandari, which I had transcribed. Then he composed the story in Nepali … Continue reading

Book Arts Tuesday/Bhutanese-Nepali Folktale Project

Book Arts Tuesday/Bhutanese-Nepali Folktale Project

I am thrilled to be working on the Bhutanese-Nepali Folktale Project, which is part of the The New Hampshire Humanities Council statewide literacy initiative called Connections. The project’s goals are: to create a bilingual picture book that supports English language acquisition of new Americans from Bhutan, to preserve a traditional tale in the mother tongue, and to … Continue reading