The Story of a Pumpkin, a folktale in Nepali and English, has just been published by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The photo is from our Folktale Festival celebrating the tale told by Hari Tiwari who now lives in Laconia, NH. This book is the fruit of the work of many: new neighbors from Bhutan, folklorist Jo Radner, artist Susan Gaylord, and me, in my job as literacy director at the NH Humanities Council. The story was told to us by Hari Tiwari whose father told her the tale when she was a small girl in Bhutan. You can read about the steps we took, from collecting folktales in ESOL classes to proofreading in Nepali and English. The book is distributed by the University Press of New England. Soon we will have a teacher’s guide.
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