The Contest: An Armenian Folktale
Author/Illustrator: Nonny Hogrogian
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Year: 1976
Brief Summary: In this Armenian folktale, two thieves try to outwit each other in order to win the heart of Ehleeza.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1977′ ‘ Honor Book’ ” ‘ United States’ ‘
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss folktales and its characteristics. Read other folktales and see if students can pick out similar characteristics.
- From the text, what can you tell about the main characters? What are they like?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library