The Contest: Nonny Hogrogian

 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: 

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

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