These are tales passed on from generation to generation, some to delight, some to terrify, all to enlighten. As a girl, a mother, and a teacher, Theresa Fuller retells her favorite folk stories through the lens of her own life experiences in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, putting a unique spin on ageless classics.
A foolish animal discovers that the Rain forest is a dangerous place
A ghostly boogeyman haunts a fishing village.
A beautiful princess learns that words have power.
A young boy is willing to sacrifice everything for his family.
A woman must decide between the man she loves and the human race.
The Girl Who Became a Goddess is more than a collection of stories, it is a glimpse into childhood memories and a love letter to a young girl from the adult she has become.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and finished it in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down! The way the author has written down the stories, really captured my interest and I found myself becoming fully immersed in the stories.
The stories were thrilling, sometimes ending with such a shock I wasn’t sure whether to be terrified or exhilarated at the conclusion! Some stories made me smile, and others feel sadness. Overall, each story was unique and entertaining.
The Girl Who Became a Goddess is a book on folktales and stories from the author’s perspective and memory of stories she was told, when she was a child. Reading these Malay, Singaporean and Chinese folktales, gives the reader a good insight into the life and culture of people living in these areas. This is why I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who wishes to know more about these cultures, or to anyone who just wants a good book to read!
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