by Meryl Doney


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For the past four thousand years, people have been entertaining with puppets in almost every country of the world. Early Asian puppets traveled with performing troupes along trading routes, and, today, puppets such as the Muppets are international TV and film stars. Travel the world from Burma to Tunisia and beyond, then try making a British Mr. Punch, a Turkish Karagoz, an African warrior, or any of eight other fascinating puppets from many cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531158722
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Series: World Crafts Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.45(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: IG890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Puppet History: Your Own Puppet-Making Kit4
Dancing Puppets--Poland and India: Make an Indian Pop-Up Puppet6
Hand Puppets--China: Make a Ku Li Tzu Puppet8
Papier-Mache Glove Puppets--Britain: Make Mr. Punch10
Carved Wooden Puppets--Mali and Tunisia: Make an African Warrior12
Shadow Puppets--Indonesia: Make a Wayang Kulit Puppet14
Comic Shadow Puppets--Greece and Turkey: Make Karagoz, the Turkish Hero16
Rod Puppets--Indonesia: Make a Menak Rod Puppet18
Lifelike Puppets--Japan: Make a Bunraku Puppet20
String Puppets--India: Make a Kathputli Marionette22
Marionettes--Burma: Make a Marionette Prince24
Animal String Puppets--India: Make a Horse and Rider26
Putting on a Play: Making Stages for Your Puppets28
More Books to Read--Web Sites31

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