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Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah

Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah.

A traditional tale from Indonesia, retold by Lavinia Disa Winona Araminta; illustrations by Scott Pearson

This story is a popular children’s story in Indonesia and Malaysia. There are several different versions. Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih are stepsisters – one good and selfless, the other greedy and selfish. In the course of the story, the good sister is rewarded and the selfish sister is taught a lesson and sees the error of her ways. The story allows students with Indonesian and Malaysian heritage to see themselves reflected in the journal by including a familiar story from their own culture.

Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2021

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: evil, fairy tale, family, good, greed, Indonesia, magic, moral, reward, stepmother, stepsister, traditional tale, trust, virtue

In: School Journal Level 2 May 2021

Publication date: May 2021

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