Tales from Silver Lands

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Tales from Silver Lands
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Author Charles Finger
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)

Tales from Silver Lands is a book by Charles Finger that won the Newbery Medal in 1925[1].

The book is a collection of nineteen folktales of the native populations of Central and South America. Collected during Finger's travels, it was one of the first volumes of South American indigenous folktales available to children.[2] Finger also includes information about how the tales were told, including some cultural norms, and any items used in telling the story[2].


  1. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922–Present". ALSC. ALA. Retrieved 2018-16-05.
  2. ^ a b Popp, Marcia Brown. "Tales from Silver Lands." Masterplots II: Juvenile & Young Adult Literature Series, Supplement, March 1997, pp. 1-2. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lkh&AN=103331JYS13289720000333&site=lrc-plus.
Preceded by
The Dark Frigate
Newbery Medal recipient
Succeeded by
Shen of the Sea