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Levy, Barbara Abramoff 1949-

Works: 3 works in 16 publications in 2 languages and 383 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Local history  Folklore  Legends 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: E159, 917.3040683
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Most widely held works by Barbara Abramoff Levy
Great tours! : thematic tours and guide training for historic sites by Barbara Abramoff Levy( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creating tours that are interesting and educational for visitors (and guides!) is a challenge every historic site faces. Great Tours! helps you focus clearly on the material culture and significance of your site and then shows you how to use that focus to train and energize your guides. You will be able to move your tours to a fresh new level that is engaging and educational for visitors of all ages and abilities. Readings and workshop activities frame the process throughout and allow you to develop what is most appropriate for your site, while working to strike a realistic balance between ideals and every day reality. Great Tours! offers a unique combination of theoretical guidance and practical activities, supplemented by reproducible forms and a bibliography and index, that make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved with planning tours and training guides. -- viewed March 30, 2021
Stories from Quechan Oral Literature by Abraham M Halpern( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quechan are a Yuman people who have traditionally lived along the lower part of the Colorado River in California and Arizona. They are well known as warriors, artists, and traders, and they also have a rich oral tradition. The stories in this volume were told by tribal elders in the 1970s and early 1980s. The eleven narratives in this volume take place at the beginning of time and introduce the reader to a variety of traditional characters, including the infamous Coyote and also Kwayúu the giant, Old Lady Sanyuuxáv and her twin sons, and the Man Who Bothered Ants. This book makes a long-awaited contribution to the oral literature and mythology of the American Southwest, and its format and organization are of special interest. Narratives are presented in the original language and in the storytellers' own words. A prosodically-motivated broken-line format captures the rhetorical structure and local organization of the oral delivery and calls attention to stylistic devices such as repetition and syntactic parallelism. Facing-page English translation provides a key to the original Quechan for the benefit of language learners. The stories are organized into "story complexes", that is, clusters of narratives with overlapping topics, characters, and events, told from diverse perspectives. In presenting not just stories but story complexes, this volume captures the art of storytelling and illuminates the complexity and interconnectedness of an important body of oral literature. Stories from Quechan Oral Literature provides invaluable reading for anyone interested in Native American cultural heritage and oral traditions more generally
Great tours! : thematic tours and guide training for historic sites by Barbara Abramoff Levy( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Great tours! : thematic tours and guide training for historic sites
Stories from Quechan Oral Literature
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Levy, Barbara Abramoff 1949-