This award-winning collection of 7 traditional tales from around the world show that things are not always how they seem. Beautifully captured by Niamh Sharkey’s quirky and perceptive illustrations, these tales have all of the color and vigor of the countries and cultures they represent. This new paperback edition includes online access to the audio recording of the story read by the author, master storyteller Hugh Lupton.
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Product Dimensions:8.5 x 10.75 inches
Page Count:64 pages
Age Range:Ages 6 years and up
Awards & Accolades
Books for Children Mother Goose Award, 1999
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1999
Children’s Book Council NOT Just for Children Anymore!, 2000
Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian Magazine
★ "Lupton imbues each folktale with the rhythm and wit of an informal orator, and delivers a nugget of truth at the close" — Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Contributors
Retold and narrated by - Hugh Lupton
Hugh Lupton's prestigious career as a professional storyteller spans over twenty years. In 1985 he co-founded the acclaimed "Company of Storytellers" and has since performed throughout the world.He has performed throughout Britain, as well as in North and South America, Europe and Africa, telling stories from many cultures. Hugh lives in England, UK.
Illustrated by - Niamh Sharkey
Award-winning Irish illustrator Niamh Sharkey works in oils on a gessoed textured background to create the richness in color that has quickly established her as a world class illustrator. She graduated in 1994 with First Class Honors from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin, and was chosen as "Student of the Year" in the Graphics category by the Society of Designers in Ireland. Niamh now lives in Dublin, Ireland.