Retold by master storyteller Hugh Lupton, this collection of folktales from around the world includes firm favourites such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff as well as less familiar stories such as Little Cock Feather-Frock and The Blue Coat. The stories are perfect for reading aloud to small children while the bright and quirky illustrations by popular Barefoot artist Sophie Fatus will ensure hours of entertainment. Hugh Lupton's engaging narrative encourages young readers to follow along with the text, and the strong emphasis on repetition encourages reading confidence. HIGHLIGHTS Best-selling title, now packaged with free audio CD for the first time. Story collection is aimed at young children, who will easily follow the text, and enjoy the quirky illustrations. Introduces young children to tales from around the world.
Table of Contents
The Magic Porridge Pot (German) Monkey-See, Monkey-Do (Indian) The Sweetest Song (African-American) Little Cock Feather Frock (Russian) The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Norwegian) The Little Red Hen (English) The Blue Coat (Jewish)
Hugh Lupton is a co-founder of the influential Company of Storytellers and has been a professional storyteller for the past two decades. His other titles for Barefoot Books include Tales of Wisdom and Wonder (1999), The Gingerbread Man (2003) and Pirican Pic and Pirican Mor (2003). When Hugh isnt performing in festivals around the world, he resides in East Anglia. Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress, who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly coloured illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of several other Barefoot Books including The Story Tree (2001), Babushka (2002), The Barefoot Book of Monsters! (2003), Riddle Me This! (2003), My Daddy is a Pretzel (2004) and A Hen, A Chick and a String Guitar (2005). Sophie lives in Florence.