Collections of tales from cultures around the globe, made accessible to younger readers Written in simple, clear and highly readable text, Traditional Tales from Around the World contain a myriad of legends, some of which may already be familiar to children - such as the much-loved adventures of Davy Crockett - and others that may not. The books begin with an introduction, informing the reader about the people who created the stories, where they lived, and why stories are an important part of everyone's lives. Each book is beautifully illustrated in the style of the place that the stories are from. Strong multicultural content - excellent resources for understanding people all around the world. Excellent for home use as well as school libraries or classrooms (where they tie in well with the Literacy Hour). Each book in the series contains a table of contents and an index.
Vic Parker has a BA (Hons) in English Lang, and Lit, from St Catherine's College. She worked as an Editor for Usborne, then Commissioning Editor for Hodder, before becoming a freelance writer. She has written several children's books for Hodder and Viking, among others, and is the author of the popular Speedy Machines series from Belitha Press. She lives in London (N8).