A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers. “In an age of exquisite picture books this is possibly the most beautiful of the year…” Imogen Carter / The Observer New Review “Visually stunning and original” Daily Mail There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his. “You are mine Fausto said to the flower the sheep and the mountain and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto so he conquered a boat and set out to sea… Working for the first time in traditional lithography world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers combines spectacular art with powerful prose hand set using traditional lead type to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.
9781788683074Bold reader – open your mystical map and get ready to travel through time with 21 dazzling stories of daring and deceit reward and punishment. Meet gods goddesses and demigods serpents coyotes talking fish and clever spiders and cavort with sea nymphs mystical women terrifying beasts and volcano people – as you discover different tales of how the world began. These powerful fascinating myths and legends will transport you to every corner of the globe. You’ll journey from ancient to modern times from hot climates to freezing temperatures from mountaintops to seafloors. The stories in this book link you to past generations; these tales have been passed down through a long line of oral traditions. The souls of ancestors the lives of heroes and the fates of mortals are waiting to be discovered. Myths and legends are retold by Alli Brydon and beautifully illustrated by Julia Iredale. Myths from Africa include: ‘The Creation of the World’ from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo ‘The Tale of the Ghosts and the Flutes’ from the Beba people of Cameroon ‘Anansi and the Box of Stories’ from the Ashanti people of present-day Ghana Myths from Europe include: The Selkies from Scottish mythology ‘Athena Arachne and the Duelling Looms’ from Greek mythology Myths from Asia include: Lord Ganesh from the Hindu pantheon ‘Nyai Loro Kidul Queen of the Sea’ from Indonesian mythology Myths of Oceania include: ‘The Legend of Maui’ from Polynesian mythology Uluru from the Anangu people of Australia The Rainbow Serpent from the Aboriginal people of Australia Myths of the Americas include: ‘Coyote Steals Fire for the People’ from the Native American people of the United States ‘The Hero Twins Visit the Underworld’ from the Mayan People of Mesoamerica The Mapinguary from Brazilian mythology Myths from the Arctic include: Sedna the Mother of the Sea from Inuit mythology Niekija and the Northern Lights from Sami Shamanism About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids – an imprint of the world’s leading travel authority Lonely Planet – published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture sociology geography nature history space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
978184994543112 classic English fairy tales and their history from tales of dragons to Robin Hood. Folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture. In his book Rosalind Kerven has revived the best English fairy tales for a new generation. These are stories of giants dragons fairies and Arthurian Romance. Together they form a perfect introduction to the different types of traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage. Each tale is linked with a specific place or county in England: ‘The Dragon Castle’ from Northumberland ‘The Girl Snatched By Fairies’ from County Durham ‘The Princess and the Fool’ from Kent and ‘The Dark Moon’ from Lincolnshire. The book also includes notes on each story: the history and where it came from its development and short summaries of many related or similar stories.
9781782692034International bestselling children’s author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke’s personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world – not just from her native Germany but from Russia Japan and the Native American tradition. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for any young reader wishing to discover the wider world of fairy tales. This wonderful selection of 13 tales includes: The Tale of the Firebird (Russia) The Boy Who Drew Cats (Japan) The Frog Princess (Ukraine) The Six Swans (Germany) The Girl Who Gave a Knight a Kiss out of Necessity (Sweden) Kotura Lord of the Winds (Siberia)
9781409563266The much-loved legend of King Arthur is brought to life in this stunningly illustrated collection featuring stories including The Sword in the Stone Excalibur and The Last Battle. Legendary characters such as Lancelot Guinevere Merlin and more are brought to life in stories specially retold for children.
9781788541152Guardian Books of the Year 2019. Here are eight princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold empowered full of curiosity adventure and determined to be true to themselves. Natasha Farrant’s original stories are set in different times all around the world blending modern and traditional storytelling with glowing full colour illustrations by debut artist Lydia Corry in a glorious gift book. ‘Mirror mirror on the wall… what makes a princess excellent?’ An enchantress flings her magic mirror into our universe. Reflected in it are princesses who refuse to be pretty polite or obedient. Through the centuries and around the world these girls are fierce brave and determined to do the rescuing themselves. The desert princess protects her people from the king with the black and gold banner. The forest princess takes a crocodile for a pet. An island princess explores the high seas. A mountain princess puts kindness above being royal. And in a tower-block in a city Princess saves her community garden from the hands of urban developers.
9781409531678A fantastic compendium this wonderful collection of Greek myths taken from Usborne Young Reading” titles is a thrilling and informative read. Featuring the best-known of all the Greek heroes and monsters with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa Pegasus Heracles Odysseus the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. A section after the stories gives more details on the various gods and other Greek myths. “Usborne’s Young Reading” series was developed in conjunction with an expert from Roehampton University and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each individual story has clear engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.