Exciting retellings of traditional tales, ideal for KS2 Literacy.
This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds.
Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and Amazonian culture further.
Retold by an experienced writer of stories for the young, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.
This series provides a good introduction to the wealth of stories to be found around the world, and would make a good addition to a primary school library. - Armadillo, Autumn 00
Desirable and collectable [...] What makes them work is their integrity and synergy as a series. [...] These stories cannot fail to stimulate your child's imagination and sense of wonder. - Children's books in Ireland, Dec 00
The selection of stories is interesting, and these books would be of great value in class. - Books in schools 2000, Issue 82
Beautifully told stories matched by luscious illustrations ... enhanced by vivid colour and decorated borders - Junior Education
Saviour Pirotta has written over 100 books for children, including novels, picture books, early readers, and retellings of traditional stories and fairy tales. His titles for Orchard include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales and Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children. He lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Jane Ray's exquisite artwork has won her acclaim in the UK and across the globe. She is a nominee for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, as well as winning the Smarties Prize, and being shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her books for Orchard include stunning versions of The Nutcracker and The Twelve Days of Christmas, along with The Apple-Pip Princess and the bestselling Can You Catch a Mermaid?. Jane lives with her family in London.