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.
There is a story from the Ramayana, a story of Tenali Rama, and stories of common sense and of ghosts at noon.
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 their culture further.
Retold by an experienced storyteller and actor, 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