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A River of Stories: Tales and Poems from Across the Commonwealth

From tiny island to vast territory, each of the member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations has a vibrant heritage of storytelling. With a central theme of water, this glorious collection of children s stories brings together a tale or poem from each of the fifty-four countries of the Commonwealth.

Each entry brings its own particular magic whether describing the simple pleasures of the sound of the ocean or the sun on your skin; recounting the cunning tricks of clever animals; or enchanting the reader with exploits of Kings and Queens, Gods and Goddesses together they provide an evocative picture, capturing the sights, sounds and flavours of a global community.

The beautiful dramatic silhouettes of the award-winning illustrator Jan Pie kowski unify these diverse tales and poems and complete a celebration of global storytelling that traces the meandering nature of tales that traverse continents. This 160 page, full-colour anthology recognises the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Commonwealth Education Trust and includes a foreword written by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.


A River of StoriesFormat: Hardcover
ISBN:
0956929907
Publisher: Commonwealth Education Trust Books
Dimensions: 246 x 203mm
Pages: 160
Retail Price: £18.99

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