Around the World in 80 Tales by Saviour Pirotta and richly illustrated by Richard Johnson takes readers on a journey across six continents, with entertaining folktales from eighty different storytelling traditions. An excellent introduction to foreign countries, these beautifully told stories are perfect for reading aloud and encouraging children to learn about different cultures and other parts of the world. From a dragon princess in China to a clever peddler in Morocco, children will meet wonderful characters as they travel story-by-story around the globe. An ideal gift, this deluxe volume is a joyous celebration of the world's wonderful diversity.
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Richard Johnson is the illustrator of several classic and fairy tale editions, including Three Little Pigs, a flip-up fairy tale (Child's Play). He has two new illustrated books publishing in 2018: a picture book entitled Once Upon a Snowstorm (publication November 2018, Faber & Faber) and a new fiction title called My Little Golden Book about the Solar System (publication September 2018).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I recently used this book on a folktales unit, and now I'm finding more and more ways to use it in other classes. The pictures are beautiful, cultures are fairly represented, and it is at a reading level that most kids can handle. A must have for every elementary school teacher!
This book is entertaining and educational. My five year old and four year old sons love these stories. It has piqued their interest in other cultures and we read it with a globe close at hand. The pictures are rich and colorful. A great gift for a young boy or girl.