This magical collection brings together well-loved, traditional favorites and introduces new, intriguing tales by contemporary authors. Wonderful retellings, ideal for reading aloud, range from classics such as Puss in Boots to the modern story The Boy Who Read Aloud. Includes estimated reading times.
About the Author
Naomi Lewis is a distinguished writer, critic, poet and an authority on children's literature in the UK. She is a particular expert on the writing of Hans Christian Andersen and has translated much of his work. She has written introductory pieces to numerous editions of children's classics - and in translation has given new life to familiar texts from such sources as the Arabian Nights and the Brothers Grimm. She has received the British Eleanor Farjeon Award for notable services to children's literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Naomi Lewis lives in London.