Spirit of the Forest: Tree Tales from Around the World

Spirit of the Forest: Tree Tales from Around the World


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Spirit of the Forest: Tree Tales from Around the World by Eric Maddern, Alan Marks, Helen East

Trees are symbols of life itself. We cut them down at our peril. Here is a leafy anthology of 12 traditional tales from all over the Earth's surface, from Native North America to New Guinea and from Wales to Nepal. They include tales of high magic, bravery and guile, death and rebirth, each woven around a tree Eric Maddern's and Helen East's spirited storytelling combines with Alan Marks' romantic artwork to create a lively and thought-provoking collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845072681
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date: 06/09/2003
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.58(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 7 - 18 Years

About the Author

Eric Maddern studied sociology and psychology at Sheffield University, then spent 10 years travelling around the world. He now performs all over the country as a storyteller and folk singer, and he has built a roundhouse in the grounds of his home, where he holds storytelling events. He lives in Gwnyedd, Wales.Eric's books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Earth Story and Life Story, Fire Children, The King with Horse's Ears, Spirit of the Forest, Rainbow Bird, The King and the Seed and Curious Clownfish.Alan Marks studied art at Bath Academy in 1980 and has since illustrated over 20 children's picture books. Alan's first book, Storm, written by Kevin Crossley Holland, won the Carnegie Medal, and Ring a Ring o' Roses won the Bologna UNICEF Award. In 1996, Thomas and the Tinners was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and The Thief's Daughter became National Curriculum recommended reading. He lives in Elmstone, Kent.Helen East was born in Sri Lanka and has since lived and travelled all over the world teaching, performing and writing. She became a professional storyteller in 1979. She has written a series for the BBC World Service entitled Everyday Science. She lives in London.

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