The Fabrics of Fairytale: Stories Spun from Far and Wideby Tanya Robyn Batt, Rachel Griffin (Illustrator)
When an Armenian prince becomes a prisoner, his very life rests on his carpetweaving skills -- but can he also use his
The weaving of fabulous worlds, with words and with fabrics, has occupied humans from all countries and cultures for thousands of years. This stunning collection brings you the best of these yarns, spun through the ages by communities near and far.
When an Armenian prince becomes a prisoner, his very life rests on his carpetweaving skills -- but can he also use his talents to aid his escape? On the island of Maui, a young woman's ghost cannot rest until the beautiful red feather cloak that she was making before she died is finished. And Khaim Yankl, who sews his life savings into the patches of a tatty old patchwork coat, has a nasty shock one day when a beggar calls at the door. From the humble rags of the poor man to the luxurious robes of the king, from common flax to magical fabric won from a seven-headed serpent, the rich patterns of life are wonderfully captured in each of these tales.
Tanya Robyn Batt's lively description of disguise and deception, romance and revenge, are interlaced with Rachel Griffin's magical melange of textures and materials. Together, the words and illustrations create the warp and weft of fairy tale itself, forming a glittering tapestry of enchantment that will appeal to all ages.
- Barefoot Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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