A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf’s bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net… Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make this a wonderfully inclusive anthology, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.
This is a book that will entertain even the most reluctant reader. –Irish Examiner
This extraordinary and magical collection of little-known folk tales is beautifully illustrated in paper-cut style and perfect for dipping into on autumnal evenings and winter’s nights. –Springboard Stories
Reading and writing folk tales is a valuable exercise for any young writer and this collection…is a masterclass in the genre…we are simply treated to classic plots economically and tantalisingly told. –Helen Mulley, Teach Primary
About the Author
Lari Don was brought up in Scotland, beside a distillery, a river and a railway line, giving her lots of opportunities for incredibly dangerous outdoor games. She was the Scottish National Partys Press Officer for many exciting and sleepless years and then a researcher and producer at BBC Radio Scotland. She won the Canongate Prize in 2001, and a Royal Mail award for her book First Aid for Fairies in 2008. She now lives in Leith, and works as a fulltime writer and storyteller.