A collection of 25 children's stories from around the world. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the international charity, Oxfam, the stories have been collected either in their countries of origin or from London schoolchildren. There are animal tales, ghost stories and family stories.
A collection of twenty-five children's stories from around the world, published in aid of Oxfam. The best stories know no boundaries and the 25 tales in this anthology are designed to appeal to children the world over. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the international aid agency Oxfam, the stories have been collected either in their country of origin by Oxfam field workers or from London school children by the book's editor Michael Rosen. There are animal stories from Botswana and Indonesia, ghost stories from Jamaica and Vietnam, family stories from India and southern Africa, a tale of a golden-haired Princess from Nepal, a creation myth from Brazil and many more. Each story has its own distinctive flavour. Michael Rosen is the author of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" (winner of the 1989 Smarties Book Prize), "Little Rabbit Foo Foo", "The Horribles", "Till Owlyglass" (shortlisted for the 1989 Emil/Kurt Maschler Award), "Clever Cakes" and "Scrapbooks". The illustrators for the book include Helen Oxenbury, Nicola Bayley, Michael Foreman, John Burningham and Cathie Felstead.