This collection combines tales of many different sorts: hair-raising encounters with evil spirits; creation stories; tales of great heroes and hunters; and the exploits of the rain forest's tricksters, as well as many other stories retold for young people.
Each book in the "Multicultural Stories" series gathers stories from different parts of the world and retells them for young people. The stories are introduced by a single page of information about the people who tell the story, where they live and the circumstances in which the story might be told.
This series provides a good introduction to the wealth of stories to be found around the world, and would make a good addition to a primary school library. * Armadillo, Autumn 00 * Desirable and collectable [...] What makes them work is their integrity and synergy as a series. [...] These stories cannot fail to stimulate your child's imagination and sense of wonder. * Children's books in Ireland, Dec 00 * The selection of stories is interesting, and these books would be of great value in class. * Books in schools 2000, Issue 82 *
About Saviour Pirotta
Saviour Pirotta has written over 100 children's books, ranging from picture books to novels. He has been fascinated by traditional tales since he was a child, and before becoming a full-time writer he worked as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute in London. His titles include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths and The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales. He lives in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. Since leaving the Bath College of Art, Rebecca Gryspeerdt has worked as a freelance illustrator, on projects as varied as Greenpeace cards and the Oxfam calendar. She has also co-written and ilustrated two children's books with Julia Mcrae.
Stories From The Amazon by Saviour Pirotta
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.