A collection of ten magical tales from around the world, from Australia to the Shetland Isles. These are stories where people fly, a hare grants a wish, a child is found in a seashell, fruits become precious jewels, and seals cast off their skins to become beautiful human creatures.
A magic story, says award-winning author Berlie Doherty, is "a story that casts a spell on the reader, so that they can't get it out of their minds or their dreams." In its own way, each of the ten stories she has chosen to include in this book casts such a spell. Here are tales from all round the world - from Australia to the Shetland Isles full of strange and wonderful happenings: where people fly, a hare grants a wish, a child is found in a seashell, fruits become precious jewels, seals cast off their skins to appear as beautiful human creatures...Some are happy stories, others haunting and sad, but all have the power to enchant - as too do the magical pictures by Kate Greenaway Medallist Juan Wijngaard. Look, read and you will be enthralled.
"Juan Wijngaard's illustrations delicately catch the mood of each tale and bring an extra dimension to the magic in the text. His page-side decorations also enhance each opening in what is a beautifully presented book." Books for Keeps "Tales of Wonder and Magic, collected by Berlie Doherty and illustrated with unusual power by Juan Wijngaard, are haunting and inspired. See it and admire." The Sunday Times
About Doherty Berlie
Berlie Doherty has written many books for young people and has twice won the Carnegie Medal - for Granny Was a Buffer Girl and Dear Nobody. Her other titles include Spellhorn, Daughters of the Sea, Willa and Old Miss Annie (Highly Commended for the 1995 Carnegie Medal), The Magic Bicycle and the anthology Fairy Tales. She has also writes poetry and plays, and adapted her own books for television and radio. Juan Wijngaard was born in Argentina of Dutch parents. In 1970 he came to England and studied at the Royal College of Art. His first picture book, Greenfinger House, won the 1981 Mother Goose Award and in 1985 he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. Among his other titles are Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Nativity, The Midas Touch and the Walker Treasure The King and the Golden River. Juan lives in California.
Tales Of Wonder And Magic by Doherty Berlie
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