Tales of Wisdom and Wonder with Audio CD
Tales of Wisdom and Wonder retold by Hugh Lupton, illustrated by Nuamh Sharkey
How can a blind man see more than his companion, the hunter? What will become of the peddler who decides to follow his dreams? And how do fish find themselves swimming in the grass of a forest?
Nothing is quite as it seems in Tales of Wisdom and Wonder. You will meet some remarkable animals as well as extraordinary people, among them a curing fox, an inquisitive monkey, a clever farmer and a very unusual butterfly.
Beautifully captured by Niamh Sharkey's quirky and perceptive illustrations, these tales have all of the color and vigor of the countries and cultures they represent. At the same time, they each remind us in different ways of how vast and mysterious our world is, and how our lives can be transformed in the most unexpected circumstances.
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Awards and Honors: Books for Children Mother Goose Award (England), 1999 Bisto Award (Ireland), 1999
"Lupton imbues each folktale in this unusual collection with the rhythm and wit of an informal orator, and delivers a nugget of truth at the close. Reflecting an impressive amount of research, he culls legends from Ireland, Russia, France, Africa and the Caribbean islands and embellishes them as a jazz musician embellishes melody.... He weaves in riffs tailored for reading aloud and prompting interaction with the listener.... Sharkey’s characters may remind some readers of a cross between Lane Smith and Yumi Heo, but the composition of her work reflects her own unique style.... Readers can only hope that this team of newcomers has more in store." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This book is a great way to introduce children of all ages to stories from around the world. It is a fun book to use with your children when they are working on their geography lessons. This book also inspires creative, interesting conversations with your children.
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