Tales From Everywhere
Stories selected and rewritten by Mae Bradley
illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame-Johnson
World Distributors (Manchester) Limited, 1975
In Maoriland there was once a chief called Kahukura.
I'm cheating a little - my kids are not reading this book. It's one from my own childhood which I deeply loved. As a child my dad was often away on business and he loved to travel; being the 70's there were slide nights and dolls for me and my sister dressed in traditional garb from each country he visited. I was hooked, fascinated with other countries and cultures from almost as far back as I can remember.
The stories in this book are traditional stories from around the world, each one enhanced by the beautiful and haunting illustrations:
- The Fairy Fishermen - New Zealand
- The Swans of Islay - Scotland
- The Way Things Happen - Mexico
- The Story of Semerwater - England
- The Two Brothers and the Little Mother - Australia
- How the Tribes Began - Nigeria
- The Dog's Will - Iran
- The Chatterbox - Russia
- A Friend for Man - (?Africa)
- The Story of the White Snake Lady - China
- The Magic Harp - Norway(?)
- Hudden and Dudden and Donald McGrath - Ireland
What book from your childhood is special to you?
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