A Year Full of Stories - (World Full Of...) by Angela McAllister (Hardcover)
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About the BookThis treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year. The book is broken into 12 chapters, for each of the 12 months of the year, and throughout, stories are matched to internationally celebrated dates, including Valentines Day and the International Day of Friendship, as well as seasonal events and festivals.
Book SynopsisCelebrate your year from New Year's Day to Christmas Eve with this treasury of 52 best-loved stories from around the world! Turn the pages and get lost in a year full of stories as you journey around the world reading tale after tale to keep story time alive from one end of the year to the other. This rich resource collects together folk tales from home and legends and myths from distant lands to commemorate the changing seasons, cultural events and international festivals throughout the year. The book is divided into 12 chapters, one for each month of the year, and throughout, stories are matched to internationally celebrated dates, including St. Patrick's Day and the International Day of Friendship, as well as seasonal events and festivals.
Introduce the children in your life to rich cultural traditions from all over the globe, with stories like:
- King of the Forest, a Chinese story to celebrate Chinese New Year
- The Frog Prince, a German story to celebrate Valentine's Day
- The Hare in the Moon, a Buddhist story to celebrate Vesak
- The Boots of Hunain, an Arabic story to celebrate Ramadan
- Jonah and the Whale, a Bible story to celebrate Yom Kippur
- How the Pine-tree Chief got his Name, an Iroquois story for Thanksgiving
- The Feast, an African story to celebrate Kwanza
"an introduction that provides valuable insight into a number of cultures and will hopefully spur readers to seek out more."--Booklist
"Notable for its beautiful illustrations.... Students will enjoy locating the tales on a calendar or arriving at their own treasured holiday."--School Library Journal
"This attractive anthology will prove useful."--Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Angela McAllister took a degree in Humanities at Middlesex College before becoming a children's book author. To date, she has written more than 80 books for children, including Frances Lincoln Children's best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.
Christopher Corr is an established author/illustrator whose many books have won him international acclaim. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and now lives and works in London as an artist and tutor at Goldsmiths University.