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The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey (Paperback)

The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey (Paperback)

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Picture Book - Fairy Tale & Folk Tales - Ages 5-11

Published: 4/1/2013

Illustrated by: Anne Wilson

Learn how different cultures around the world set out to live in harmony with the natural world in this popular anthology, now in paperback. The seven folk tales are each followed by a hands-on activity that promotes green living and reinforces the eco-messages of the stories.

Gold nautilus Book Award Winner.

Contributor Bios: 

Dawn Casey has always been passionate about traditional tales, believing that folklore can help answer some of the deepest questions about humankind. A primary school teacher and writer, Dawn says that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure. Dawn lives in East Sussex, England with her husband and daughter.

Anne Wilson gains much of her inspiration and use of color from her travels. She has an MA in Illustration from St. Martin's College of Art, London and has been illustrating children's books for several years. She lives in Reading, England with her husband and daughters.


Gold Nautilus Book Award 2010
American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade 2009

Seven folk tales illustrating how different cultures on various parts of the planet's diverse surface try to live in harmony with the natural world. Each folk tale is followed by a hands-on activity that backs-up the eco-themes of the stories. Ideal for ages 5 to 11. It is illustrated by Anne Wilson, whose passion for print-making and collage wins the smiles of every child who peeks into its colourful pages.
-- The Guardian

This attractive book marries ancient wisdom with modern environmentalism, collecting seven tales from around the world and telling us how to take care of the earth. A Nigerian folk tale about people who ate the sky teaches us not to consume more than we need. A native American story of a lonely girl's prized possession suggests we may have to make scrifices for the general goo. A Welsh fable about an elderly couple, there slop bucket and the fairies in their garden encourages us not to dump rubbish. The stories are interspersed with evironmentally friendly crafts and ctivities, such as how to make a corn dolly. the book's greaatest charm is in the bright, deocrative illustrations that borrow from primitive art, and in the flashes of imagination in the stories: that bats and stick insects, for instance, came about because envious and dissatisfied mice and insects chose to resemble birds and twigs.
-- Sunday Times

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