The Oxford Treasury of World Stories

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9780192781819: The Oxford Treasury of World Stories

An anthology of 23 stories collected from around the world, including modern stories and tales as well as traditional myths and legends. They range from humorous animal stories to tales of love and adventure. Among the countries and regions represented are Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Egypt, Mongolia, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Colombia, Nepal, India, Turkey, China, Vietnam, West Africa, the Andes, Russia, the Caribbean, and Italy. The illustrations, in color and black and white, are by a variety of artists.

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Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark have edited a large number of classic poetry anthologies for OUP, including the best-selling One Hundred Years of Poetry for children. Michael Harrison lives in Oxford, and Christopher Stuart-Clark lives in Windsor.


"Like all Harrison and Stuart-Clark's fine Oxford anthologies, this global collection of 23 traditional tales is a feast for storytelling and reading aloud. The informal voices, whether laconic, lyrical, or dramatic, draw you in from the very first line... The design of the large volume is open and inviting, with thick paper and handsome color paintings by several artists."--Booklist

"[A] globe-trotting anthology... Each story is a rib-sticking and welcome alternative to 'The Three Little Pigs,' 'Goldilocks,' et al."--Hungry Mind Review

"[The stories] have been revised as well as retold, and all are short and sprighty, good to read aloud and easy enough to read alone... The pictures [are] attractively arranged in many sizes and shapes throughout the text."--School Library Journal

"This beautifully illustrated anthology of 23 tales from around the world is a treasure for the home, classroom, and library."--Yellow Brick Road

"Retold simply with a cleverness of phrasing... This extensive and attractively presented collection is a good book for multiethnic collections and a wonderful read-aloud for story hours."--MultiCultural Review

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Michael Harrison; Christopher Stuart-Clark
Published by Oxford University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0192781812 ISBN 13: 9780192781819
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