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A new offering by award-winning poet Tony Mitton, beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey.
Short installments comprise The Tale of Tales, the story of a group of animals making their way to Volcano Valley to hear the Tale of Tales, the greatest story ever told. Along the way, the animals meet new travelers and each shares his own story with the group.
This delightful story, filled with humor and warmth, and charmingly illustrated throughout with line drawings, is sure to become a favorite for reading aloud, as well as for newly independent readers.
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Tony mitton is an award-winnign poet, whose gently mesmerising, often humorous poetry is irresistible to both children and adults alike. He is an extremely versatile author, writing story poems and shorter verse with skill and wit. Tony does lots of author events, school visits and poetry readings and always leaves his audience entranced.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 4-Upon overhearing from the parrots that the "Tale of Tales" would be told in Volcano Valley that very afternoon, a monkey sets off on Story Road to hear it. Along the way, he meets up with an elephant and the two share stories to pass the time. As they proceed, a total of eight animals join them, each telling a story. Readers will recognize some of the rhymed tales, such as "The Elephant and the Blind Men" told by Elephant, an Anansi trickster tale related by Spider, "Rip Van Winkle" told by Bear, a Pookah story from Owl, and a Jack story narrated by Cat. The selections have differing rhyme schemes, but in all cases, the word choices are unforced and natural. The colloquial narrative between the stories reads well and young listeners will enjoy the variety. Unfortunately, it builds to a bit of an anticlimax; as the animals gather, the ancient baboon begins, "Once Upon a Time..." and listeners are left to imagine what happens next. Bailey's excellent pen-and-ink illustrations, silhouettes, and motifs decorate each page of this elegantly designed collection of tales within a tale.-Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA
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Book Description David Fickling Books, 2004. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110385750382
Book Description David Fickling Books, 2004. Condition: New. Peter Bailey (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0385750382
Book Description David Fickling Books, 2004. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385750382