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The Fabrics of Fairy Tale

Tanya Robyn Batt

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ISBN 10: 184686089X / ISBN 13: 9781846860898
Published by Barefoot Books, 2007
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Fabrics of Fairy Tale

Publisher: Barefoot Books

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: PAP/COM.

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The weaving of words and the weaving of fabrics come together in this exceptional gift book, which combines the talents of professional storyteller Tanya Batt and textile artist Rachel Griffin. The history and passage around the world of each of the fabrics, from wool to batik, from flax to silk, is fascinatingly described, and the fabrics themselves then become the central characters of stories from areas as diverse as Scandinavia, Hawaii, Indonesia, and East Africa. Exquisite illustrations and compelling stories make The Fabrics of Fairytale a book that will appeal to fabric-lovers of all ages.

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[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with SHAKESPEARE'S STORYBOOK, PRINCESSES, and GIANTS, GHOSTS, AND GOBLINS.]--One of the delights of telling stories to children is seeing the excitement in their faces as they pick out familiar themes and characters, while waiting for the next twist in the plot. Likewise, they can enjoy the little tingles of fear when the villain appears because he or she is familiar from another story. Barefoot Books has created a delightful series of stories on CD, including stories from cultures all over the world, many of which are little known, or variations of the better-known folktales. PRINCESSES is gently narrated by Margaret Wolfson in a well-modulated voice. She gives individual characters within each story their own voices, and becomes harsh or soft as the story demands. Patrick Ryan narrates SHAKESPEARE'S STORYBOOK with impeccable enunciation. He has less differentiation between the various characters, and his pacing is unpredictable, but overall he does well. GIANTS, GHOSTS & GOBLINS is an interesting collection--some charming stories, some too gruesome for younger children--all narrated in a down-to-earth country twang by Jerry Nelson. Although his male voices are more realistic than his female ones, he manages to convey, through tone and inflection, that all will end well. My favorite of the group, for both its stories and its narration, is THE FABRICS OF FAIRYTALE, charmingly narrated by Tanya Batt with a lovely, litlting brogue. Batt's narration melds sweetness, intelligence, and wisdom into the characters and uses just the right pacing to keep the stories flowing smoothly. In addition to the excellent narration, Barefoot Books provides a synopsis of each story, in order, so the listener can pick and choose by place or content, a benefit of the CD format. And the musical interludes at the beginning and end set the appropriate mood for each group of stories. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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