A gorgeous golden mix of traditional and modern, funny and wise in this joyful re-working of a West African folktale.
An evening that could have gone wrong, and a thank you to books, and the people who create them.
A kind-hearted monkey and some quick-thinking in this gorgeously illustrated re-telling of an old tale.
A trickster's tale with bold illustrations - a cross-cultural joy from Indonesia and India.
We are a household divided when it comes to fairy tales. My husband really dislikes a number of the well-known ones. Disliked them as a child. Still dislikes them. I try to be the one to read them (though he bravely reads on). We’ve taken the view that whatever we think of an individual story, … Continue reading To Fairy Tale or Not to Fairy Tale?
Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Kelly Murphy, published by Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA, 2007 Set in Ireland in the 19th century, Fiona relies on her wits to best the Leprechaun King. Written in beautiful, rhythmic prose, the clever twist at the end as Fiona outwits the King is a pleasure every time. The illustrations … Continue reading Book Review: Fiona’s Luck