Love the stories Simple yet enchanting. I would recommend the book Magical Tales from Many Lands which is retold by Margaret Mayo and Illustrated by Jane Ray This book is a multicultural book that has 14 short stories from different cultures Arabic, Japanese, Jewish and Chinese and The short stories are very entertaining and provide an historical take on fiction Just like folk tales, these short stories enlighten the reader into a journey of the imagination This one book makes fourteen cultures accessible to the classroom It was nice to see realistic features and skin colors of different cultures within the illustrations so a diverse group of students can see themselves in the book At the end of the book, there is a summary of each story in case you wanted to have an idea of the story prior to reading it. Many fabulous tales from each part of the world Absolute favorite fairy tales from my childhood Still an amazing read to this day Gorgeous illustrations Highly recommend Picked this up specifically for the Zulu tale of Unanana and the Enormous One Tusked Elephant Akin to Little Red Riding Hood At the beginning I expected a moral to the story If there is one, this version doesn t include it. One of the most formative books of my childhood A great range of stories, from the south of Africa, ancient Persia, Russia and North America Gorgeous art Really beautiful The kind of book that you cherish as a child and appreciate and as you get old I d love to have my copy to hand now, but as it is I m hoping it s survived the better back of a decade in my parents cellar a very humid cellar in Bermudanot great chances for survivalstill Fingers crossed. Interesting and intriguing set of tales from around the world, most of which I d never read before Really enjoyed this one, although the illustrations seemed a bit chunky and glaring in their colors at times to me, they still were very nice. I read this book countless times as a kid, and I still enjoy them I ve always loved retelling of folk stories which give you a small taste of that certain culture or time and Mayo captures it well in this book I also have tons of memories with this.. I ve been reading umpteen collections of folktales for a storytelling class I can attest that it is really hard to find stories that are great for oral storytelling Or rather, stories that I personally want to tell This collection has 14 tales and I want to tell at least 8 of them That s a good collection Many of the stories have been anthologized elsewhere, but I find Margaret Mayo s versions particularly appealing Also wonderful is the artwork by Jane Ray. From A Wide Variety Of Traditions Around The World Come Fourteen Folktales Of Magic, Mystery, And Mischief To Each, Artist Jae Ray Brings Her Rich, Glowing Colors, Her Elegant Sense Of Figure And Form, And Her Gift For DetailA Zulu Tales Tells Of The Indomitable Unanana, Who Rescues Her Two Children From An Elephant S Belly From Japan Comes The Story Of A Timeless Shimmering Kingdom Beneath The Sea In A Rousing African American Story, A Band Of Witches Get Their Comeuppance Fantastic Transformations, Diguises, Magical Objects, And Spirits Reveal A Powerful World Beyond The Senses, A World That Influences Justice And Happiness In Human AffairsWhile Suggesting The Diversity Of The Earth S People, This Gorgeous Collection, Crafted For Reading Aloud Or Alone, Also Shows Through Themes Of Kindness, Courge, Stadfastness, And Love, How Much We All Share
Margaret MayoMargaret Mary Cumming was born 10 May 1935 in London, England, the daughter of William John and Anna Macleod Cumming On 28 July 1958, she married Peter Robin Mayo, a university lectured, and they had three children Roderick, Katrina and Andrew.Margaret Mayo was a children s literature and folktales writer A former teacher, she uses her wide ranging experience with children in her writing She lives in Brighton.
- 128 pages
- Magical Tales from Many Lands
- Margaret Mayo
- 04 November 2017 Margaret Mayo