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Bob Hartman - Author

Internationally acclaimed Bob Hartman is a much-loved performance storyteller for children. Renowned for his dynamic, energetic and interactive performances, Bob has entertained audiences on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum to schools, bookshops and major festivals throughout the UK – including the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Northern Children’s Book Festival, both of which he has been a well-loved favourite at for a number of years. His audiences range in number from 10 to 100 and beyond and are enjoyed by all ages.

Bob’s storytelling programme combines traditional folk-tales from around the world, retold in his own inimitable style, with his own inventive stories. Bob loves to help children create their own stories on the spot, and also runs practical workshops for older children and adults who want to understand the power of storytelling and improve their skills.

Bob Hartman and is author of the Lion Storyteller series, a number of picture story books including Noah’s Big Boat, Dinner in the Lions’ Den, The Wolf who Cried Boy and The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff as well as Mr Aesop’s Story Shop and a series of books for adults: Telling the Bible and Telling the Gospel in which he offers his thoughts on storytelling and tips on how to tell stories in fresh and intriguing ways.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Bob Hartman

The Lion Storyteller Awesome Book of Stories
Bob Hartman - illustrated by Krisztina Kallai Nagy
Internationally acclaimed storyteller Bob Hartman brings us a captivating compilation of his best-loved collections of classic stories from around the world. The stories he has chosen are ones that he hopes will encourage children to be more kind, gentle and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 17/06/2016
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The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Bob Hartman - illustrated by Tim Raglin
Bored with life as a sheep – and especially bored with the food on offer - Little Sheep makes a bold but very, very foolish decision that being a wolf would be more fun. But, when she is invited home...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2015
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The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Bob Hartman - illustrated by Tim Raglin
Bored with life as a sheep – and especially bored with the food on offer - Little Sheep makes a bold but very, very foolish decision that being a wolf would be more fun. But, when she is invited home...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/06/2014
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The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book
Bob Hartman - illustrated by Krisztina Kallai Nagy
A wonderful collection of celebratory stories from around the world retold by a master storyteller who knows exactly how to recreate magic and wonder for his listeners. In addition to the familiar Christmas stories of Joseph and Mary's journey, the...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2012
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Mr Aesop's Story Shop
Bob Hartman - illustrated by Jago
Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humour, irony, action and clever dialogue to these new retellings of ten of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/10/2011
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Mr Aesop's Story Shop
Bob Hartman - illustrated by Jago
Master storyteller Bob Hartman breathes fresh life into these traditional fables with his much embellished retellings of Aesop's originals. The moral at the heart of each story – “even the smallest creature deserves respect” in the Mouse and the Lion,...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/03/2010
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