Serpents and Werewolves Tales of Animal Shapeshifters from Around the World by Lari Don
  

Serpents and Werewolves Tales of Animal Shapeshifters from Around the World

Written by Lari Don
Illustrated by Francesca Greenwood

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Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be an animal? No wonder that shape-shifter stories are so fascinating to us, or that they feature in so many different cultures. Storyteller Lari Don has gathered together a spellbinding collection of shape-shifter tales from across the globe, and retold them with wonderful brevity and zest, making this perfect both for dipping into, and a collection that readers will want to return to again and again. In the same voice she’s included notes on the different stories, and why in particular they caught her imagination, and these add to the appeal. A collection as good and well-told as this will bring out the storyteller in everyone! ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Serpents and Werewolves Tales of Animal Shapeshifters from Around the World by Lari Don

This is a wonderful anthology, stunningly illustrated in papercut style, of animal shape-shifter stories from around the world. With Greek and Egyptian myths, Welsh and Northumbrian legends to Scottish and Japanese folktales each story is just a few pages and perfect for parent and child to share at bedtime, from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net...

Reviews

'This is a book that will entertain even the most reluctant reader.' Irish Examiner

'This extraordinary and magical collection of little-known folk tales is beautifully illustrated in paper-cut style and perfect for dipping into on autumnal evenings and winter's nights.' Springboard Stories

About the Author

Lari Don

Lari Don is an award-winning author and storyteller who loves sharing traditional tales from all over the world. Lari was born in Chile, and brought up in Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh with her family. She has worked in politics and for the BBC, but now spends her time passing on old stories and making up new ones. She is a traditional storyteller, as well as an award-winning children’s author; her fiction is inspired by her love of myths, legends and fables.

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Format

Hardback
144 pages

Author

Lari Don
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Author's Website

www.laridon.co.uk/

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

10th September 2015

ISBN

9781472916334

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