Tale Of Tales by Tony Mitton

Tale Of Tales

Written by Tony Mitton

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Tony Mitton is an award-winning poet and this delightful collection of poems has been universally admired by all areas of the media. We absolutely loved the collection too. A magical quality pervades each and every poem with a dash of humour and a gentle mesmerizing power completing the picture. Parents and children alike will find the collection utterly entrancing and irresistible and as one well known reviewer said there are shades of Kipling and Chaucer throughout.


Tale Of Tales by Tony Mitton

This is a brand new poetry book for children by award-winning poet Tony Mitton. Beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey, The Tale of Tales is the story of a group of animals who are on a journey. Each animal in turn tells a story to the rest of the group as they travel on their way. Join Monkey, Elephant and friends on their journey to Volcano Valley to hear the greatest story of all, the Tale of Tales.


There are shades of Kipling and Chaucer in this book as a band of animal travellers take it in turns to tell stories as they travel to hear The Tale of Tales. The tales are perfectly complemented by Peter Bailey's wonderfully varied black and white illustrations The Bookseller An outstanding book ... A wonderful collection of the world's stories told in reverse The School Librarian A deeply enjoyable and attractive little picture book, excellent for reading aloud, and provides a very promising model for showing children how stories can be recreated Books for Keeps Beautifully presented ... This is a lovely book for sharing Inis Great fun, great variety and great endorsement of storytelling Irish Times

About the Author

Tony Mitton

Tony Mitton was born in 1951 in North Africa, the son of a soldier. Until he was 9 he lived mostly in Africa, Germany and Hong Kong. He went to state boarding school in Suffolk and went on to do an English Literature degree at Cambridge University. He then trained to be an English teacher before making the switch to primary school teaching.

Tony worked as a primary school teacher between the ages of 25 to 49, but for the last 13 years of that period he taught part-time. During that period he began to spend 2 or 3 days a week working at his writing, and wrote poems and stories for school reading books and also for trade market books. He now writes full-time and visits lots of schools, libraries and events to talk about his work.

He lives in a small house in the middle of Cambridge with his wife and two children, and a cat called Tiggy, who is definitely one of the family. Tony likes Cambridge but he and his wife often wish they'd settled somewhere where there are better places for walking, like cliffs and hills with good views of the landscape.

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112 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

4th January 2007




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