Tale Of Tales by Tony Mitton
  

Tale Of Tales

Written by Tony Mitton

5+ readers   eBooks   eBooks   

RRP £4.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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.

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

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.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7

Author

Tony Mitton
More books by Tony Mitton

Author's Website

www.tonymitton.co.uk/

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

4th January 2007

ISBN

9780552548878

Categories


It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****