Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey
  

Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

Written by Dawn Casey

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This stunning collection of stories from around the world, which celebrate the importance of the world we live in, is supported by inspiring hands-on activities to encourage all to protect and preserve our world as much as we are able. From Australia there is The Sun Mother, the story of the cycles of light and dark that the sun and the moon and the stars make; from Bali there’s Grumpy Gecko which shows how important connections between living things are but how fragile those connections may be. Looking after our world is important to everyone; this collection shows why.

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Synopsis

Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey

An anthology of folktales that helps young readers learn about the way that different cultures around the world set out to live in harmony with the rhythms and patterns of nature. It shows them how to tread lightly on our precious Earth by following the eco-tips and by trying out some of the fun and creative activities that accompany each story.

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This attractive book marries ancient wisdom with modern environmentalism, collecting seven tales from around the world and telling us how to take care of the earth. A Nigerian folk tale about people who ate the sky teaches us not to consume more than we need. A native American story of a lonely girl's prized possession suggests we may have to make sacrifices for the general good. A Welsh fable about an elderly couple, their slop bucket and the fairies in their garden encourages us not to dump rubbish. The stories are interspersed with environmentally friendly crafts and activities, such as how to make a corn dolly. The book's greatest charm is in the bright, decorative illustrations that borrow from primitive art, and in the flashes of imagination in the stories: that bats and stick insects, for instance, came about because envious and dissatisfied mice and insects chose to resemble birds and twigs. The Sunday Times

About the Author

Dawn Casey

Dawn Casey has always had a passion for traditional tales, which she feels are vital nourishment for children. In addition to writing, Dawn has worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. She believes that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure.

Dawn lives in East Sussex, England with her husband and daughter.
The Great Race is her first project with Barefoot Books.

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Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Dawn Casey
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Barefoot Books Ltd

Publication date

1st April 2009

ISBN

9781846862236

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Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

logo Barefoot Books celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts.

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