The Mermaid of Warsaw and Other Tales from Poland by Richard Monte
  

The Mermaid of Warsaw and Other Tales from Poland

Written by Richard Monte
Illustrated by Paul Hess

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Full of wonder, this is a stunning collection of enchanting folk stories with a timeless and universal appeal. Richard Monte captures the optimistic spirit of Poland in stories which delight on account of their magic and surprise.

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The Mermaid of Warsaw and Other Tales from Poland by Richard Monte

Enchanting, wicked and often very funny, Poland's folk tales are one of the great treasures of Central Europe. Crowned by the story of The Mermaid of Warsaw, the eight colourful tales in this collection include Skarbnik's Second Breakfast, set deep in the Wieliczka salt mines, The Turnip-Counter from Karkonosze and The Copper Coin of Wineta, alongside stories from Poznan and the Polish lakes. Paul Hess's stylish illustrations make this a collection to delight children everywhere.

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Full of wonder, this is a stunning collection of enchanting folk stories with a timeless and universal appeal. Richard Monte captures the optimistic spirit of Poland in stories which delight on account of their magic and surprise Lovereading Each story is very unique and entertaining in its only way. Armadillo Magazine Ideal for reading aloud. Armadillo Magazine Each tale amuses and enchants as problems are encountered, sorted and justice prevails. The black and white exude fun and humour. They warmly capture the human spirit as it deals with the bewitiching of strange creatures in far off times. Mesmerising to read aloud. Full of magic and surprise. School Librarian What happens in folktales can be scary but people generally get their just desserts - which makes for a satisfying read. The author is fortunate in his illustrator who adds an extra dimension to the tales. Carousel

About the Author

Richard Monte

Richard Monte is a children's book reviewer and former bookseller who has contributed articles on Poland to the BBC and other magazines. His first Frances Lincoln folk tale collection was The Dragon of Krakow. He lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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Format

Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: 8-11

Author

Richard Monte
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Author's Website

www.richardmonte.co.uk/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2011

ISBN

9781847801647

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