Serpents and Werewolves Tales of Animal Shape-Shifters from Around the World by Lari Don


Serpents and Werewolves Tales of Animal Shape-Shifters from Around the World by Lari Don

A brilliant collection of folk tales: 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...Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make this a wonderfully inclusive anthology, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.


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 Reading and writing folk tales is a valuable exercise for any young writer and this a masterclass in the genre...we are simply treated to classic plots economically and tantalisingly told. -- Helen Mulley Teach Primary

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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128 pages


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Publication date

6th October 2016



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