A Forest of Stories Magical Tree Tales from Around the World by Rina Singh


A Forest of Stories Magical Tree Tales from Around the World by Rina Singh

This unique collection of folktales, compiled by Rina Singh, encourages us to rethink our relationship with trees through the telling of fantastic tales filled with dancing palms, healing fig trees and magical cherry blossoms. Illustrated in radiant hues by artist Helen Cann and containing notes about the individual characteristics of each species, this vibrant collection will encourage children and adults alike to appreciate the essential place of trees in our lives, and help them to translate their appreciation into the desire to protect the trees of the world.

About the Author

Rina Singh was born in India and moved to Canada in 1980, where she earned a Master's Degree in creative writing in addition to her teaching degree. Rina currently teaches visual arts, drama and creative movement and lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two children. A Forest of Stories is her first title for Barefoot Books. Helen Cann has worked as an illustrator since 1992 after graduating from the University of Wales. Helen has illustrated over fifteen beautiful books for children and uses all kinds of patterns to create her artwork, including those from textiles, ceramics, furniture, jewellery and body art. Her previous titles with Barefoot include Mother and Daughter Tales (1996), Mary's Story (1999) and The Lady of Ten Thousand Names (2001).

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64 pages


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Publication date

24th January 2005



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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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