Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe by Antonia Barber
  

Synopsis

Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe by Antonia Barber

The walls of Eastern Europe have recently crumbled to reveal fascinating hidden cultures. To reflect this more open perspective, here is a collection of little-known folk tales from Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania. The seven elegantly told and beautifully illustrated tales create a timely collection to stimulate children's interest in their European neighbours.

Reviews

Told in folkloric cadence, Barber's story is about the rescue of baby Carrie ... Independent readers will enjoy it on their own, and it will be a fine choice for read-aloud as well.

About the Author

Antonia Barber

Antonia Barber comes from a theatrical family, and began making up stories and plays in early childhood. After studying at the University of London, she became a playwright, and then a successful children’s author. A splendid storyteller, she has been writing children’s books for almost thirty years, and has a warm following among children and their parents.

Her previous books include The Mousehole Cat; a finalist for the Smarties Prize, winner of the 1990 British Book Award and Commended for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal; it was later made into an animated film, The Enchanter’s Daughter and Ghosts, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed as The Amazing Mr Blunden.

Antonia Barber lives with her three children in Kent.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Antonia Barber
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

15th February 2008

ISBN

9781845071479


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