Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Richard O'Neill, Katharine Quarmby


Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Richard O'Neill, Katharine Quarmby

A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practise playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing? Told by a Romani storyteller and a picture book author, this original tale offers a fascinating insight into Travelling lifestyles and cultures.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


Richard O'Neill, Katharine Quarmby
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Publication date

1st June 2016



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