The Fabrics of Fairytale Stories Spun from Far and Wide by Tanya Robin Batt


The Fabrics of Fairytale Stories Spun from Far and Wide by Tanya Robin Batt

Tales of disguise and deception, romance and revenge, all involving special items of clothing, are interlaced with Rachel Griffin's magical melange of textures and materials. Together, the words and illustrations create the warp and weft of fairy tale itself, forming a glittering tapestry of enchantment that will appeal to all ages. This book includes Armenian, Chinese, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Jewish, Swahili and Swedish stories. It is a beautiful gift edition, including astounding artwork, utilising the fabrics featured in the tales, as well as numerous other materials. It contains multicultural representation that will cross into many different markets as well as interesting factual introductions about fabrics that make this a good candidate for use in schools and adult education centres.

About the Author

Tanya Robyn Batt is one of the world's few professional fairies. She also adds a pinch of pixie dust to her role as a freelance arts educator, using her huge collection of clothes and costumes and her passion for dressing up to educate and entertain. Other Barefoot projects that Batt has worked on are The Faerie's Gift (9781841488059), A Child's Book of Faeries (9781841489537), and The Princess and the White Bear King (HB: 9781841482422 and NEW PB 9781846860935). Rachel Griffin's distinctive artwork, which utilizes an eclectic mixture of handmade papers, fabrics, beads, stamps, maps and pottery, has appeared in numerous exhibitions. She has also designed numerous greetings cards and a best-selling calendar and Christmas calendars.

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Book Info


Mixed media product
Contains CD-Audio and Paperback
80 pages


Tanya Robin Batt
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Publication date

8th October 2007



Publisher Profile

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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