The Barefoot Book of Mother and Daughter Tales by Josephine Everts-Secker


The Barefoot Book of Mother and Daughter Tales by Josephine Everts-Secker

A meaningful collection of tales of mothers and daughters from around the world, from the familiar Naomi and Ruth story of Jewish tradition, to lesser known Chinese and Iroquois stories. These tales provide an exploration of the themes of womanhood and the mysterious process of life, death and rebirth.

About the Author

Josephine Everts-Secker has taught English Literature at the University of Calgary, Canada. A practising Jungian analyst, she has made a study of the feminine in folk and fairy tale from a literary and a psychological perspective for many years. Helen Cann has worked as an illustrator and artist, exhibiting in several European countries. She has illustrated many Barefoot Books including Little Leap Forward. Helen lives in Hove, West Sussex. Juliet Stevenson is a stage and screen actress with many credits to her name, including Truly, Madly, Deeply; Emma; Bend It Like Beckham and Mona Lisa Smile. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in Death and the Maiden. Juliet has narrated other stories for Barefoot Books including The Real Princess and The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories.

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Mixed media product
Contains Hardback and CD-Audio
80 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2011



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