One Voice, Please
Written by Sam McBratney
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The Lovereading4Kids commentSubtitled Tales of Truth and Trickery this is a terrific collection of very, very short stories each with a pithy point to make. Some are familiar such as The Ratcatcher a version of the Pied Piper of Hamelin story, the Good Samaritan and The Stone Soup but many are new. Especially suitable for reading aloud, picking one a night will provide an interesting and enjoyable journey of discovery. (6+)
One Voice, Please by Sam McBratney
"One voice, please," shouts the innkeeper. "One voice only, please."
And so begins a marvellous journey through the oral storytelling tradition. Containing over fifty short stories and fables from around the world, this humble anthology is the result of author Sam McBratney's 25-year interest in collecting tales. Well-known tales such as The Good Samaritan and The Pied Piper make an appearance, as well as many new stories. Told with wit and wisdom, the tales are accompanied by stylish black and white illustrations from Russell Ayto.
Ask your cousin to come here tomorrow night. Remind him quietly in front of us all that he still owes you a hundred silver crowns.
Aye, that's what he'll say, too, said the innkeeper. And you shall have your witnesses. You can work wonders whenyou'rehighly motivated. Ask Master Hound. THE RUNNING HARE ONE MORNING in March, a dog went after a hare in the meadow. It was a mighty chase, in and out of the rushes and the bushes. At the last moment, the hare gave a jump and a twist, and escaped into open country. An old fellow had been watching all of this througha gap in the hedge. He said, Well, Master Hound, I see that Hare had the beating of you this morning.
About the Author
Interest Age: 7+
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Walker Books Ltd
5th December 2005
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