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Dawn Casey - Author

About the Author

Dawn Casey has always had a passion for traditional tales, which she feels are vital nourishment for children. In addition to writing, Dawn has worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. She believes that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure.

Dawn lives in East Sussex, England with her husband and daughter.
The Great Race is her first project with Barefoot Books.

Featured books by Dawn Casey

Other books by Dawn Casey

Apple Cake: A Gratitude

Apple Cake: A Gratitude

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun. / Thank you, farmers, / every one. In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special... a delicious apple cake! With captivating illustrations that brim with emotion, this sweet picture book encourages children to be grateful for the world around them - the perfect read for Thanksgiving. A recipe for apple cake at the end allows you and your child to share in the joyful gratitude.

Held in Love

Held in Love

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2018

May your eyes look to the stars and know that you are held in the arms of the universe, held in love. This mother's blessing, delivered in gentle, lilting rhyme, expresses the love between parent and child. Reflective and sincere, its intimate yet universal message, eloquently depicted with beguiling, painterly artwork, will resonate with new parents the world-over. A timeless message that will endure for generations, this is the perfect gift for new parents.

A Lullaby for Little One

A Lullaby for Little One

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Board book Release Date: 25/01/2017

At the end of a lovely day full of laughter and fun, there's time for just one last game for Little One and Big Daddy Rabbit. All their woodland friends join in, too - woo-hoo! - but when Little One gets tired of all the hullabaloo, Big Daddy Rabbit knows that a special lullaby for Little One is exactly what's needed.

Babushka

Babushka

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

Babushka is busy tidying her house when three unexpected guests arrive telling her that they are looking for a baby, a new born king. When they leave Babushka stays behind cleaning and tidying, and preparing a gift for the baby. Next morning when she starts to follow the men she finds that the snow has covered their tracks and she doesn't know which way to go. But she keeps on searching, and as she goes she gives a gift from her basket to every child she passes who is hungry, or cold, or has no toys. This retelling of a traditional Russian folk tale is accompanied by glowing illustrations from an award-winning artist.

Hopscotch Twisty Tales: Mole Versus the Enormous Turnip

Hopscotch Twisty Tales: Mole Versus the Enormous Turnip

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2016

Mole's Hole is being invaded by an enormous turnip! This means war! Mole needs the help of all his friends to push this pesky vegetable out of his home! Sumptuously illustrated by amazing artist Michael Emmerson, this heart warming tale is a fun new twist on the original tale, The Enormous Turnip. Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.

The White Mouse: A Folk Tale from The Panchatantra Band 13/Topaz

The White Mouse: A Folk Tale from The Panchatantra Band 13/Topaz

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Discover an ancient Indian culture in this traditional tale of magic, love and a very special quest. When a small white mouse is turned into a daughter for a couple desperate for a family, they never imagined having to say goodbye to her. But as she grows up, it seems her heart only really belongs in one place: back where she came from. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Tales of Two Dragons Band 15/Emerald

Tales of Two Dragons Band 15/Emerald

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

These wonderful atmospheric folktales from the Ukraine and China, capture two different cultures, united in the presence of a dragon, who has the power to change all of their lives forever. Told here, by master storyteller Dawn Casey. * Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Babushka

Babushka

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Babushka is busy tidying her house when three unexpected guests arrive telling her that they are looking for a baby, a new born king. When they leave Babushka stays behind cleaning and tidying, and preparing a gift for the baby. Next morning when she starts to follow the men she finds that the snow has covered their tracks and she doesn't know which way to go. But she keeps on searching, and as she goes she gives a gift from her basket to every child she passes who is hungry, or cold, or has no toys. This retelling of a traditional Russian folk tale is accompanied by glowing illustrations from an award-winning artist.

A Lullaby for Little One

A Lullaby for Little One

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

At the end of a lovely day full of laughter and fun, there's time for just one last game for little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit. All their woodland friends join in, too - woo-hoo! - but when little Bunny gets tired of all the hullaballoo, Big Daddy Rabbit knows that a special lullaby for little one is exactly what's needed.

A Lullaby for Little One

A Lullaby for Little One

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2015

At the end of a lovely day full of laughter and fun, there's time for just one last game for little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit. All their woodland friends join in, too - woo-hoo! - but when little Bunny gets tired of all the hullaballoo, Big Daddy Rabbit knows that a special lullaby for little one is exactly what's needed.

Little Bear: A folktale from Greenland Band 10 White/Band 14 Ruby

Little Bear: A folktale from Greenland Band 10 White/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

In this beautiful retelling of a folktale from Greenland, an unlikely friendship develops between a lonely old woman and a baby polar bear. With stunning artwork from Chris Corner, this book explores the moving relationship between human and animal as the bear cub grows up. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A traditional story * Curriculum links:

The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Packed with 7 hands-on activities, this gorgeous anthology of traditional tales from around the world promotes a sustainable lifestyle and keeps kids busy! Follow the Sun Mother, a brave Comanche girl and a thoughtful Welsh couple, and you'll see how the culture-crossing, centuries-old practice of green living is perhaps more relevant today than ever before. It's the perfect intercultural anthology for the young naturalist or backseat traveler! Winner of the Gold Nautilus Book Award, the American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade and the NAPRA Nautilus Award.

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Urdu and English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Urdu and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2008

The Great Race

The Great Race

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Which animal will win the race and get the first year of the Chinese calendar named after them? Race along with Rat, Monkey, Dragon, and their companions while discovering the origin of the Chinese Zodiac. This bright and colourful book includes intriguing notes about the Chinese calendar, the festivals, and the animal that rules each year.

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2007

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Hindi and English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Hindi and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2006

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Vietnamese and English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Vietnamese and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2006

Fox Fables (English/Italian)

Fox Fables (English/Italian)

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2006

Fox Fables (English/Russian)

Fox Fables (English/Russian)

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2006

Fox Fables Swahili

Fox Fables Swahili

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2006

Fox Fables - Portuguese

Fox Fables - Portuguese

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2006

Fox Fables in Romanian and English

Fox Fables in Romanian and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2006

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Polish and English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Polish and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2006

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Chinese and English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Chinese and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2006

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in French and English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in French and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2006

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Arabic and English

Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella in Arabic and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2006

Fox Fables in Vietnamese and English

Fox Fables in Vietnamese and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2005

Fox Fables in Yoruba and English

Fox Fables in Yoruba and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2005

Fox Fables in Hindi and English

Fox Fables in Hindi and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2005

Fox Fables in Japanese and English

Fox Fables in Japanese and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2005

Fox Fables in Simplified Chinese and English

Fox Fables in Simplified Chinese and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2005

Fox Fables in Arabic and English

Fox Fables in Arabic and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2005

Fox Fables in Tamil and English

Fox Fables in Tamil and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2005

Isis and Osiris

Isis and Osiris

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

Isis and Osiris

Isis and Osiris

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

The Children of Lir in Irish and English

The Children of Lir in Irish and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2002

The Children of Lir in Panjabi and English

The Children of Lir in Panjabi and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2002

The Children of Lir in Czech and English

The Children of Lir in Czech and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2002

The Children of Lir in Tamil and English

The Children of Lir in Tamil and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2002

The Children of Lir in Spanish and English

The Children of Lir in Spanish and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2002

The Children of Lir in German and English

The Children of Lir in German and English

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2002

Fox Fables (Urdu)

Fox Fables (Urdu)

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2000

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