Stories From England

Written by James Reeves

Featured Books for 9+ readers Traditional Tales

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Perfect for reading aloud, this is a rich collection of some of the best-known traditional folk and fairy stories which have their roots specifically in England. Some of them such as Dick Whittington and his Cat have very specific English locations. Many, such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Tom Tit Tot, are familiar from different retellings. Worth hearing again and again, these are stories to savour


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Stories From England Synopsis

Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. This lively collection brings to life the very best English traditional fairy-tales and stories.

From Johnny Gloke the giant killer and the frog prince at the World's End, to the better-known characters of Dick Whittington and Tom Thumb, this magical collection is full of adventure and humour.

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ISBN: 9780192736604
Publication date: 05/02/2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192736604
Publication date: 5th February 2009
Author: James Reeves
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales

About James Reeves

The real name of James Reeves was John Morris (1909 - 1978), a British writer known for his poetry and contributions to children's literature and the literature of collected traditional songs.He was born in Harrow, Middlesex, and educated at Stowe School and Jesus College, Cambridge. He taught until 1952, when he became a full-time writer. He was close to Laura Riding for a time, being successor to Jacob Bronowski as editor of Epilogue: A Critical Summary. He also was an editor of works of Robert Graves.

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