Award-winning Jane Ray’s stunning illustrations beautifully capture the twelve folk and fairy tales she retells in this lovely collection of her own favourite stories taken from around the world. All feature birds of many kinds – real and imaginary. There are traditionally popular stories such as Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, The Owl and the Pussycat and Jorinda and Joringel and as well as other less well-known tales such as Heron and Hummingbird, a Native American story from the Hitchiti people which take readers into the heart of other cultures. Handsomely produced, this is a wonderful collection to share especially through reading aloud.
A Piece of Passion from David Bennett, Publisher, Boxer Books
Jane Ray is one of my favourite story tellers - fluent, poetic, easy to follow, full of anticipation and they deliver drama that makes at a pace! The thought of working with Jane was exciting enough, but when I said let's not use the beautiful colour pieces she had produced and instead, just use the little scraperboard and ink drawings and add colour digitally...I drew a breath. Jane launched into this series with gusto and has produced something totally fresh for herself and Boxer - fantastic partnership.
This is the first extraordinary volume of tales collected, retold and illustrated by Jane Ray, one of the world’s leading artists of stunning picture books. This volume, The Emperor’s Nightingale and Other Feathery Tales, includes many favourites such as The Happy Prince,
The Owl and The Pussy Cat, and lesser known, but equally enjoyable stories such as Jorinda and Joringel.
|Publication date:||5th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Boxer Books Limited|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
As a childJane Ray grew up in Muswell Hill, London, in a house full of books and music (her father is a pianist). She always loved to paint and draw and first started making books at the age of five. She never much enjoyed going to school as it was an interruption to what she really wanted to do and she still can’t believe that she is actually able to earn a living, staying at home and painting and drawing. As an adultJane trained at art school in 3-dimensional design (ceramics, glass-blowing, furniture and jewellery design) but came ...More About Jane Ray