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The House of the Cats and Other Tales from Europe

Written by Maggie Pearson

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The House of the Cats and Other Tales from Europe Synopsis

A stunning collection of folk tales and legends, one from each of the EU member states. Ranging from magical to farcical, tender to terrifying, this selection offers a wide variety of stories you won't have heard before. A fascinating insight into Europe's varied cultures and traditions, and a wonderful read. Delightfully illustrated in paper-cut style by Francesca Greenwood.

The House of the Cats and Other Tales from Europe Press Reviews

A range of emotions - magical to farcical, tender to terrifying - something to appeal to everyone. A fascinating insight into Europe's varied cultures and traditions, and a wonderful read. Delightfully illustrated in paper-cut style by Francesca Greenwood. * www.parentsintouch.co.uk * each story is beautifully retold and will bring a whole host of new fairytales to modern readers. * TBK * An excellent collection of folk tales...retold in simple language and accesible to the good reader from age 10, but also complex enough to appeal to the young adult * School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408180617
Publication date: 11th September 2014
Author: Maggie Pearson
Publisher: A & C Black (Childrens books) an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Maggie Pearson

Whilst her three children were growing up, Maggie Pearson held a variety of jobs - including bar maid, librarian and freelance journalist - but she now pursues a career as a highly-successful children's writer. Her first novel, Owl-Light, was shortlisted for the WH Smith Mind-boggling Book Award. She lives mostly in a sixteenth-century cottage in Suffolk with her husband, two cats and a goat, and sometimes in the French Pyrenees. She spent years compiling this extraordinary collection of folk tales as a labour of love. She has also written A Slip in Time and The Eyes of Doctor Dee for ...

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