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One Voice, Please

Written by Sam McBratney

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Subtitled 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 Synopsis

"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.


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ISBN: 9780744583311
Publication date: 05/12/2005
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780744583311
Publication date: 5th December 2005
Author: Sam McBratney
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Anthologies

About Sam McBratney

Sam McBratney has won many awards for his children’s books and is best known as the author of the multi-million selling Guess How Much I Love You which was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, and is now one of the world’s bestselling picture books. Sam lives in Northern Ireland.  As a child In his own words, Sam McBratney spent his postwar childhood “in short trousers and Fair Isle jumpers.” He remembers studying for his 11-plus exam, before going to grammar school, and then on to study History and Political Science at ...

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