A World Full of Animal Stories: 50 folk tales and legends (World Full of... #2) (Hardcover)
This beautiful book of stories takes readers on a journey around the world with 50 best-loved tales, featuring creatures big and small.
Prepare for a story time like no other as you delve into this beautifully-illustrated collection of classic stories featuring tales about your favorite animals from every corner of the globe. This anthology of animal stories brings together the most loved animal-themed fables, myths, and legends including The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Why the Swallow's Tail is Forked, and the story of Ananse and the Python.
Lively retellings from best-selling author Angela McAllister are brought to life with sumptuous illustrations from Romanian-born illustrator, Aitch, in this treasury to treasure for a lifetime. For story lovers young and old this is the perfect anthology for all the family and animal lovers everywhere.
The World Full of… series is a collection of beautiful hardcover story treasuries. Discover folktales from all around the world or be introduced to some of the world’s best-loved writers with these stunning gift books, the perfection addition to any child’s library.
Also available from the series: A Year Full of Stories, A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories, A World Full of Dickens Stories, A World Full of Spooky Stories, A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals, and A Bedtime Full of Stories.
Angela McAllister took a degree in Humanities at Middlesex College before becoming a children's book author. To date, she has written more than 80 books for children, including Frances Lincoln Children's best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.
With over 50K followers on instagram, nomadic illustrator AITCH originally hails from Romania but prefers not to put down roots in any one place; new scenery inspires and invigorates her tactile, folky illustrations and a constant string of exhibitions in cities across the continent pushes her technique further. Her dreamy characters hide among William Morris–esque gardens and bring to mind a bright and bold reincarnation of Victorian melancholy while still retaining a strong sense of her Romanian heritage.
Angela McAllister is the author of over 80 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for 'Yuck! That's Not a Monster!' and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for 'My Mum has X-Ray Vision'. Her picture book, 'Leon and the Place Between' has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey. She has worked on many titles for Frances Lincoln including bestselling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.
Nomadic illustrator AITCH originally hails from Romania but prefers not to put down roots in any one place; new scenery inspires and invigorates her tactile, folky illustrations and a constant string of exhibitions in cities across the continent pushes her technique further. Her dreamy characters hide amongst William Morris-esque gardens and bring to mind a bright and bold reincarnation of Victorian melancholy while still retaining a strong sense of her Romanian heritage.
"Most of these stories will be entirely new to younger readers. Aitch’s folk-style illustrations, primarily spot art but occasionally full spreads, add flavor to the brief one-to-three-page tales. A colorful collection that encourages readers to learn more about other cultures"—Booklist
"This handsomely designed, large-format anthology organizes fifty animal folktales and legends by continent. ...The accessible storytelling maintains a pleasing rhythm and folklore-ish tone that should work well for reading aloud. Recommended"—School Library Connection