The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book

The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book : Forty World Folktales especially for Reading Aloud

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Bob Hartman has a growing reputation as a storyteller who can capture children's imagination and keep them spellbound. In this collection of stories based on traditional folk tales from around the world, he blends familiar stories with little-known tales. Each has been chosen for its integrity or ability to say something positive to children who are learning to understand the world around them. The result is a captivating anthology reflecting the storyteller's humour and joy of life, both of which are echoed in Susie Poole's bold water-colour illustrations.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 228.6 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 612.36g
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour Artwork
  • 0745936261
  • 9780745936260

Table of contents

Contents The Mouse and the Lion - A Story from Greece Silly Jack - A Story from England The Girl Who Played With the Stars - A Story from Scotland Three Months' Night - A Story from North America Arion and the Dolphin - A Story from Greece Rabbit and Tiger Save the World - A Story from Puerto Rico The Shepherd and the Clever Princess - A Story from Finland Tortoise Brings Food - A Story from Africa Polly and the Frog - A Story from England Rabbit and Tiger Go Fishing - A Story from Puerto Rico The Mouse Deer's Wisdom - A Story from Java The Four Friends - A Story from India The Brave Bull Calf - A Story from England Tiger Gets Stuck - A Story from Puerto Rico The Clever Mouse - A Story from Wales The Amazing Pine Cone - A Story from Finland The Very Strong Sparrow - A Story from Africa Simple John - A Story from Germany The Selfish Sand Frog - A Story from Australia The Mouse's Bride - A Story from India The Big Wave - A Story from Japan Tiger and the Storm - A Story from Puerto Rico The Knee-High Man - A Story from North America The Clever Baker - A Story from Scotland How the Kangaroo Got Its Tail - A Story from Australia The Greedy Farmer - A Story from Wales The Generous Bird - A Story by Bob Hartman Tiger Eats a Monkey - A Story from Puerto Rico Lazy Tom - A Story from Ireland The Contented Priest - A Story from Spain Olle and the Troll - A Story from Norway The Steel Man - A Story from North America The Crafty Farmer - A Story from Japan Tiger Tries to Cheat - A Story from Puerto Rico The Two Brothers - A Story from Brazil Kayoku and the Crane - A Story from Japan The Two Sisters - A Story from France The Selfish Beasts - A Story from Africa The Determined Frog - A Story from Russia The Robber and the Monk - A Story from Egypt Includes an introduction by the author and a 'sharing stories with a crowd' section, to bring the stories to life and make them interactive.
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About Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman is a performance storyteller par excellence. He has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for over 15 years with his books and performances, which bring together retellings of Bible stories and traditional tales from around the world with his own imaginative stories. His books are full of humour and insight, whilst his storytelling sessions are exciting, engaging, dynamic - and above all, interactive! He is well-known for his hugely popular Lion Storyteller books, the Telling the Bible series and the highly acclaimed picture books The Wolf Who Cried Boy, Dinner in the Lions' Den and The Three Billy Goats' Stuff. SUSIE POOLE, illustrator of many greeting cards and children's books. For Lion these include The Lion Storyteller Bible, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book and Sleepy Jesus.
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Review quote

"A good introduction to the cultural heritage of many nations for younger children in stories adapted by a traditional story teller." -- David Blanch * Carousel * "As the author says in the introduction: 'Bedtime stories need to leave the listener with that safe, warm, happily-ever-after feeling.' And that's what this collection does, time and time again." -- John Malam * Manchester Evening News *
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