The Oxford Book of Animal Stories

The Oxford Book of Animal Stories

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Here is a gift for the whole family that will stir the emotions and fill the heart of all animal lovers--an anthology of animal stories that draws on tales from all over the world and across the centuries. There are myths and legends first told thousands of years ago by Inuit, Crow, Gaelic, Modoc, Norse, and other cultures that explain "How Raven Brought the Light" or how Coyote created the world as well as Man. Classic fables--such as "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby"--are mixed in with animal stories from 20th-century writers, such as Rudyard Kipling, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Liam O'Flaherty. The book is illustrated with masterful black-and-white ink drawings. It is an impressive collection, a compassionate and thoughtful look at our relationship with the animal world, which teaches both children and adults to love and care for the creatures that share the Earth with us. An animal index helps readers find stories about their favorite more

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  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 134.6 x 214.6 x 23.9mm | 482.72g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019278160X
  • 9780192781604

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"Will keep youngsters and adults spellbound. It makes a fine read-aloud, as well as a treat for one who wants to curl up with a good book."--Yellow Brick Road"Many countries and cultures are represented in this anthology of animal stories.... There is something for everyone here."--Kliatt"Could serve as read aloud material, pleasure reading, or even research."--Seattle Schools"It's like a zoo-ful of delight."--Memphis Commercial Appealshow more

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