The Oxford Treasury of World Stories

The Oxford Treasury of World Stories

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An anthology of stories collected from around the world, including modern stories and tales as well as traditional myths and legends. They range from humorous animal stories to tales of love and adventure. The stories are retold by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark, who have written and edited many books for Oxford University Press. The illustrations, in colour and black and white, are by a variety of artists. This book is intended for interest age: 7+show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 342.9 x 441.96 x 93.98mm | 3,560.68g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0192781448
  • 9780192781444

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A handsome anthology of 23 stories collected from around the world. It includes well-known characters like Robin Hood and Cinderella, and some not so familiar ones. There are very old tales, like 'The Treasure Thief' set in Ancient Egypt, and modern stories, such as that of Ned Kelly, the Australian outlaw. They are retold with empathy and are beautifully illustrated. (7 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)show more

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"Like all Harrison and Stuart-Clark's fine Oxford anthologies, this global collection of 23 traditional tales is a feast for storytelling and reading aloud. The informal voices, whether laconic, lyrical, or dramatic, draw you in from the very first line... The design of the large volume is open and inviting, with thick paper and handsome color paintings by several artists."--Booklist"[A] globe-trotting anthology... Each story is a rib-sticking and welcome alternative to 'The Three Little Pigs, ' 'Goldilocks, ' et al."--Hungry Mind Review"This brightly illustrated anthology contains 23 tales from around the globe... Folklore devotees will appreciate rarely heard stories as well as familiar plot lines with new twists."--Arizona Republic"Retold simply with a cleverness of phrasing... This extensive and attractively presented collection is a good book for multiethnic collections and a wonderful read-aloud for story hours."--MultiCultural Review"Short and sprighty, good to read aloud and easy enough to read alone... The pictures [are] attractively arranged in many sizes and shapes throughout the text."--School Library Journalshow more

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