The Oxford Treasury of World Stories

The Oxford Treasury of World Stories

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In this collection of stories from around the world, each tale is newly retold. There are funny stories and clever stories, sad stories and strange stories, each one reflecting the country from which it comes. The book begins with Anansi the spider, tricking his friends and winning, as usual; and ends with a woodcutter being lured away and lost forever in a jungle. In between, there are stories about princesses, cats, frogs; about heroes, kings, and thieves. Robin Hood and Ned Kelly have their adventures, and there is a "Cinderella" story from North America. Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark have edited and written many best-selling books. The illustrations are by various artists, and have been commissioned specially for this book.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 214.6 x 279.9 x 11.7mm | 646.94g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrated in colour
  • 0192781812
  • 9780192781819

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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"[The stories] have been revised as well as retold, and all are 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 Journal"This beautifully illustrated anthology of 23 tales from around the world is a treasure for the home, classroom, and library."--Yellow Brick Road"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 "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 "[The stories] have been revised as well as retold, and all are 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 Journal "This beautifully illustrated anthology of 23 tales from around the world is a treasure for the home, classroom, and library."--Yellow Brick Road "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 "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 "[The stories] have been revised as well as retold, and all are 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 Journal "This beautifully illustrated anthology of 23 tales from around the world is a treasure for the home, classroom, and library."--Yellow Brick Road "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 "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 andinviting, 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"[The stories] have been revised as well as retold, and all are 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 Journal"This beautifully illustrated anthology of 23 tales from around the world is a treasure for the home, classroom, and library."--Yellow Brick Road"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 Reviewshow more

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