Tales Told in Tents

Tales Told in Tents : Stories from Central Asia

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Why are some carpets magic? What is a wish-tree? And where can the fountain of eternal life be found? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanted storytelling journey through Central Asia. On her travels in the region, Sally has accumulated a wealth of folklore and knowledge of nomadic cultures. The 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents are linked by a mix of memories spiced with homespun wisdom, as she retraces her steps through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan and Afghanistan. Sophie Herxheimer's brilliantly-patterned artwork, together with a glossary and brief notes, combine to reveal the richness of these little-known, faraway lands of Central Asia.
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  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 214 x 270 x 2.03mm | 480.81g
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845070666
  • 9781845070663
  • 1,942,641

About Sally Pomme Clayton

Sally Pomme Clayton is an internationally-acclaimed storyteller and an award-winning playwright. Her previous books include the Girl with Golden Fingers series, illustrated by Tony Ross for Orchard. Sophie Herxheimer is a well-travelled freelance illustrator. her previous titles include Tales of Amazing Maidens (Orchard) and Wonder Tales for Chatto and Windus.
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