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  • Published: 30 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781407077123
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

The Storyteller's Secrets


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An enchanting collection of poems from the award-winning Tony Mitton.

When twins Toby and Tess meet a mysterious old traveller, they’re fascinated by his magical tales of far-off places, strange enchantments and unbelievable miracles. Each time he visits the village he brings them a new tale and a special story-reminder from the bundle that he carries on his back.

Most intriguing of all is the Map of Marvels, which shimmers and shifts and invites the children to make incredible journeys of their own.

  • Pub date: 30 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781407077123
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Authors

Tony Mitton

Tony Mitton is an award-winning poet, whose gently mesmerising, often humorous poetry is irresistible to both children and adults alike. He is an extremely versatile author, writing story poems and shorter verse with skill and wit. Tony does lots of author events, school visits and poetry readings and always leaves his audience entranced.

He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey has illustrated numerous children's books, and lives in Liverpool.


Praise for The Storyteller's Secrets

“Mitton has a poet's ear... and Bailey has absorbed the best of Edward Ardizzone and Jan Pienkowski.”

Amanda Craig, The Times

“Old stories... are made fresh by dramatic verse and a sense of fun.”

Amanda Craig, The Times

“...superb resources for providing experiences of powerful narrative in the primary school.”

The School Librarian

“[a] lovely book ... [with] charming illustrations.”

Philip Reeve, Junior Education Plus

“A new book which has been given the glam production a poet deserves...a pleasure to look at and revives traditional stories in an especially attractive way.”

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