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About the book
  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409025948
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112
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The Tale Of Tales


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A delightful collection of poems from the award-winning Tony Mitton.

A brand new poetry book for children by award-winning poet Tony Mitton. Beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey, THE TALE OF TALES is the story of a group of animals who are on a journey. Each animal in turn tells a story to the rest of the group (a bit like in The Canterbury Tales) as they travel on their way. Join Monkey, Elephant and friends on their journey to Volcano Valley to hear the greatest story of all, the Tale of Tales.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409025948
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112

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 Tale Of Tales

“There are shades of Kipling and Chaucer in this book as a band of animal travellers take it in turns to tell stories as they travel to hear The Tale of Tales. The tales are perfectly complemented by Peter Bailey's wonderfully varied black and white illustrations”

The Bookseller

“An outstanding book . . . A wonderful collection of the world's stories told in reverse”

The School Librarian

“A poetic odyssey . . Rhythm and rhyme make this book a delight to read aloud while Peter Bailey's bold and beautiful illustrations add to its timeless appeal”

Child Education

“Would greatly benefit being read aloud”

Michael Thorn, TES

“Great fun, great variety and great endorsement of storytelling”

The Irish Times

“Beautifully presented . . . .This is a lovely book for sharing . . . A pleasant introduction to the world of verse . . . .”

INIS

“Great fun”

West Sussex Gazette

“In this enchanting and thoroughly satisfying adventure from author Tony Mitton, the animal's stories are told in rhyme and accompanied by beautiful, black and white drawings by artist Peter Bailey. Every member of the family will enjoy this soon to be classic collection”

Fleet Mail

“This is a peculiar, magical mixture of Kipling, Arabian Nights and Aesops fables, and combined with Peter Bailey's fabulous black and white ink drawings, this really could be 'the greatest story ever'.”

South Wales Argus

“In this enchanting and thoroughly satisfying adventure from author Tony Mitton, the animal's stories are told in rhyme and accompanied by beautiful, black and white drawings by artist Peter Bailey.”

Aldershot Mail

“A deeply enjoyable and attractive little picture book, excellent for reading aloud, and provides a very promising model for showing children how stories can be recreated.”

Books for Keeps

“Short review”

INIS

“We absolutly loved the collection.”

My Child

“Flawless in its storytelling, illustration style and design”

Carousel

“Rhythm and rhyme means this book is perfect for reading aloud, and it is also delightfully illustrated throughout with line drawings.”

Headteacher Update


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