A Year Full of Stories: 52 classic stories from all around the world (Hardcover)

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Celebrate your year from New Year's Day to Christmas Eve with this treasury of 52 best-loved stories from around the world!

Turn the pages and get lost in a year full of stories as you journey around the world reading tale after tale to keep story time alive from one end of the year to the other. This rich resource collects together folk tales from home and legends and myths from distant lands to commemorate the changing seasons, cultural events and international festivals throughout the year.
 
The book is divided into 12 chapters, one for each month of the year, and throughout, stories are matched to internationally celebrated dates, including St. Patrick’s Day and the International Day of Friendship, as well as seasonal events and festivals.
Introduce the children in your life to rich cultural traditions from all over the globe, with stories like:

  • King of the Forest, a Chinese story to celebrate Chinese New Year
  • The Frog Prince, a German story to celebrate Valentine’s Day
  • The Hare in the Moon, a Buddhist story to celebrate Vesak
  • The Boots of Hunain, an Arabic story to celebrate Ramadan
  • Jonah and the Whale, a Bible story to celebrate Yom Kippur
  • How the Pine-tree Chief got his Name, an Iroquois story for Thanksgiving
  • The Feast, an African story to celebrate Kwanza

Collected and retold by award-winning author Angela McAllister, and illustrated by internally recognised artist Christopher Corr, this is a book that will be treasured by families and appeal to teachers and librarians around the world. For story lovers young and old this is the perfect anthology for the entire family. Sure to keep the boredom blues at bay at any time of the year.

About the Author


Angela McAllister took a degree in Humanities at Middlesex College before becoming a children's book author. To date, she has written more than 80 books for children, including Lincoln Children's best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Christopher Corr is an established author/illustrator whose many books have won him international acclaim. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and now lives and works in London as an artist and tutor at Goldsmiths University.

Praise For…


“This attractive anthology will prove useful.”
- Kirkus Reviews

"an introduction that provides valuable insight into a number of cultures and will hopefully spur readers to seek out more."
- Booklist

"Notable for its beautiful illustrations.... Students will enjoy locating the tales on a calendar or arriving at their own treasured holiday."
- School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781847808684
ISBN-10: 1847808689
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: October 6th, 2016
Pages: 128
Language: English