Frances Lincoln

A Bedtime Full of Stories

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50 Folktales and Legends from Around the World

Look forward to bedtime with this richly illustrated treasury of 50 bedtime stories from around the world, each the perfect length to read aloud.

There’s always time for a bedtime story, so snuggle up and get ready to drift off to the land of nod with this collection of magical tales that includes both well-known classics and lesser-known treasures from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, North America, the Middle East and Latin America. 

These folktales and legends, accompanied by enchanting and dream-like illustrations, are each the perfect length for a bedtime story, and will transport children around the world as well as into fantasy lands.

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes – Denmark
  • The Bag of Winds – Greece
  • How Cheetah Got His Speed – South Africa
  • The Moon Maiden – Japan
  • The Star Hunt – New Zealand
  • The Crow and the Daylight – North America
  • Aladdin – Syria
  • The Three Dreams – Guatemala

Collected and retold by award-winning author Angela McAllister and beautifully illustrated by Anna Shepeta, this anthology will be treasured by story lovers both young and old.

Details

 Format: Hardcover

128 pages

Size: 9.45 in x 10.83 in / 24cm x 27.5cm

Author 

Angela McAllister is the author of over 80 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey. She has worked on many titles for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books including bestselling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Illustrator

Anna Shepeta is an illustrator, painter and ceramist originally from Crimea and based in Moscow, Russia. Her artwork is inspired by fairy tales, Scandinavian patterns, Baltic storytelling and Russian folklore.