Synopsis: 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.
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.
Release Date: 9th November 2021
Genres: Mythology, Folktales, Fantasy, Adventures, Short Stories, Middle Grade
Thank you so much to Quarto/Frances Lincoln for the ebook to read and review.
Review: I’ve read previous books in this series and they are always incredibly well written and crafted.
This book tells you tales from all over the world from many European stories, to Asian, Australian and American these stories are fascinating. They take you to an interesting place, you learn so much about other cultures within these stories.
They are all illustrated which I love you get a visual for these stories, the stories are usually very bizarre as they are folk tales and make for some fascinating illustrations.
This book and others in the series are perfect reads with children, none of the stories are long, each captures your attention and they are so unique most people wouldn’t have heard of them before. I highly recommend this book it’s a really fun and interesting read.
About Author: Angela McAllister is an award- winning author of over eighty books for children, including picture books, junior fiction, non-fiction and novels. Her work has been adapted for the stage and is widely used in schools. It has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in the south of England.
About 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.