For Thousands Of Years, All Around The World, People Have Seen Shapes And Pictures In The Night Sky And Created Stories To Account For Them What One Culture Sees As A Plow, Another Sees As A Saucepan, Another As A Bear What To One Is A Circle Of Chiefs Sitting At Powwow, Another Calls A Bride S Crown Of Flowers Starry Tales Brings Together Fifteen Of These Myths About The Sun, The Moon, And The Stars From Different Cultures And Countries Here You Can Read About How Night Was Created, About The Giant Who Stole The Sun, And About The Saucepan In The SkyOne Of Today S Most Talented Storytellers, Geraldine McCaughrean Brings These Myths To Fresh Life With Sophy Williams S Glowing Illustrations, This Is A Book To Enjoy, To Share, And To Treasure I really enjoyed some of the stories in this book There were stories from all over the world and I got to share many of them with the children at the library this summer. The selection of tales is nice, but the retellings are overly wordy and heavily infused with the author s style and character interpretations, which detracts and distracts from the simplicity and essential interest of the tales themselves It was also frustrating to not be given clear sources for many of the tales Folk tales are distinct from literary inventions they have cultural origins and often contain important socio cultural information about the people who first told them These roots should be better respected and acknowledged. Such a beautiful book The illustrations were soft and pretty, went along wonderfully with the stories.
Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full time writer in 1988 She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play.Her adult novels include Fires Astonishment 1990 and The Ideal Wife 1997 , but she is bes
- 103 pages
- Starry Tales
- Geraldine McCaughrean
- 07 February 2018 Geraldine McCaughrean