Stories for a Fragile Planet

By Kenneth Steven; Jane Ray (Illustrator)
(Lion Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780745961576, 48pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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Ten sumptuously illustrated stories from different cultures highlight the importance of taking care of the world Sourced from around the world and through the ages, this is a collection of world stories that each reflect humanity's need to take care of the world that sustains them. Tales from ancient Greece, the Far East, the Celts, Africa, Greenland, Russia, China, Japan, South America, and ancient Israel afford wonderful opportunities for Jane Ray's paradisiacal paintings of trees and flowers, animals and birds--in short, all creation. With a theme combining tradition with contemporary urgency, children will gain knowledge of other cultures that share their planet, while enjoying the evocative words and astonishing pictures.

About the Author
Kenneth Steven lives in Dunkeld in Perthshire and is one of the UK's most popular poets. Several of his volumes of poetry are published by Saint Andrew Press.including Sanctuary, a CD on which Kenneth reads movingly from a range of his poetry. He is also a highly successful broadcaster, featuring regularly on national radio. His BBC Radio 4 documentary on the island of St Kilda won him a presitious Sony Award

Jane Ray has illustrated numerous award-winning children's books, including LUGALBANDA: THE BOY WHO GOT CAUGHT UP IN A WAR by Kathy Henderson and SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET by Michael Rosen. She lives in London.
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