The Cow on the Roof

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The Cow on the Roof

By Eric Maddern; Paul Hess (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln, Hardcover, 9781845073749, 22pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2006

Description

Every day Shon goes out to plough the fields, while his wife Sian works at home in the farmyard. Shon feels he does all the work, so his wife suggests they swap work for the day. Shon looks forward to an easy time of it, with very little to do, but he is in for a surprise... This well-known European folk tale carries a message for us all: count your blessings, and stick to what you do best



About the Author
Eric Maddern studied sociology and psychology at Sheffield University, then spent 10 years travelling around the world. He now performs all over the country as a storyteller and folk singer, and he has built a roundhouse in the grounds of his home, where he holds storytelling events. He lives in Gwnyedd, Wales. Eric's books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Earth Story and Life Story, Fire Children, The King with Horse's Ears, Spirit of the Forest, Rainbow Bird, The King and the Seed and Curious Clownfish. To visit Eric Maddern's website click herePaul Hess was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1961. He went to art college in Sydney and then worked as a graphic designer and Art Director for various companies both in Sydney and London from 1981 to 1991. He has worked as a freelance art director and illustrator since then. His books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Dragon of Krakow, Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe, The King with Horse's Ears and The King and the Seed. He lives in Northumberland.

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