Stories for a Fragile Planet (Hardcover)

By Kenneth Steven, Jane Ray (Illustrator)

Lion Children's Books, 9780745961576, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2011



Ten sumptuously illustratedstories from different cultures highlight the importance of taking care of the worldSourced from around the world and through the ages, this is acollection 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. Witha theme combiningtradition with contemporary urgency, children will gain knowledge ofother cultures that share their planet, while enjoying the evocative words and astonishing pictures.

About the Author

Kenneth Steven is the author of The Bearer of Gifts, The Biggest Thing in the World, andThe Sea Mice and the Stars.Jane Rayis a renowned children's book illustrator who has worked with Michael Rosen, Jeanette Winterson, and Vikrem Seth, and authored The Apple-Pip Princess and Snow White. She is a Smarties Award winner, has been shortlisted fivetimesfor the Kate Greenaway Medal, and was hailed as "one of the most luminous illustrators at work today" by an Economist reviewer."

Praise For Stories for a Fragile Planet

"Beautifully designedthe illustrations feature crisp, clear, jewel-like colors in a primitive style, which neatly matches the excellent storytelling of the text. A welcome addition to world tale shelves"Booklist