The Mermaid of Warsaw: And Other Tales from Poland (Paperback)

And Other Tales from Poland

By Richard Monte, Paul Hess (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Ltd, 9781847801647, 105pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2011

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Description

Enchanting, wicked and often very funny, Poland's folk tales are one of the great treasures of Central Europe. Crowned by the story of The Mermaid of Warsaw, the eight colourful tales in this collection include Skarbnik's Second Breakfast, set deep in the Wieliczka salt mines, The Turnip-Counter from Karkonosze and The Copper Coin of Wineta, alongside stories from, Poznan and the Polish lakes. Paul Hess's stylish illustrations make this a collection to delight children everywhere.



About the Author

Richard Monte is a children's book reviewer and former bookseller who has contributed articles on Poland to the BBC and other magazines. He is married to a Polish wife. He lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire.www.richardmonte.co.ukPaul 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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