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Once There Was a Story

Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing
A collection of stories by

"Writing in a warm, welcoming voice peppered with humor, Yolen retells more than thirty myths, fairy tales, and fables... Dyer's dainty gouache-and-pencil spot illustrations bring additional liveliness to each tale in a collection that's ideal for bedtime or story time." - Publishers Weekly

From beloved author Jane Yolen and acclaimed illustrator Jane Dyer a collection of thirty stories from around the world, perfect for sharing.

This collection of well-known and not-so-well known stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from Russia to Africa to Korea and beyond includes magic tales, homey tales, and animal tales. As Jane Yolen says in her introduction, "These are stories that are short, full of remarkable characters, infinitely retellable, and fit for children between three and five years of age. I hope - as you read them with a child on your lap, or snuggled next to you in bed, or sitting with young friends at your feet, their eager faces falling under the story's spell - I hope that you love the stories as well as they do."

Genre: Children's Fiction

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November 2017 : USA Hardback

Title: Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing
Author(s): Jane Yolen
ISBN: 1-4169-7172-6 / 978-1-4169-7172-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA