Earth Tales was The Sunday Times' Book of the Week Pick!
From The Sunday Times
April 5, 2009
The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey and Anne Wilson
The Sunday Times review by Nicolette Jones
"This attractive book marries ancient wisdom with modern environmentalism, collecting seven tales from around the world and telling us how to take care of the earth. A Nigerian folk tale about people who ate the sky teaches us not to consume more than we need. A native American story of a lonely girl’s prized possession suggests we may have to make sacrifices for the general good. A Welsh fable about an elderly couple, their slop bucket and the fairies in their garden encourages us not to dump rubbish. The stories are interspersed with environmentally friendly crafts and activities, such as how to make a corn dolly. The book’s greatest charm is in the bright, decorative illustrations that borrow from primitive art, and in the flashes of imagination in the stories: that bats and stick insects, for instance, came about because envious and dissatisfied mice and insects chose to resemble birds and twigs (Barefoot Books £14.99)"
"One of the best childrens books I have ever read! Marvellously written, with powerful illustrations and a vital moral message for young readers today."
Claire L, London, U.k
In this beautiful anthology of folktales, young readers learn how different cultures around the world live in harmony with the rhythms and patterns of nature. Discover how to tread lightly on our precious Earth by following the easy eco-tips and trying out some of the fun and creative activities that accompany each story
The perfect gift for any earth-conscious child!
* Meet the Author
Dawn Casey has always had a passion for traditional tales, which she feels are vital nourishment for children... read more
*Meet the Illustrator
Anne has an MA in Illustration from St. Martin's College of Art, London. She has been illustrating children's books for several years, and this is her first project with Barefoot Books.
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