'Patten brilliantly links fables and moraity tales from around the world…a timeless classic' Sunday Express
Praise for Love Poems:
‘He thinks and feels ferociously’ Listener
‘A magic ability to turn radiant imagination loose’ The Times
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From the Publisher
This was Sunday Times' Children's Book Of The Week.
' a wonderful anthology in which fables from Aesop rub shoulders with Arabic folklore, Irish fairy tales, Australian aboriginal legends and Japanese myths. The tales are punctuated by conversations between the children, which remind us that stories occurring in one part of the world can also have mysteriously arisen in distant places, in other times. .. The tales, although all entertaining, communicate the pointlessness of war and are lessons in how to make the most of life. The book is a beautiful package, to which Chris Riddell brings has characteristic quirkiness, spookiness and charm. Patten, you can tell, loves these stories, and loves the idea of stories. By repeating them, he seeks, like the giant, to keep them alive.