The Mermaid of Warsaw
and Other Tales from Poland
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Mermaid of Warsaw by Richard Monte
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.
Full of wonder, this is a stunning collection of enchanting folk stories with a timeless and universal appeal. Richard Monte captures the optimistic spirit of Poland in stories which delight on account of their magic and surprise Lovereading Each story is very unique and entertaining in its only way. Armadillo Magazine Ideal for reading aloud. Armadillo Magazine Each tale amuses and enchants as problems are encountered, sorted and justice prevails. The black and white exude fun and humour. They warmly capture the human spirit as it deals with the bewitiching of strange creatures in far off times. Mesmerising to read aloud. Full of magic and surprise. School Librarian What happens in folktales can be scary but people generally get their just desserts - which makes for a satisfying read. The author is fortunate in his illustrator who adds an extra dimension to the tales. CarouselISBN: 9781847801647
Classification: Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage) , Anthologies (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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. PAUL 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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