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Description - Tales Of Wonder And Magic by Doherty Berlie

A magic story, says award-winning author Berlie Doherty, is "a story that casts a spell on the reader, so that they can't get it out of their minds or their dreams." In its own way, each of the ten stories she has chosen to include in this book casts such a spell. Here are tales from all round the world - from Australia to the Shetland Isles full of strange and wonderful happenings: where people fly, a hare grants a wish, a child is found in a seashell, fruits become precious jewels, seals cast off their skins to appear as beautiful human creatures...Some are happy stories, others haunting and sad, but all have the power to enchant - as too do the magical pictures by Kate Greenaway Medallist Juan Wijngaard. Look, read and you will be enthralled.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780744581478
ISBN-10: 0744581478
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 120
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Doherty Berlie

Berlie Doherty has written many books for young people and has twice won the Carnegie Medal - for Granny Was a Buffer Girl and Dear Nobody. Her other titles include Spellhorn, Daughters of the Sea, Willa and Old Miss Annie (Highly Commended for the 1995 Carnegie Medal), The Magic Bicycle and the anthology Fairy Tales. She has also writes poetry and plays, and adapted her own books for television and radio. Juan Wijngaard was born in Argentina of Dutch parents. In 1970 he came to England and studied at the Royal College of Art. His first picture book, Greenfinger House, won the 1981 Mother Goose Award and in 1985 he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. Among his other titles are Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Nativity, The Midas Touch and the Walker Treasure The King and the Golden River. Juan lives in California.

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