Tales of Wisdom & Wonder (Paperback with Audio)

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This award-winning collection of 7 traditional tales from around the world show that things are not always how they seem. Beautifully captured by Niamh Sharkey’s quirky and perceptive illustrations, these tales have all of the color and vigor of the countries and cultures they represent. This new paperback edition includes online access to the audio recording of the story read by the author, master storyteller Hugh Lupton.

See the companion book Tales of Mystery and Magic.

Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton
Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.75 inches
  • Page Count: 64 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 6 years and up
  • Books for Children Mother Goose Award, 1999
  • NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1999
  • Children’s Book Council NOT Just for Children Anymore!, 2000
  • Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian Magazine

★ "Lupton imbues each folktale with the rhythm and wit of an informal orator, and delivers a nugget of truth at the close" — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton
Hugh Lupton's prestigious career as a professional storyteller spans over twenty years. In 1985 he co-founded the acclaimed "Company of Storytellers" and has since performed throughout the world.He has performed throughout Britain, as well as in North and South America, Europe and Africa, telling stories from many cultures. Hugh lives in England, UK.
Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
Award-winning Irish illustrator Niamh Sharkey works in oils on a gessoed textured background to create the richness in color that has quickly established her as a world class illustrator. She graduated in 1994 with First Class Honors from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin, and was chosen as "Student of the Year" in the Graphics category by the Society of Designers in Ireland. Niamh now lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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