A Forest of Stories by Rina Singh
Magical Tree Tales from Around the World

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This unique collection of folk tales encourages children and adults to appreciate the many gifts trees have to offer, from a dancing tree, to a talking tree, to a tree that cures blindness.
 

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by Rina Singh and illustrated by Farida Zaman Cann has worked as an illustrator in Britain and abroad.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Barefoot Books. 64 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Introduced by a note about the characteristics of each tree, the stories range from the Chinese tale of the foolish man who begrudged a poor peddler’s enjoyment of the shade of his Cypress Tree (and because of his greed ended up in poverty himself) to a story from Japan—“The Chestnut Tree,” which...

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by Helen Cann, travels the world with its stories about trees, from the Chinese tale ""The Cypress Tree,"" about a peddler who buys the shade of a tree, to the Nigerian ""The Palm Tree,"" about a magician's son who commands a date palm tree to pull up its roots and walk.

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