Tales of Wisdom & Wonder by Hugh Lupton
(Barefoot Collection)

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Beautifully captured by Niamh Sharkey's quirky and perceptive illustrations, these tales have all the color and vigor of the countries and cultures they represent. At the same time, they each remind readers how vast and mysterious the world is, and how lives can be transformed by the most unexpected circumstances. Full-color illustrations.

About Hugh Lupton

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For thirty years Hugh Lupton has been a central figure in the British storytelling revival. Niamh Sharkey is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books. When looking for inspiration for a new picture book, she turned to her old notebooks and sketches. "I came across a 1994 painting, RAVENOUS MONSTERS, featuring hungry, hungry animals. After much playing around with the idea, THE RAVENOUS BEAST was born." Niamh Sharkey lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Published August 1, 1998 by Barefoot Books. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A professional storyteller, Lupton imbues each folktale in this unusual collection with the rhythm and wit of an informal orator, and delivers a nugget of truth at the close. Reflecting an impressive

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