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The Dragon of Krakow

and other Polish Stories

By (author) Richard Monte
Illustrated by Paul Hess
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Published: 24th Jan 2008
Dimensions: w 119mm h 199mm d 11mm
Weight: 100g
ISBN-10: 1845077520
ISBN-13: 9781845077525
Barcode No: 9781845077525
Synopsis
These Polish folk tales have a delightfully mischievous character all their own. To create his sparkling collection, Richard Monte has gathered some of Poland's favourite stories from all over the country.

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The stylish funny illustrations are by the highly acclaimed illustrator Paul Hess. Brimming with humour, magic and visual charm, Richard Monte's retellings are a delight for all ages. || This is a charming retelling of these traditional folk stories...Well written and with lots of vivid description, they would also stimulate an older reader. || An excellent book... Hess's stylish illustrations add humour and atmosphere in equal measure. || Although modernised in their language and style of story-telling, the legends still hold the kind of quality that children always look for in fairy tales and folk stories. A perfect introduction to another country' s heritage. || Interesting, well-written, imaginatively illustrated and designed book... there are rich rewards for those who enter the fascinating stories inside. || These seven short folk stories from around Poland are known to every Polish child, and the sparkling and accessible re-tellings will delight all children - start with the story of the Dragon of Krakow in which the threatening dragon is tricked by a shoemaker, and your class will call out for more. || Recommended reading