A Year Full of Stories 52 classic stories from all around the world

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-10-06
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

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Celebrate your year from New Year’s Day to Christmas Eve with this treasury of 52 best-loved stories from around the world!

Turn the pages and get lost in a year full of stories as you journey around the world reading tale after tale to keep story time alive from one end of the year to the other. This rich resource collects together folk tales from home and legends and myths from distant lands to commemorate the changing seasons, cultural events and international festivals throughout the year.
The book is divided into 12 chapters, one for each month of the year, and throughout, stories are matched to internationally celebrated dates, including St. Patrick’s Day and the International Day of Friendship, as well as seasonal events and festivals.
Introduce the children in your life to rich cultural traditions from all over the globe, with stories like:
  • King of the Forest, a Chinese story to celebrate Chinese New Year
  • The Frog Prince, a German story to celebrate Valentine’s Day
  • The Hare in the Moon, a Buddhist story to celebrate Vesak
  • The Boots of Hunain, an Arabic story to celebrate Ramadan
  • Jonah and the Whale, a Bible story to celebrate Yom Kippur
  • How the Pine-tree Chief got his Name, an Iroquois story for Thanksgiving
  • The Feast, an African story to celebrate Kwanza
Collected and retold by award-winning author Angela McAllister, and illustrated by internally recognized artist Christopher Corr, this is a book that will be treasured by families and appeal to teachers and librarians around the world. For story lovers young and old this is the perfect anthology for the entire family. Sure to keep the boredom blues at bay at any time of the year.

The World Full of… series is a collection of beautiful hardcover story treasuries. Discover folktales from all around the world or be introduced to some of the world’s best-loved writers with these stunning gift books, the perfection addition to any child’s library.

Also available from the series: A World Full of Animal Stories, A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories, A World Full of Dickens Stories, A World Full of Spooky Stories, A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals, and A Bedtime Full of Stories.

Author Biography

Angela McAllister took a degree in Humanities at Middlesex College before becoming a children's book author. To date, she has written more than 80 books for children, including Lincoln Children's best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Christopher Corr is an established author/illustrator whose many books have won him international acclaim. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and now lives and works in London as an artist and tutor at Goldsmiths University.

Table of Contents

New Year’s Day - Father Frost (A Russian story)
Wintertime - The Magic Porridge Pot (A German story)
Chinese New Year - King of the Forest (A Chinese story)
Candlemas - The Empty Barn (A Latvian story)
Valentine’s Day - The Frog Prince (A German story)
The Mole’s Wedding (A Korean story)
Shrove Tuesday- The Runaway Pancake (A German story)
St. David’s Day- Gelert the Hound (A Welsh story)
World Wildlife Day - The Bird Wife (An Inuit story)
Purim - The Blue Coat (A Jewish story)
St. Patrick’s Day - The Pot of Gold (An Irish story)
World Water Day - Tiddalik, the Thirsty Frog (An Indigenous
Australian story)
April Fools’ Day - Rabbit and Crab (A Mayan story)
Easter - The Basket of Eggs (A Canadian story)
World Health Day - How the Bear Clan Learned to Heal (An Iroquois story)
St. George’s Day - The Glass Knight (An English story)
The Shoemaker and the Dragon - (A Polish story)
May Day - The Cracked Pot (An Indian story)
Springtime - Spring and Autumn (A Japanese story)
Vesak - The Hare in the Moon (A Buddhist story)
World Oceans Day - Prince Fire Flash and Prince Fire Fade (A Japanese story)
Ramadan - The Boots of Hunain (An Arabic story)
Midsummer - Anansi and Turtle (A Caribbean story)
World Music Day - Skeleton Woman (An Inuit story)
Eid ul- Fitr - Zirak and Ring-dove (An Iraqi story)
Tanabata - The Weaving Maiden and the Oxherd (A Japanese story)
St. Swithin’s Day - Elephant and the Rain Spirit (An African Bushman story)
International Day of Friendship - Heungbu and Nolbu (A Korean story)
Androcles and the Lion (A Roman story)
Lammas Day - The Little Red Hen (A Russian story)
Harvest - The Ship of Wheat (A Dutch story)
Persephone (An ancient Greek story)
Yom Kippur - Jonah and the Whale (A Bible story)
International Day of Peace - The Two Kings (A Buddhist Story)
Autumn - Why the Evergreeens Keep Their Leaves (An American story)
The Gifts of the North Wind (A Norwegian story)
World Food Day - The Raja and the Rice (An Indian story)
Why the Bananas Belong to the Monkey (A Brazilian story)
Diwali - Rama and Sita (An Indian story)
Halloween - The Buried Moon (An English story)
The Shortest Ghost Story in the World (An English story)
Thanksgiving - How the Pine-tree Chief Got His Name (An Iroquois story)
The Gift of a Cow-tail Switch (A West African story)
Bonfire Night - How Grandmother Spider Brought Fire (A Choctaw story)
National Tree Week - The Woodcutter and the Wolf (A French story)
The Tree of Magical Leaves (A Chinese story)
St. Andrew’s Day - Conall and the Thunder Hag (A Scottish story)
Human Rights Day - The Bell of Atri (An Italian story)
Midwinter - East of the Sun, West of the Moon (A Scandinavian story)
Christmas - Uncle Martin (A French story)
The Legend of the Poinsettias (A Mexican story)
Kwanzaa - The Feast (An African story)
A year full of events

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