A Forest Of Stories

Summary:

Through their presence, trees give us strength, courage, wisdom. From the fragrant blossoms of the Kapok tree to the fruit of the pomegranate, folktales offer the legends of some of the world's most wonderful trees.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This folktale collection captures classic stories of friendship, wisdom, and courage. The pictures add a lot to the book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

This is a good book for anyone. This was cool. I liked the pictures. I liked how the stories were different. I picked this book because I could read it to my cousin, and I would read it again.

Parent Reaction

It is hard to decide which is more captivating: the folktales or the illustrations. These stories beg to be read aloud. The author has mastered this genre, not only bringing to life traditional stories, but also writing one of her own.

Type of Book:
This collection of tales from around the world describes the magical history of trees.
Educational Themes:

There is plenty to grow on with this book. The stories may encourage further study folklore traditions of the various cultures (Chinese, Guatemalan, Japanese, Indian, Nigerian, Moroccan, Jewish), or more history of the trees themselves (Cypress, Kapok, Chestnut, Cherry Blossom, Palm Tree, Fig Tree, Pomegranate).

Reading Level:
6.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 10
Age of child:
Read by student at Woodside Magnet High School for Arts and Communication (Newport News, VA)
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is classic bedtime reading and would be wonderful reading in a classroom setting.

Title A Forest of Stories
Author Rina Singh
Publisher Barefoot Books © 2005
Illustrators Helen Cann
ISBN 1841488828
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.99
Genres Cultures and Tradition, Fables and Folklore, Short Stories
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