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A World Full of Nature Stories: 50 Folk Tales and Legends

A World Full of Nature Stories: 50 Folk Tales and Legends

By Angela McAllister and Illustrated by Hannah Bess Ross

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This beautiful book of stories takes readers on a journey with 50 tales, featuring themes of nature from all around the world.

Sit back, get comfortable, and delve into this beautifully-illustrated collection of beloved nature stories from every corner of the globe.

This rich resource collects together folk tales from home and legends and myths from distant lands to commemorate the animals, plants, and the changing seasons that make planet Earth so beautiful.

The folktales and fables in this book will capture imaginations and take readers on a journey around the world. Learn about:

  • The Peruvian tale of Cuniraya and the Magic Fruit, 
  • The story of how lightning began according to an ancient Khasi folk tale from India,
  • From Ireland, the story of The Bee, the Mouse, and the Beetle, 
  • The Master of the Winds in the ancient Iroquois story of The Four Winds, 
  • Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack from North American folklore, and 
  • Spain's Queen of the Flowers, who is brought to life one night by a magical fairy. 

Lively retellings from best-selling author Angela McAllister are brought to life with beautiful illustrations from Hannah Bess Ross, in this nature anthology to treasure for a lifetime. For story lovers young and old this is the perfect gift for all the family and nature lovers everywhere.

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 Year Full of StoriesA Stage Full of Shakespeare StoriesA World Full of Dickens StoriesA World Full of Spooky StoriesA Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals, and A Bedtime Full of Stories.

About the contributor(s)

Angela McAllister is the author of over 80 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins, and Peter Bailey. She has worked on many titles for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books including best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Hannah Bess Ross is a Chicago-based illustrator and writer interested in all realms whimsy. She lives in a little house with a blue door and an orange cat but dreams of the woods and the waves of rocky seas far, far away. She likes telling stories and everyday magical things like bugs and stars. She also loves the puppets, folk art, and silly word-play. Hannah is the illustrator of A World Full of Nature Stories (Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2022) and Lore of the Stars (Wide Eyed Editions, 2023).

Book details

ISBN: 9780711266476
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Date published:
Page count: 128
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Animals, Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables, and Juvenile Fiction / Science & Nature / Environment
Ages: 5 to 8

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