How the Bear Lost His Tail
And Other Stories of the Forest
By John Townsend (Author), Martina Peluso (Illustrator)
Told over generations, often around campfires in the dead of night, these tales come from many cultures around the world. Whether beginning in the forests of Africa, America, Australia, or Europe, the stories in this book go back a long way, but here they are retold with new twists and turns for the bedtimes of today. This collection contains eight engaging stories including “How the Frog Became King of the Marshes,” “Why Owls Stare,” and “Why Dogs Became Our Friends.” They mix humor, suspense, a few scares, and charming full-color artwork to irresistible effect.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
John Townsend was a secondary school teacher before becoming a writer of informative and entertaining children's books.
Martina Peluso studied printing at the Institute of Art in Naples. Based in Edinburgh, she has worked for many advertising and publishing companies.