Sing Me a Story

Song-and-Dance Tales from the Caribbean

Sing Me a Story
Format: Trade Paperback , 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847804266
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In the Caribbean, stories are not just for telling and listening: they are for singing and dancing. So here, courtesy of the Caribbean, are five mischievous stories to get the children up and on their feet. The traditional tales are woven around human characters, talking animals and mythical creatures. Grace Hallworth's energetic retellings are accompanied by one-line music, dance rhythm choreography by a well-known dance teacher and by John Clementson's brilliantly colourful collage, together with a glossary and a note from the author.

The author

Grace Hallworth was born and brought up in Trinidad, where she trained as a librarian. In 1956 she moved to England and introduced storytelling in Hertfordshire as part of children's library education. In 1984 she became a full-time storyteller, and moved back to Tobago. She appears at many international festivals, on radio and on television, as well as serving on a number of children's literature award panels. Her many books include Down by the River, illustrated by Caroline Binch, which was a runner-up for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1996. She lives in Berkhamsted, U.K.

John Clementson studied at Carlisle College of Art and Wolverhampton Polytechnic before starting his career as a painter. He has received commissions from companies as diverse as Sony, British Airways, Decca, Coca-Cola, London Transport and Citroen. He lives in Wolverhampton, U.K.

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Format: Trade Paperback , 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847804266
Illustrations: Color illustrations throughout
Size: 8.5 in x 10.875 in / 216 mm x 276 mm
Age Range: 6-9 years