Creation: Read-aloud Stories from Many Lands

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Candlewick Press, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 91 pages
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Ann Pilling gathers a collection of stories from around the world that seeks to answer the ancient mystery of our creation. Award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman's spellbinding art accompanies Creation, making it an anthology that will be enjoyed again and again--just as the legends it contains have been for thousands of years. Full color.

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User Review  - shannanjones79 - LibraryThing

We get creation stories from all over: China, The Bible, North America, Norse, Greek Mythology, Norway and many others. My favorite unknown story was an Austrailian Aboriginal Story called 'Why There ... Read full review

CREATION: Read-Aloud Stories from Many Lands

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Defining creation liberally, Pilling (Realms of Gold, 1993, etc.) includes pourquoi tales among the 16 here, retold in a uniform, easy style that does indeed lend itself to reading aloud—especially ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Ann Pilling's eleven books for children include the award-winning Henry's Leg and Kingfisher's acclaimed A Kingfisher Treasury of Bible Stories, Poems, and Prayers for Bedtime.

Michael Foreman was born in Pakefield, Suffolk on March 21, 1938. At the age of fifteen, Foreman began to study art. His first children's book was published while he was still a student. He earned his M. A. from the Royal College of Art and since then, has written and/or illustrated many children's books. After leaving art school Michael traveled all over the world making films and television commercials. He has also worked on magazines, book jackets, animated films, and TV ads. He even worked for the police, sketching criminals described by witnesses. Foreman has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice, the Smarties Book Prize, The Kurt Maschler Award, the Children's Book Award, the Bologna Book Prize and the Francis William's Illustration Award twice.

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