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The Mermaid of Warsaw: And Other Tales from Poland Paperback – October 25, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 6
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847801641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847801647
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,062,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Full of wonder, this is a stunning collection of enchanting folk stories with a timeless and universal appeal. Richard Monte captures the optimistic spirit of Poland in stories which delight on account of their magic and surprise Lovereading Each story is very unique and entertaining in its only way. Armadillo Magazine Ideal for reading aloud. Armadillo Magazine Each tale amuses and enchants as problems are encountered, sorted and justice prevails. The black and white exude fun and humour. They warmly capture the human spirit as it deals with the bewitiching of strange creatures in far off times. Mesmerising to read aloud. Full of magic and surprise. School Librarian What happens in folktales can be scary but people generally get their just desserts - which makes for a satisfying read. The author is fortunate in his illustrator who adds an extra dimension to the tales. Carousel

About the Author

RICHARD MONTE is a children's book reviewer and former bookseller who has contributed articles on Poland to the BBC and other magazines. He is married to a Polish wife. He lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire. PAUL HESS was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1961. He went to art college in Sydney and then worked as a graphic designer and Art Director for various companies both in Sydney and London from 1981 to 1991. He has worked as a freelance art director and illustrator since then. His books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Dragon of Krakow, Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe, The King with Horse's Ears and The King and the Seed. He lives in Northumberland.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rich Sheils on March 17, 2012
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A very nice collection of tales from Poland for my Seven year old nephew who is nearly half Polish.The lost mystice of fairy tales from europe and elsewhere have a wonder and charm that shouldn`t be lost or belittled
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer F Shubelka on December 8, 2012
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These are the historical myths from Poland. there are some stories I am familiar with and some that I had never heard. My husband is a re-enactor and plays the part of a Polish Fool in the Kings courts. As a fantastic story-teller this enhances his performance with new stories and history. I recommend this product to anyone interested in history and myths. The seller was prompt, the packaging was excellent and the contect absolutely lovely.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Connie H. Cherry on June 1, 2013
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Family is of (half) Polish descent and know several Polish folk tales. This book gave us some new stories and insight into our Polish history. It is an easy and interesting read. If you want more knowledge of your ancestry or would like to teach your kids about Polish folk tales, this is a great book.
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More About the Author

Richard Monte's latest book is The Salt Krasnals (Kindle Edition, 2013),the story of three dwarves who set out on a perilous journey to rescue their sister from a witch's forest. He is also the author of two collections of Polish folk tales, The Mermaid of Warsaw (Frances Lincoln, 2011) and The Dragon of Krakow (Frances Lincoln, 2008). His first children's book was The Flood Tales, an environmental fable based on the Noah's Ark Story. Richard is a regular reviewer for Carousel Magazine and has also contributed articles on Poland to the BBC History Magazine and History Today. He has travelled all over Poland, to the three major cities, Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk, and stayed on the Baltic Coast and in the Tatra Mountains. Visit his website at www.richardmonte.co.uk

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