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I’ve just heard that Shropshire Folk Tales for Children has received an Honors from the Storytelling World Awards in their storytelling collections category (5)! What lovely news!

http://www.storytellingworld.com/2019/

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My first review!

”This is a brilliant book full of mischief, magic and mayhem. I loved learning more about Shropshire and it was nice to knowing where the stories were set. It was a lively mix of songs, games and most of all Shropshire stories. I highly recommend this book, it is great to have on your book shelf.” Gertie Aged 10

Shropshire Folk Tales For Children

shropshire folk tales for children book cover

shropshire folk tales for children book cover

This is a children’s book. But it is for real children. It is a book of buried treasure, people-eating giants, sleeping kings and a monster fish. There’s fire, wee, milk and missing body parts. It’s a book that’s got the bits adults don’t like left in. These are stories of Shropshire. They are old and wild, like the land itself. If you like giants having their heads lopped off, girls who won’t do what they’re told, knights fighting with lances, one-armed ghosts and grumpy witches, then this is the book for you.

Available direct from me if you see me, or click here

 

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I’m delighted to announce that I’ve joined the Bag Books team!  Bag books are beautiful, multi-sensory books aimed for people with learning difficulties.  I’m really enjoying getting to know all the stories and taking them out on the road to play!

… and I’ve just got a present in the post – a brand new Bag Book all ready for Christmas!

 

I’ve been asked by artist Anne Marie Lagram to respond to her exciting, thought-provoking new exhibition, developed working with the story of Mitchell’s Fold and the witch who is buried there.  It’s fantastic challenge to respond to the artwork through story, I’ve really been enjoying watching the pieces develop and questioning my own assumptions about the story.

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The dream team are getting back together!  I’m delighted I’m going to be working with fabulous storyteller Fiona Collins again.  We have been appointed to create a storytelling garden with Year 1 pupils at Bryn Collen School in Llangollen.

I am fascinated by early years literacy.  Writing is an extraordinarily complex skill.    I have been working more and more in this area, using play, physicality and outdoor spaces to isolate and hone different component skills and processes.  This project gives us the opportunity to implement much of what I have already learned, to learn far more and to have lots of days playing and creating with a group of creative, mischevious, fun children!