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The Barefoot book of giants, ghosts and goblins : traditional tales from around the world

Author: John Matthews; Giovanni Manna
Publisher: Bath : Barefoot, ©1999.
Series: Barefoot collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cross-cultural anthology of folk tales carefully chosen to terrify and tantalize young readers. The mystery and magic of the stories are beautifully realized by evocative and enchanting watercolors.
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Genre/Form: Children's stories, English
Children's nonfiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Folklore
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Matthews; Giovanni Manna
ISBN: 1902283260 9781902283265
OCLC Number: 41580883
Notes: Spine title: Giants, ghosts and goblins.
Description: 79 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: The giant with no heart in his body (Norwegian) --
The ghost with two faces (Cheyenne) --
The bunyip (Australian) --
Oona and the giant (Irish) --
The drinking companions (Chinese) --
The goblin, the grocer and the student (Danish) --
A-man-among-men (Hausa-West African) --
Little Oonyani (Evenk-Siberian) --
The lass who couldn't be frightened (Scottish).
Series Title: Barefoot collection.
Other Titles: Giants, ghosts and goblins.
Responsibility: retold by John Matthews ; illustrated by Giovanni Manna.

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