The Storyteller (Hardcover)

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By Evan Turk, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
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Long ago the kingdom of Morocco formed at the edge of the great Sahara, sustained by thirst-quenching fountains and storytellers who brought the people together. There it flourished for many years, but as the kingdom grew, the people forgot the dangers of the desert and the importance of the storytellers. This beautifully illustrated folk tale illuminates and celebrates the power of a story well told.

Rebecca

— From The Storyteller

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From Ezra Jack Keats 2015 New Illustrator Honor recipient Evan Turk comes his debut work as author-illustrator: an original folktale that celebrates the power of stories and storytelling.

Long, long ago, like a pearl around a grain of sand, the Kingdom of Morocco formed at the edge of the great, dry Sahara. It had fountains of cool, refreshing water to quench the thirst of the desert, and storytellers to bring the people together.

But as the kingdom grew, the people forgot the dangers of the desert, and they forgot about the storytellers, too. All but one young boy, who came to the Great Square for a drink and found something that quenched his thirst even better: wonderful stories. As he listened to the last storyteller recount the Endless Drought, and the Glorious Blue Water Bird, he discovered the power of a tale well told.

Acclaimed illustrator Evan Turk has created a stunning multidimensional story within a story that will captivate the imagination and inspire a new generation of young storytellers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481435185
ISBN-10: 1481435183
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 28th, 2016
Pages: 48
Language: English