Somerset Folk Tales for Children (Paperback)

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When you are in Somerset you are never far from mysterious caverns, whispering woods, hidden valleys and places which can’t decide whether they are seascapes or landscapes. The ancient Kings Arthur and Alfred hid amongst Somerset’s secret waterways, waging the wars and making treaties that forged Britain’s history. Outlaws and highwaymen lived on the wildest of moors that plummet into the sea. Ordinary people farmed the land and fished the waters alongside the Little People, the Fair Folk, the fairies and goblins that were as tricksy and unchancy to meet as any smuggler…In this collection, professional storyteller Sharon Jacksties has selected and reworked tales for children aged 7–11 to discover.

About the Author

SHARON JACKSTIES has been a professional storyteller for over 25 years. She explores the relationship between place and narrative in her courses at Halsway Manor, England’s only residential centre for the traditional arts. In 2016 she co-directed a new festival, the Summerlands Storytelling Festival, which spanned the South West.Sharon’s work with children started with her specialising in Theatre in Education during her drama degree and working for the Unicorn Children’s Theatre for some years. Shecontinues to work with young people and is currently working on a project moving from story to song lyrics. She lives in Somerset.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780750984805
ISBN-10: 0750984805
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: April 25th, 2018
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Folk Tales for Children