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A World Full of Winter Stories: 50 Folk Tales and Legends from Around the World (World Full of...)

A World Full of Winter Stories: 50 Folk Tales and Legends from Around the World (World Full of...)

Current price: $24.99
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
1 on hand, as of Apr 22 4:08am
(Children's Classics / Award Winners)
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Staff Reviews

My grandkids frequently ask me to simply “tell them a story,” and as they listen, I can literally see how the stories take them to another world. This beautifully illustrated book includes 50 winter tales from around the world. Taken from a variety of cultures, these rich stories hold such magic, which enhances creativity, vocabulary and, imagination. I can’t wait to share these stories with my little ones!

— Virgie


Get ready for winter with this treasury of 50 frosty stories from around the globe.
Curl up beside the fire and uncover stories from all over the world with this rich resource of wintery folk tales, myths and legends.

Featuring stories of Norse gods; hibernating bears; Christmas feasts and wicked witches, there is something for everyone in this collection of winter inspired stories.

The perfect anthology for Christmas, or any time you want to uncover chilly tales from lands near and far.
Collected and retold by award-winning author Angela McAllister, with enchanting illustrations by Olga Baumert, this is an anthology to be read when the weather turns colder and the nights draw in.

Stories include:
The Spider and the Christmas Tree (Ukraine)
Mother Holle (Germany)
Shingebiss (Ojibwe, North America)
The First Rabbits (Japan)
The Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds (Bulgaria)
The First Evergreens (Mongolia)
The Snow Man (Denmark)
Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter (North America)
The Wind, the Clouds and the Snow (China)
The World Full of… series is a collection of beautiful hardback story treasuries. Discover folktales from all around the world or be introduced to some of the world’s best-loved writers with these stunning gift books, the perfect addition to any child’s library.
Also available from the series: A Year Full of Stories, A World Full of Animal Stories, A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories, A World Full of Dickens Stories, A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals, A Bedtime Full of Stories and A World Full of Spooky Stories.

About the Author

Angela McAllister took a degree in Humanities at Middlesex College before becoming a children's book author. To date, she has written more than 80 books for children, including Frances Lincoln Children's best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Olga Baumert is an illustrator, artist and graphic designer originally from Poland. She graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from De Montfort University and has worked for clients including Ladybird, HarperCollins and Little Bee Books. She currently lives in Leicester, UK.

Praise for A World Full of Winter Stories: 50 Folk Tales and Legends from Around the World (World Full of...)

"...a great anthology to read as a family over winter"—Margaret Kingsbury, Book Riot

"Selections are cheerful and pleasant---no winter dreariness to be found here! ... A great choice for mythology and folktale shelves."—School Library Journal