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The Dragon of Krakow and other Polish Stories by Richard Monte

The Dragon of Krakow and other Polish Stories


The Dragon of Krakow and other Polish Stories by Richard Monte

These Polish folk tales have a delightfully mischievous character all their own. To create his sparkling collection, Richard Monte has gathered some of Poland's favourite stories from all over the country.


The stylish funny illustrations are by the highly acclaimed illustrator Paul Hess. Brimming with humour, magic and visual charm, Richard Monte's retellings are a delight for all ages. || This is a charming retelling of these traditional folk stories...Well written and with lots of vivid description, they would also stimulate an older reader. || An excellent book... Hess's stylish illustrations add humour and atmosphere in equal measure. || Although modernised in their language and style of story-telling, the legends still hold the kind of quality that children always look for in fairy tales and folk stories. A perfect introduction to another country
s heritage

. || Interesting, well-written, imaginatively illustrated and designed book... there are rich rewards for those who enter the fascinating stories inside. || These seven short folk stories from around Poland are known to every Polish child, and the sparkling and accessible re-tellings will delight all children - start with the story of the Dragon of Krakow in which the threatening dragon is tricked by a shoemaker, and your class will call out for more. || Recommended reading

About the Author

Paul Hess was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1961. He went to art college in Sydney and then worked as a graphic designer and Art Director for various companies both in Sydney and London from 1981 to 1991. He has worked as a freelance art director and illustrator since then. His books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Dragon of Krakow, Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe, The King with Horse's Ears and The King and the Seed. He lives in Northumberland. Richard Monte is a children's book reviewer and former bookseller who has contributed articles on Poland to the BBC and other magazines. He is married to a Polish wife. He lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th January 2008


Richard Monte

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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd


96 pages


Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)



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