‘The Woodcutter’s Tale,’ written by Story Play’s Carol Florence Graham has been published by Ragged Bears, and tells of how open-heartedness brings precious gifts from a tree faery. The story celebrates themes of kindness and of living simply. It also explores the beauty of nature, and the importance of our connection to trees and woodlands. It’s a story for our times!
“I enjoy sharing traditional stories….” writes Carol,’…They’re full of wisdom and wonder and can bring insights and nourishment to those listening. I choose the stories that I tell carefully, selecting those that are relevant and forward-looking. I try to craft the words as well as I can, using story language and age-old conventions that work on or off the page. I’m delighted with Emily Ford’s illustrations and her distinctive style. Her work brings a creative richness to the text, whilst also including a family that today’s youngsters can identify with. I hope that the book brings pleasure to children when shared aloud at school, at home, or when they read it quietly by themselves.”
Workshops for Schools
In 2020 workshops exploring ‘The Woodcutter’s Tale’ will be available for schools and community settings. These include Storytelling & Storymaking, Storytelling & Drama and Poetry & Creative Writing. For more information see Author Visits.
A version of this blog first appeared on the Story Space website www.storyspace.co.uk