(Poland) Dragon Of Krakow and Other Polish Stories, The
Author: Richard Monte
For Juniors/KS2
Price 5.99 paperback
Book(s) at 5.99 paperback
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(Poland) Dragon Of Krakow and Other Polish Stories, The This small format collection of seven favourite Polish folk tales with black and white illustrations introduces a magical world of giants, golden talking ducks and mice that can eat a king. They celebrate connections with legends and places: one features the dragon linked to the founding of the old capital, another explains why a town is famed for its gingerbread, or elsewhere a story of mermaids is remembered in the amber washed up on Baltic shores. The stories are humorous and instructive, often reversing expectations, as when a poor young apprentice prefers his own life to that of a rich man. This is an appealing collection, ideal for reading aloud.