Animal Folk Tales of Britain & Ireland
Stories and animals have long travelled the same routes. Through our heritage of charming, quirky and profound tales, you will find yourself re-acquainted with Britain's wondrous fauna.
Find out how hedgehog ended up with spines and what makes him scuttle so fast, discover how pigs saved a prince from leprosy and why the wealthy lord was so intent on capturing the black fox.
Sharon Jacksties' wonderful book combines traditional stories, little-known zoological facts and true anecdotes to create a treasure trove of stories for animal lovers of every kind.
SHARON JACKSTIES has been a professional storyteller for 30 years. She runs storytelling projects with all kinds of groups in Somerset and London, and regularly teaches storytelling at Halsway Manor, England's only residential centre for the traditional arts. She has won the national Cric Crac Grand Lying competition twice. She is the author of two previous folk tales volumes for The History Press. She lives in Somerset.