PLA/ALLS Best New Books for New Adult Readers Selected for The Elementary School Library Collection Storytelling World Award
Traditional stories from the oral tradition, endure generation after generation becausealthough they are not literalthey resound in timeless truths on a human scale. These 27 folktales from award-winning author, Heather Forest, remind us of wisdom so elemental it is often lost in the rush of everyday life, so that "sometimes common sense makes no sense at all." Wonder Tales also marks the second installment from award-winning author Heather Forests's trilogy:Tales from Around the World series.
About the Author
Heather Forest Bio: Heather Forest's unique minstrel style of telling stories blends her original music, folk guitar, poetry, and prose along with song and the spoken word to give her stories an uncommon warmth and charm. She has toured widely performing her repertoire of world folktales for the past thirty years to theatres, major storytelling festivals, schools and conferences throughout the world. Heather’s books have received many prestigious awards including the Children’s Choice Award, Parent’s Choice Award, CCBC Choices, ABC Best Books for Children, Best Children’s Books of the Year, Book Sense Winter Children’s Picks, and the National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) among others. Heather is currently working on her tenth book with August House, a collection of ancient and epic tales. Ms. Forest holds a Master's Degree in Storytelling and she is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award presented by the National Storytelling Network. Her many performance credits include The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., The National Storytelling Festival, The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, Tales of Graz Festival in Austria, the Sidmouth International Festival in England and the Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival in New Zealand.