Animal Prints from the British Museum
A rampaging elephant, a giant fish, an amorous goat and a monstrous pig are some of the fabled creatures featured in this collection of British Museum prints from the 15th to the early 19th century. The prints, which include woodcuts, engravings and etchings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Goya, Stubbs and Bewick, are accompanied by insightful commentary on the history and symbolism of the depicted beasts.
Treasury of Fairy Tales
Retold from original tales by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, and brought to life in Biro’s colourful, all-action illustrations, here are seven favourite stories: ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘Puss in Boots’, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ and ‘Cinderella’.
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Val Biro has chosen eight tales from the Brothers Grimm’s famous collection, including some of the best-known – ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ – and the book ends with a note about the Grimms and the history of their Nursery and Household Tales.
The Bible for Children
Arranged by stories, from the creation to Daniel in the lion’s den, and from the birth of John the Baptist to St Paul’s last letter to Timothy, this is an engaging retelling of the Old and New Testaments, suitable for reading aloud as well as accessible for young readers. The book includes chapter and verse references and numerous ‘Did you know?’ boxes, providing facts about Biblical times and traditions.
For nearly 4,000 years Egyptians skilfully embalmed both human and animal bodies in accordance with beliefs about their destiny in the afterlife; many mummies are still so well preserved that we can extract evidence about ancient people's lives and even gaze on their faces. Presenting examples of the embalmer's art now in the British Museum, Taylor explains the mummification and burial processes and the techniques used to study mummies today.
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales have been favourites of children since they first appeared between 1835 and 1872. In this 2005 edition, a selection of the tales are retold and illustrated in colourful paintings by children's author Val Biro. There are eight stories, including The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Thumbelina and The Wild Swans, in words and pictures for young readers. Age 4+