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Dawn Casey

  • 5 stars across 82 books

    DAWN CASEY draws inspiration from her travels near and far, from tales of old, and from the natural world. She has a particular specialism in the retelling of folktales. Her collection The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales won a Golden Nautilus Award and received an accolade from the American Folklore Society. In previous incarnations, Dawn worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. Now she retells folktales and writes original stories and picturebook texts for a range of educational and trade publishers. She lives in Sussex, England.

    Oamul Lu is an illustrator and animator who was born-and still lives today-in China. His art depicts the world he sees, hears, and experiences in daily life, and he hopes that people will be inspired to live their own wonderful life by his artwork. Held in Love is his first picture book.

    2nd January 2018

    The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

    Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn how every animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great... More

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    13th August 2015

    Hopscotch Twisty Tales: Mole Versus the Enormous Turnip

    Mole's Hole is being invaded by an enormous turnip! This means war! Mole needs the help of all his friends to push this ... More

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    4th April 2011

    Don't Wake the Beastie!

    The animals all want honey but it's high up in a tree guarded by the beastie. They have to creep, whisper and climb on t... More

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    1st September 2008

    The Great Race

    And they're off! Thirteen creatures in China have come to the river to join in the Emperor's race. Who will win the ulti... More

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    24th January 2018

    Held in Love

    May your eyes look to the stars and know that you are held in the arms of the universe, held in love. This mother's ... More

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    3rd September 2019

    Apple Cake: A Gratitude

    Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun. /... More

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    1st January 2012

    Isis and Osiris

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