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Dawn Casey

  • 5 stars across 109 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.

4th 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... MoreThe Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

(5 reviews) Review
1st September 2008

The Great Race

Which animal will win the race and get the first year of the Chinese calendar named after them? Race along with Rat, Mon... MoreThe Great Race

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreDon't Wake the Beastie!

(2 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreHeld in Love

(2 reviews) Review
11th June 2020

My Nana's Garden

Grandmother's Garden is tangled with weeds, "Wildflowers, says grandma, food for the bees." A little girl visits her gra... MoreMy Nana's Garden

(2 reviews) Review
4th October 2022

Happy Stories for Nature Lovers

This cheerful compendium of true, narrative non-fiction stories show that when we give it a little bit of space and mayb... MoreHappy Stories for Nature Lovers

(2 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreHopscotch Twisty Tales: Mole Versus the Enormous Turnip

(1 review) Review
5th February 2015

A Lullaby for Little One

A beautifully lyrical lullaby illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist, Charles Fuge.At the end of a lovely day f... MoreA Lullaby for Little One

(1 review) Review
31st July 2014

Winter Tales

(1 review) Review
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