There’s something about a hardback book that just makes me want to curl up on the sofa with my son and have a good storytelling session. They just seem so much more tactile than paperback books, don’t you think? We’ve been enjoying reading the stories in Forest Folk Tales for children recently which shares stories from across the country.
Written by Tom Phillips, Forest Folk Tales for children is published on 3rd June through The History Press. aimed at children aged between 7-11 years of age, the book features different folk tales from as far apart as the Yorkshire Forests down to The New Forst in Hampshire.
We’ve been to a few of the forests mentioned in the book which has added to our enjoyment of the stories. My son has loved the idea of Hobs, the little men who live in houses, and reading about The Hob at Hart Hall kept him spellbound. There might well have been giggles when he discovered that the hob had no clothes on. We’d both like to believe that there are dragons lurking somewhere undiscovered. We spent time last year in the Welsh mountains, so it was lovely to read a story talking about Merlin, Vortigern and the dragons woken from their century-old sleep.
At the end of each section of Forest Folk Tales for children, there is a fact file and a suggestion of something to do. Fighting a log dragon is something we’ll be trying over the holidays I’m sure.
Each story is beautifully written in a way that engages children and keeps them hooked. From ghostly white rabbits to tales of witches and curses, Forest Folk Tales for children is a wonderful collection of tales from yesteryear and a book we’ve very much enjoyed reading together.
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I’ve teamed up with The History Press to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of Forest Folk Tales for children worth £12.00 for themselves. Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
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