Dancing with Trees: Environmental Folk Tales from the British Isles

by GALBRAITH / WILLIS
$24.99

Publisher: The History Press

Publication Date: June 01, 2017

ISBN: 9780750978873

Binding: Paperback

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An enchanting collection of folk tales re-told by professional storytellers The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbours for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that speaks to the heart of humanity's relationship with nature. Whether its traditional stories about native birds and animals or tales of living in harmony with flora and fauna, there's something here for everyone who believes that a more beautiful world is within our reach. Richly illustrated with thirty unique drawings, these enchanting tales will appeal to everyone interested in nature and wildlife conservation and can be enjoyed by readers time and again. AUTHOR: Allison Galbraith is a performer, teacher and storyteller who lives in the Scottish town of Lanark. Holder of a Masters degree in Scottish folklore from Glasgow University, she has been combining environmentalism and storytelling as a full-time storyteller for ten years, including working for such organisations as the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish National Heritage, Forest Schools and Forestry Commission and the Woodlands Trust. Alette Willis is interested in how stories can be used to help move society towards greater sustainability and lectures at the University of Edinburgh on using stories in outdoor education. She is currently Storyteller in residence to the Royal Zoological Society and a member of the Talking Trees Storytellers at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh. SELLING POINTS: Traditional tales about the natural world Illustrated with 30 original line-art drawings In association with the Scottish Storytelling Centre The History Press is the premier contemporary resource for British folk tales 30 b/w illustrations