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by Sophie Herxheimer,Sally Pomme Clayton

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Author:
Sophie Herxheimer,Sally Pomme Clayton
ISBN13:
978-1845072780
ISBN:
1845072782
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Publisher:
Lincoln Children's Books; New edition (July 29, 2010)
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Subcategory:
Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
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1401 kb
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1124 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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225

Clayton learned these stories by traveling through Central Asia, talking and sharing stories with storytellers in different lands. Following their tradition, she has made these stories her own.

Clayton learned these stories by traveling through Central Asia, talking and sharing stories with storytellers in different lands. Clayton provides notes About the Stories in the back of the book, to explain where they came from and other interesting tidbits and additional sources.

Illustrations by Sophie Herxheimer ‘Tales Told in Tents’ (Frances Lincoln 2004). Audience – 6 upwards Length – flexible, 30 mins to 75 mins Make a booking. Tales Told in Tents is a vibrant performance, based on Sally Pomme’s book, that takes the audience on a storytelling journey through Central Asia, weaving little known myths and fairytales with cultural description and anecdotes of extraordinary travels. A lovely book about the magic of stories told from memor. .

Tales Told in Tents book. These 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents, combined with Sophie Herxheimer's d artwork, reveal the richness of the little-known, faraway lands of Central Asia.

Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia (Paperback). Sally Pomme Clayton (author), Sophie Herxheimer (illustrator).

Fountain of life, Central Asia - About the stories - Map of Central Asia - Glossary. Includes a glossary and brief note that reveal the richness of these little-known, faraway lands.

Sally Pomme Clayton, Sophie Herxheimer. Why are some carpets magic? What is a wish-tree? And where can the fountain of eternal life be found? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanted storytelling journey through Central Asia. On her travels in the region, Sally has accumulated a wealth of folklore and knowledge of nomadic cultures.

Picture by Sophie Herxheimer from our book 'Tales Told in Tents'.

Silk Road Family Day - Saturday 5 August 11- 3pm SOAS, University of London A day to explore the incredible ancient cultures and traditions that wind and weave along the Silk Road. I will be telling stories collected on my travels in Kyrgzstan and Kazakhstan, and showing some special hats and coats I brought back, and talking about why stories are so important if you are nomadic. Picture by Sophie Herxheimer from our book 'Tales Told in Tents'. Silk Road Family Day, SOAS, University of London.

Sally Pomme Clayton is an acclaimed storyteller. This is her second book with Sally Pomme Clayton for Frances Lincoln following Tales Told in Tents. Sophie lives in South London. Country of Publication. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the UK. She tours throughout Britain, often performing at the British Museum, the Barbican, and the National Gallery. She was Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Westminster and City and Guilds of London Art School. She currently teaches at Rose Bruford College.

Tales Told in Tents is Magical. com User, November 9, 2008. These stories from Central Asia have a strong appeal to a six-year old I know. Because of the story of how the first felt was made, she is eager to try to make felt herself

Tales Told in Tents is Magical. I purchased this book for my twin 6 year old girls. Because of the story of how the first felt was made, she is eager to try to make felt herself. A dozen tales from the nomadic cultures of Central Asia for young readers. com User, April 28, 2006. Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia" serves as a nice little reminder that there were storytellers who lived in the region between the Middle East and the Far East.

Tales Told In Tents: Stories from Central Asia by Sally Pomme Clayton. These 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents, combined with Sophie Herxheimer’s brilliantly patterned artwork, reveal the richness of the little-known, faraway lands of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Adventures of Riley Tigers in Terai by Amanda Lumry. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

Why are some carpets magic? What is a wish-tree? And where can the fountain of eternal life be found? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in acclaimed storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanting journey through Central Asia. On her travels throughout the region, Pomme has accumulated a wealth of folklore and knowledge of nomadic cultures. These 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents, combined with Sophie Herxheimer's brilliantly patterned artwork, reveal the richness of the little-known, faraway lands of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
  • I almost didn't get this. I am so glad I did. I have a whole library of mythology and folktale books and this is one of the most well written. I almost didn't get it because it had so few reviews or description. I just gambled because I liked the idea of having something on Central Asia, given that I lived there for a time. The text is lively and very well written. The stories are fun and accessible to children. Very high-quality writing. The illustrations are good too, very descriptive and child-friendly. If I could have a book like this on every regional mythology I want to cover, I would have reached the ideal.

  • It is hard to find books that reveal the history and culture of mid-Asia, where my daughter was born. This book gives us a glimpse into the tales that are commonly heard in that part of the world. They are simply told and we love reading them together.

  • A wonderful collection of tales. One of them, Carpet of Dreams, is a favorite of storytellers. These tales, collected by a storyteller, are great for common core in schools. However, the reason to read these tales are because they are wonderful stories.

  • These stories from Central Asia have a strong appeal to a six-year old I know. Because of the story of how the first felt was made, she is eager to try to make felt herself. The pictures are well-integrated with the text and add to its appeal.

  • Amazing!

  • A really fantastic book for insights into Central Asian culture, for young and old. Really great additional comments from the author and brilliant 'sayings' as well as richly coloured illustrations.

  • I didn't have much to go on when I bought this book, but I'm certainly glad I made this choice. The stories are delightful and the illustrations are lovely.

  • "Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia" serves as a nice little reminder that there were storytellers who lived in the region between the Middle East and the Far East. Sally Pomme Clayton takes her dozen stories from the steppes, mountains, deserts and cities of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tadijkistan and Afghanistan. These are lands that have been in the news in recent years more than before, but we hardly hear about stories from their culture. That these twelve tales were told in tents signifies that they represent nomadic cultures, who endures sorching summer suns and driving winter snows by living in tents that could keep them cool in one season and snug in another. However, like all other cultures, the storyteller was an important figure and the stories that were told were treasured.

    "A Whole Brain" (Kazakhstan) tells what happened on the seventh day when God finished making the world and realized he had forgotten to give human beings brains. "The Secret of Flet" (Turkmenistan) is what two brothers discover when one stubs his toe on a sharp rock. "Blue Sky, White Wing" (Central Asia) is is a poem reflecting the old saying, "The sky is your father, the earth is your mother." "The Girl Who Cried a Lake" (Kyrgyzstan) is what happens when the Khan's daughter falls in love with the young hunter who catches her when the girls play kiss-chase on horseback (think Romeo & Juliet). "The Carpet of Dreams" (Afghanistan) is the story of Arif, who dreams of traveling the silk road and explains the tradition of always weaving a mistake into a carpet on purpose, to show that only God can make something that is truly perfect. "Riddle Bazaar" (Uzbekistan) are eight riddles, such as "One eye and a sharp tooth") (yes, the answers are provided in the back).

    "The Bag of Trickness" (Kazakhstan) tells how the trickster Aldar-Kose with his coat of seventy holes and ninety patches, tricks a rich man. "Zarina's Orchard" (Tadjikistan) is about Zarina and her thirty-nine sisters, and how she wishesd they could bring the river to them, instead of them all going to the river. This story involves a Dev, which is not a good thing. "The Heart of Your Friend" (Kazahkstan) is a poem based on a Kazakh folksong. "Father of Stories, Horse of Songs" (Central Asia) tells of Korkut, a young man who wanted his horse to carry him away from Death. Korkut would live a long time and become known as Dede Korkut, father or all the stories being sung by storytellers today. "The Fountain of Life" (Central Asia) is the story of Al Khadir (the Green One), whom we met earlier in this book, and shows that eternal life does indeed exist.

    Clayton learned these stories by traveling through Central Asia, talking and sharing stories with storytellers in different lands. Following their tradition, she has made these stories her own. Clayton provides notes About the Stories in the back of the book, to explain where they came from and other interesting tidbits and additional sources. Sophie Herxheimer, who did the colorful illustrations for this book, also provides a two-page map of Central Asia, so that you know where these lands are to be found in relation to Turkey, Iran, Russian, China, and the rest of their neighbors. A Glossary of key names and turms, mostly those translates from the native languages of these people

    These twelves tales bring the culture of Central Asia to life and I have little doubt that for most young readers (and their teachers or parents), this will be their first exposure to stories from those lands, which is why in the end I round up on "Tales Told in Tents." Through out the book Clayton provides proverbs, sayings and assorted words of interest, such as those written on a bowl in Herxheimer's final painting: "My tales I have told them, your pocket shall hold them...If they are bitter of if they are sweet carry them away and bring them back--along with a dish of rice and raisins."