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Fabulous review of Two Tengu Tales in ReadPlus!

Another lovely review to add to the growing list for this beautiful book! Here’s an extract:

Highly recommended. Christmas Press continues their celebration of stories from around the world. This impressive, beautifully illustrated picture book is a retelling of two Japanese folk tales. Duncan Ball author of the Selby the talking dog and Emily Eyefinger series introduces the tengu, magical forest goblins who grant wishes to people who need a miracle. They are tricksters and there is always a sting in the tail. There’s always a consequence, often unexpected. Good and evil, poor and rich are themes that resonate here….David Allan’s art nouveau styled scenes, inspired by Japanese paintings and linocuts, are wonderful, bringing the stories to life. They evocatively set the scenes, showcasing the traditional ways of life, the mountains and countryside. An engaging read for families and classes, one to share with young and old.

Read the whole review here.

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