Picture books of traditional tales

From 2013, when we launched, to 2017, Christmas Press published our ‘Two Tales’ series: eight books of lively traditional tales from different countries and times, retold by well-known authors and gorgeously illustrated by emerging illustrators. Here you will find the complete list of all these beautiful books. They are all still in print and available, and have been widely acclaimed.

 

2013:

Two Trickster Tales from Russia, featuring two lively traditional Russian folktales — Masha and the Bear and The Rooster with the Golden Crest — engagingly retold by Sophie Masson and beautifully illustrated in classic style by David Allan.

For children 5 and up. Softcover, 32 pages, A 4 size. (297mm x 210 mm, portrait)

ISBN -13 : 978-0-9922838-03

Retail price (in Australian dollars): $17.99. Postage and packing extra (see Order form page for details).

two trickster tales audio book combined coversAudio book edition of Two Trickster Tales from Russia also  available:

Narrated by Xavier Masson-Leach.

Incidental music and sound effects by Xavier and Bevis Masson-Leach.

Audio book production and sound engineering by Sounds like Books.

A Christmas Press Audio Book.

Published by Christmas Press, ISBN:  9780992283810.

Total running time: 14 mins 19 seconds, including the integral text of the two stories, plus opening and closing credits.

Retail price  of CD $10.99 (with full colour art on wraparound cover and CD, packaged in strong translucent disc caddy). Postage/handling $5.

Digital audio book also available to buy now on Bandcamp. Price $7. https://christmaspressaudio.bandcamp.com/

Read a review of Two Trickster Tales here.

2014 titles:
Two Selkie Stories from Scotland

retold by Kate Forsyth and illustrated by Fiona McDonald

For children 9 and up. Softcover, 32 pages A4 format

RRP $17.99.

ISBN 978-0-9922838-2-7

Bklet_4PgUP_TplateAudio book edition of Two Selkie Stories from Scotland, by Kate Forsyth and Fiona McDonald, narrated by Xavier Masson-Leach, incidental music by Bevis Masson-Leach. Audio production and sound engineering by Sounds Like Books. ISBN: 978-0-9922838-7-2

Retail price  of CD $10.99 (with full colour art on wraparound cover and CD, packaged in strong translucent disc caddy). Postage/handling $5.

Digital audio book available to buy now on Bandcamp. Price $7.

Read a review of Two Selkie Stories here.

 

 

 

Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome

retold by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by David Allan

For children 5 and up. Softcover,32 pages,  A4 format

RRP $17.99

ISBN 978-0-9922838-3-4.

Bklet_4PgUP_TplateAudio book-edition

The atmospheric and lively audio-book edition of Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome, multi-award winning author Ursula Dubosarsky’s engaging and fresh retelling of two great Classical myths, re-imagined for young readers. Narrated by the author herself, with original music by Bevis Masson-Leach. Produced by Sounds Like Books. ISBN 978-0-9922838-8-9 RRP: $10.99

Read a review of Two Tales of Twins here.

2015

Two Fearsome Fairy Tales from France,

retold by Adèle Geras and illustrated by Fiona McDonald,

For readers 10 and up. Hardcover, 32 pages, A4 format as above, May 1 2015,

RRP $19.99

ISBN 978-0-9922838-5-8.

Read a review of Two Fearsome Fairy Tales here.

 

 

 

Two Tengu Tales from Japan

retold by Duncan Ball, illustrated by David Allan

For readers 7 and up. Hardcover, 32 pages, A4 format, August 12 2015.

RRP $19.99

ISBN 978-0-9922838-6-5

Audio book edition also available.

Read a review of Two Tengu Tales here.

 

 

2016:

 

Two Tales of Brothers from Ancient Mesopotamia

retold by John Heffernan, Illustrated by Kate Durack

May 13, 2016, Hardcover, A4 size

RRP: $19.99

ISBN: 9780994234049

Read a review of Two Tales of Brothers here.

 

 

 

Two Troll Tales from Norway,

retold by Margrete Lamond, illustrated by Ingrid Kallick.

Hardcover, A4 size

RRP: $19.99

ISBN: 9780994234056

Read a review of Two Troll Tales here.

 

 

 

2017:

 

Two Enchanted Tales from Old China,

Retold by Gabrielle Wang and illustrated by David Allan

32 pages, softcover

RRP $17.99

ISBN 9780994528025

Read a review of Two Enchanted Tales here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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