In this delightful collection of animal fables, Robin Skelton transports young readers back to long long ago - an ancient and fabulous time. These humorous stories offer solutions to such difficult questions as "Why does the ostrich bury its head in the ground?" and "Why does the rabbit have no voice?" These are stories that will take children into a wonderful world of fantasy and yet - as always with Skelton - the tales have unexpected endings. Pamela Breeze Currie's engaging pen-and-ink drawings capture the spirit of Skelton's witty fables.
About the authors
Poet, anthologist, editor, teacher, biographer, art and literary critic, historical writer, initiated witch and occultist, Robin Skelton came to Canada in 1963, the author of five collections of poetry and nine other books. He taught at the University of Victoria for almost thirty years, teaching in the Department of English and then in the Department of Creative Writing, of which he was the founding Chairman in 1973. In 1967, together with John Peter, he founded The Malahat Review. He published approximately 1 books. His publications with Beach Holme include Wrestling the Angel (1994) and his newest title One Leaf Shaking (1996). He passed away August 22, 1997 and will be greatly missed.
Pamela Breeze Currie, who makes her home in Edinburgh, Scotland, has illustrated three children&146;s books for Ronsdale Press: Long Long Ago by Robin Skelton, Willobe of Wuzz by Sandra Glaze and Ghoul146;s Night Out by Janice MacDonald.
Other titles by Robin Skelton
The Voyageur Modern Canadian Literature 5-Book Bundle
The Silence on the Shore / Combat Journal for Place d'Armes / The Donnellys / In This Poem I Am / Canadian Exploration Literature
In This Poem I Am
Selected Poetry of Robin Skelton
Facing the Light
One Leaf Shaking
Collected Poems 1977-1990