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The Resource How the whale became and other tales of the early world, Ted Hughes

How the whale became and other tales of the early world, Ted Hughes

Label
How the whale became and other tales of the early world
Title
How the whale became and other tales of the early world
Statement of responsibility
Ted Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ted Hughes wrote a series of stories for children from the early 1960s through until 1995 about how the world, and the creatures in it, came into being. They are collected here in one volume for the first time. These are richly told tales of sparkling intensity about animals finding their form, and God's struggle to understand what he has created. Meet the Polar Bear whose obsession with her snowy white fur is so great that she can only live in a landscape surrounded by her own reflection; the Whale, growing in God's garden beside the carrots; King Leo, who began life because God was hungry for his sausages; poor Parrot's painful defeat in the marriage song contest at the wedding of Man and Woman; and Sparrow's heroic battle against the bird-swallowing Black Hole. There are stories here to suit children from four to fourteen, whether for reading aloud or alone
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1930-1998
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Hughes, Ted
Dewey number
823.9'14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Juvenile
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Creation
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fiction 7+
  • General
  • Short stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
How the whale became and other tales of the early world, Ted Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: as The dreamfighter and other creation tales. 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780571348855
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780571348855
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
How the whale became and other tales of the early world, Ted Hughes
Publication
Note
Originally published: as The dreamfighter and other creation tales. 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780571348855
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780571348855
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

Library Locations

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