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 together 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 chidren from four to fourteen, whether for reading aloud or alone.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.Review:
'A veritable ecstasy of the imagination.' Leon Garfield; 'This is a book any child or adult should relish.' Matthew Sweeney, Daily Telegraph
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales (FF Classics) Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Bookseller Inventory # 1111-9780571214358
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Bookseller Inventory # 9780571214358N
Book Description London: Faber & Faber, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Cloth & dustjacket. First edition. New unread unmarked mint copy. Bookseller Inventory # 31649
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0571214355
Book Description Faber Children's Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 336 pages. 8.78x5.59x1.10 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0571214355
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110571214355
Book Description Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0571214355 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1966388