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Long, Long Ago
By (author): Robin Skelton Illustrated by: Pamela Breeze Currie
9780921870364 Paperback, Trade English JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General Mar 16, 1996
$10.95 CAD
Active 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.19 in 68 pages Ronsdale Press
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.

Acknowledged as one of Canada's leading men of letters, Robin Skelton grew up in England. During World War II, he served in India and Ceylon with the R.A.F. In 1963, he emigrated to Canada to teach at the University of Victoria, where he founded the Creative Writing Department. Renowned as a scholar and critic of art and literature, he has become an authority on poetic forms and the Irish drama. In 1991, he retired from the University of Victoria and is now a full-time writer. Skeltonis a novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, translator, anthologist, editor, publisher, and an expert on the mysteries of witchcraft. Above all else, he is a superb poet with over eighty books of poetry to his credit.

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