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Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

Written by Richard O'Neill and Katharine Quarmby & illustrated by Hannah Tolson
Published by Child's Play
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A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practise playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing? Told by a Romani storyteller and a picture book author, this original tale offers a fascinating insight into Travelling lifestyles and cultures.

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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3.5 / 7.0

This story was interesting and the pictures were lovely. I love books that give a glimpse into another culture or artistic tradition. However, there were just so many words. It was way to lengthy and wordy to read to my pre-schooler.

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Who Wrote Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

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Richard O'Neill

Richard O’Neill is an award winning, Writer and Storyteller, based in Manchester UK. Brought up in a large traditional nomadic Romany family where he learned his storytelling skills. He has loved books since reading his first one when he was four years old. When he’s not writing and telling stories he’s making traditional wooden toys. He is the recipient of the ‘National Literacy Hero’ award in the UK and a Aesop award in the USA.

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Who Illustrated Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

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Hannah Tolson

Originally from a small town near Leeds, Hannah Tolson moved the long long way down to Falmouth, Cornwall to study illustration by the sea. After graduating in 2013, she now still lives and continues to illustrate there. Bold colors and playful compositions inspire her. www.hannahtolson.co

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781846439254
Publication Date:
March 1, 2017
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1846439256

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