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Great Snake Sean Taylor

Great Snake By Sean Taylor

Great Snake by Sean Taylor

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As the Rio Afua ferry winds its way up the Amazon, Sean Taylor breathes in tales of the river and forest. His retellings give a sparkling glimpse into the Amazon people's beliefs and way of life, bringing the world's most amazing river dramatically alive.

Great Snake Summary

Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon by Sean Taylor

As the Rio Afua ferry twists its way along the Amazon, Sean Taylor breathes in not only stories from local people he meets, but also the rich smells, sights and sounds of the extraordinary landscape. From trickster jaguars and the slowest of sloths to spine-tingling giant serpents and white-suited river strangers, his retellings teem with legendary beings, vivid colours, down-to-earth comedy and the mysteries of the rainforest, revealing Amazon people's beliefs along with their way of life. Dramatic illustrations, together with notes and a glossary, combine to make this a very special collection, filling a gap in the market for collections from South America.

Great Snake Reviews

3 stars - full of rainforest resonance which the generous wood and rubber cut pictures compliment finely. Books for Keeps Illustrated in a striking palette dominated by green, orange, ochre and black, the resulting book is unusually demanding and correspondingly rewarding. School Librarian These short tales are thoughtful and, at times, humorous. The narrative in between links each one and introduces us to the colourful array of characters also travelling on the boat. Fernando Vilela's woodcuts in vivid oranges, greens and blues feel as if they are almost growing among the words. Sean Taylor's conclusion to this wonderful conclusion to this wonderful book is ultimately one of hope, with a percentage of the royalties going towards the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development. Carousel

About Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. His books include The Great Snake, Purple Class and the Skelington, Purple Class and the Flying Spider, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair, Who Ate Auntie Iris and We Have Lift-Off. He lives partly in England and partly in Brazil where his wife is from. Fernando Vilela has illustrated numerous children's books, including Water Wisdom and Where I Belong, which both won the FNLIJ (Brazilian branch of IBBY) Highly Recommended Award in 2005. He lives in Sao Paulo in Brazil.

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Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon by Sean Taylor
Used - Very Good
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Short-listed for USBBY Outstanding International Book for Grades 3-5 2009
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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