High on the slopes of Plynlimon, a wild and windy mountain almost in the middle of Wales, are three springs, each of which gives birth to a river.
Now two of these rivers, the Wye and the Severn are quite silly rivers - they rush off down the mountainside to look for the sea in the middle of England, which, as we all know, is probably the daftest place they could look, from "The Devil's Bridge" in "Seven Welsh Folk Tales".
Richard Eastwood has brought together a cauldron of the finest ingredients - a prime selection of traditional tales from Wales - some well-known, others not so familiar.
He has seasoned them well with lashings of wisdom, a generous dash of humour - and - to bring out the maximum flavour - a very large pinch of salt.
This book presents traditional storytelling with the freshness of a new author's voice.
It is great to read aloud and the most sophisticated listener will delight at the captivating aura of these tales.
Lively full-colour and black and white drawings give vitality to the text.
A first publication which welcomes new readers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Gomer Press
- Publication Date: 15/02/2006
- Category: Traditional
- ISBN: 9781843235989