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Lore of the wild : folklore & wisdom from nature / Claire Cock-Starkey ; illustrated by Aitch.

Cock-Starkey, Claire, (author.). Aitch (Illustrator), (illustrator.). Wide Eyed Editions, (publisher.).



Lore of the Wild delves into traditional nature folklore from around the world, revealing the influence of trees, plants, insects, birds, animals and weather on daily life. Did you know that people used to believe that rabbits' ears would twitch in the direction of a thunderstorm? That lily of the valley flowers were formed from fairies' drinking cups? And that taking dandelions into the house would make you wet the bed? Traditional nature folklore can help us understand how our ancestors interacted with the world around them and allows us to view nature from a new perspective. Brought to life with folk art-inspired illustrations, Lore of the Wild inspires appreciation of different cultures, as well as an engagement with the beauty of the natural environment.
Delves into nature folklore from around the world in six topical categories, featuring for each category one traditional tale and extensive ancient lore about that topic.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780711260719
  • ISBN: 0711260710
  • Physical Description: 77 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: Beverly, MA : Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes glossary.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Animals -- Birds -- Bugs -- Flowers, plants, and trees -- Weather lore -- Omens.
Animals. The faithful hound Gelert / a Welsh legend ; Dogs and cats ; Farm animals ; Horses and donkeys ; Countryside animals ; Reptiles -- Birds. The king of the birds / a Celtic folktale ; Magpies, ravens and crows ; Seabirds ; Birds of prey ; Songbirds ; Farmyard birds -- Bugs. Ant and Bear / a Twana tale ; Bees, wasps, and hornets ; Butterflies, moths, and dragonflies ; Spiders ; Ants, ladybugs, and beetles -- Flowers, plants, and trees. Why the trees whisper / an Estonian folktale ; Common weeds ; Flowers ; Crops, vegetables, and herbs ; Deciduous trees ; Evergreen trees and shrubs ; Fruiting trees -- Weather lore. How clouds were invented / a Greek myth ; Sunshine and warm days ; Rain, wind, and thunderstorms ; Snow, frost, and ice ; The sun, the moon, and the stars ; Clouds -- Omens. Good luck or bad luck? / a folktale from China ; Good luck ; Bad luck ; Lucky charms -- Glossary.
Subject: Nature > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Botany > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Nature > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Weather > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Fortune > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Nature > Folklore.
Nature > Folklore.
Nature > Folklore.
Genre: Folk tales.
Illustrated works.

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Clayton County Library System:
      Morrow Branch
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      Dallas Public Library
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