The Story Teller Serial
Gobbolino, the Witch’s Cat (Part 1)
Poor Gobbolino – he did so want to be a kitchen cat, curled up peacefully by the fire or playing happily with the children. But it’s no easy matter when you’re born a witch’s kitten, and trouble seems to follow you everywhere you go. Gobbolino is the best-loved of Ursula Moray Williams’ charming stories and his adventures, adapted for Story Teller, are told in four instalments by Sheila Hancock, with illustrations by Francis Phillipps.
The Hare and the Tortoise
First written in the sixth century as lessons in life for the people of Athens, Aesop’s classic tales are still enjoyed by young and old alike for their strong storyline and simple moral. The fable in each issue of Story Teller will be illustrated by Malcolm Livingstone.
Tales of Today
The Shoe Tree
Penny Ayers was following the local Cornish custom of burying an old boot under the rhubarb when the idea came to her for a story. The result is the first in a unique collection of modern adventures written by top contemporary authors. The illustrator is Kevin Maddison.
Classic Fairy Stories
The Emperor’s New Clothes
The story of the vain Emperor and his invisible suit of clothes is one of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved stories. Vividly retold for Story Teller by Geraldine Jones, its many characters are brought to life in the inimitable style of Bernard Cribbins and by illustrator Anna Dzierzek.
The Magic World of Animals
The Red Nightcaps
The monkey’s habit of copying what he sees is at the heart of this amusing tale. The illustrator is Gillian Chapman who, like other Story Teller artists, has achieved considerable success with children’s books.
Aldo in Arcadia (Part 1)
The adventures of Aldo and his flying vacuum cleaner, the creation of writer John Sheridan and illustrator Malcolm Livingstone, will appear in the first three issues of Story Teller.
Folk Tales of the World
The Forest Troll
This exciting story of a cowardly troll, fooled by a young boy with a lump of cheese, orginated in Scandinavia. Illustrated by Peter Richardson, it is retold by Eliot Humberstone.