The Festival of Stones

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Autumn and Winter Tales of Tiptoes Lightly

Join Tiptoes Lightly and her friends as they celebrate the best of the autumn festivals: Michaelmas, Halloween, Martinmas, Advent, and Christmas.

Many adventures are had, and festival tales told: at Michaelmas, Farmer John recounts "The Most Beautiful Dragon in the Whole World" to his children, Tom Nutcracker and June Berry, and on Christmas day he reads them "The Burden Bull of Scotland".

Tiptoes also tells tales - her favorites being "The Myth of Ella-jah" which recounts how the animals were created and the story of "The Sun-child and the Birds" which she tells on Christmas Eve.

On the way, Jeremy Mouse meets Olivia who lives inside an olive tree, is frightened at Halloween (by a You-know-what!), and almost drowns in Soggy Mire because the ice is too thin for sliding on - luckily he is saved by Mr. Owl the Vegetarian! Finally, Tiptoes and Jeremy Mouse build the first, and finest, snow-mouse the world has ever seen.

Capturing the inner mood of nature during autumn and winter, these lavishly illustrated tales are reverent, humorous and sacred. Suitable for reading to children (late kindergarten to grade 3 or 4) or for young children to read (grades 2 to 4).

Three further books, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot giant, and The Magic Knot, belong to the series. They are based on the same characters but stand separately.

Reg Down Publications
ISBN: 1-4120-5397-8
100 pages
6 x 9 inches