By Alice Curry

From tiny island to giant territory, all the member international locations of the Commonwealth of countries has a colourful background of storytelling. With a important topic of water, this wonderful assortment brings jointly a story or poem from each one of fifty-four assorted nations, every one kingdom a member of the Commonwealth on the time of first book. it really is now complemented by way of 3 extra volumes within the sequence, with their subject matters of earth, air and fireplace that jointly include the 4 classical components acknowledged from precedent days throughout cultures. each one access brings its personal specific magic no matter if describing the easy pleasures of the sound of the sea or the sunlight in your face, recounting the crafty methods of shrewdpermanent animals; or mesmerizing the reader with the exploits of kings and queens, gods and goddesses jointly they supply an evocative photograph, shooting the points of interest, sounds and flavours of a world neighborhood. Jan Bienkowski's dramatic and gorgeous silhouettes unify those different stories and poems and whole a party of worldwide storytelling that records the meandering nature of stories that traverse continents.

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