There and Everywhere by Liz Weir
Published by The O’Brien Press, 2005
Weir is an internationally known storyteller from Co. Antrim who
travels the globe telling stories to adults and children. Her new
book explores the many stories Liz has grafted onto her repertoire
from her travels and meetings with storytellers from around the
there and everywhere’ is a delightful collection of nine entertaining
and simply told stories. You will recognise old favourites such
as ‘The King with Horse’s Ears’ and almost certainly
discover new ones. The stories are rich in the trappings of traditional
tales with a sprinkling of magical creatures and a strong moral
tone with the good, the kind and the overlooked triumphing while
the vain, the foolish and the selfish get their just desserts.
Among my favourites
was ‘The Lion and the Rabbit’, in which brains triumph
over brawn. The Lion, who catches and gobbles up animals “like
you and I might go for a take-away”, is tricked into falling
down a well by his intended prey.
Owl’s Revenge’, the vain skunk rues the day he tangled
with the owl family and is forced to swap his long silky fur for
his present day look and smell.
answer questions as diverse as what the sky would taste like or
why your dog’s nose is always cold and wet and was the snow
experience and skill as a storyteller shines through in a collection
of stories crying out to be read aloud to younger children but which
will also appeal to older, more independent readers aged 6 plus
who are just learning to read for themselves.
County Library is pleased to welcome Liz Weir, who will be reading
from her new book ‘Here, there and everywhere’ in four
of our branch libraries on May 9th and May 13th.
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