Author: VI Hughes, Stefan Czernecki
Publisher: Crocodile Books (April 1 2002)
Pages: 32 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Long ago, in the East, an old storyteller rose with the sun, gathered his small faded carpet, and set out for the marketplace. There he waited for the day to begin and the one he was waiting for to appear.
In this enchanting story set in the Middle East, a storyteller becomes old and weary, ready to retire. Aziz loves to listen to tales in the marketplace, but his father scolds him for wasting his time with stories instead of selling carpets. One day the old storyteller tells Aziz that all the stories of the world are woven into a small faded carpet. He asks Aziz to become the next storyteller, the one who will inherit this enchanted carpet. Aziz is forced to make a decision that will change his entire life forever.
In this picture book, children will discover where stories come from and how they came to carpet the entire world.
About the Author
Vi Hughes has been fascinated by the art of storytelling all her life. As a parent, an educator, and a student of children's literature, she understands the power of a great story. She has written many educational articles about children's books and uses stories and poetry extensively in her work. She lives in Vancouver with her family. This is her first picture book.
Stefan Czernecki has written and illustrated many children's books. His recent books include Mama God, Papa God and Huevos Rancheros. He lives in Vancouver, high above the harbor, with his collection of folk art and stories from around the world.