Synopses & Reviews
Selected by the Childrens Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education as one of the 2004 Best Childrens Books for the Year
The late Joan Bodger was known internationally as one of our foremost storytellers. At the heart of her repertoire were the great medieval tales of lords and ladies, treachery, and chivalry. Among these beautiful courtly tales from Europe are the stories of Tristan - young and old - Childe Rowland, Burd Janet, and Iron John.
These are stories that were heard at the long tables of the great halls, stories repeated around modest peat fires in cozy cottages, stories that traveled with the tellers across the seas. Tales of Court and Castle is an irresistible invitation to young readers to discover stories of enduring power.
- award-winning author
- Joan Bodger was a legend in the field of storytelling
- a subject of perpetual interest
Tales of Court and Castle presents medieval tales of treachery and chivalry.
About the Author
was the author of many books for both adults and children. In 1948 she studied storytelling at Columbia University, then co-founded the world-renowned Storytellers School of Toronto. Her books include Clever-Lazy
, The Forest Family
, and How the Heather Looks
, a literary travelogue for adults. Joan Bodger was born in California, and lived for many years in Toronto. She died in July 2002.
Mark Lang is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and other publications. He has illustrated several childrens books, most recently One for Day/One for Night by Irene N. Watts, and Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis by Jo Ellen Bogart. This is his third collaboration with Joan Bodger. Mark Lang lives with his family in Montreal.