This is a collection of stories drawn from many different tribes of Native Americans. Although the different lifestyles of these varied peoples dictate widely different types of story, they are united by a common belief in the spiritual power of the natural world and the magic that inhabits all living things. Stars and animals speak, wizards and giants cast wicked spells and young heroes and heroines brave all dangers to come home safe in the end.
Sir Thomas Malory wrote his epic poem La Morte d'Arthur in 1470 and Arthur came to embody the ideal of chivalry with the interwoven stories of the Round Table, the Holy Grail and the glory of Camelot. Of course part of his story is that he will return, and in this recording he is splendidly recreated in a fine reading by Keith Barron. The stories are adapted from Malory by the popular children's writer Nigel Forde.
Following our hugely successful adaptation of the stories of the Old Testament, here is a re-telling of the essential story of the New Testament. From the birth of Jesus, to his resurrection and his ascension into heaven, we tell a tale of miracles, tragic loss and ultimately of happiness and glory.
The stories of the Old Testament have the great virtue of being both simple and challenging at the same time. The stories themselves are easy to follow but the moral questions that they raise remain central to our lives, whether we are five years old or seventy-five. Adapted for this recording by popular children's author Nigel Forde, and narrated by Philip Bird with a strong supporting cast this is a thrilling and evocative account of the central tales of the Old Testament.