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The Tale of Oswald Ox

$12.95

Illustrated by Harry Harrison

Meet Oswald Ox, bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he’s in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed? A tale for our times…

Features Chinese farming practices including the use of oxen, rice paddies and farm animals.

Ages 7 to 10

 

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Description

Meet Oswald Ox, bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he’s in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed? A tale for our times…

Features Chinese farming practices including the use of oxen, rice paddies and farm animals.

“Harry Harrison’s witty and exquisitely detailed illustrations teamed with Sarah Brennan’s engaging verse make for another wonderfully giggly read. We loved it!” – Clare Morin, Time Out Hong Kong

“We can all learn a lot from Oswald, who keeps his cool when everyone around him panics. Another instant classic from the Brennan/Harrison team – infectious rhyme that demands to be read aloud, wry illustrations and a happy ending.” – Elizabeth McNeilly, The Parents’ Journal

Additional information

Weight200 g
Dimensions230 × 255 mm
Pages

36

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

Full colour

About the author

Sarah Brennan was born in Hobart, in the beautiful Australian island state of Tasmania. Her family kept a menagerie of animals including peacocks, guinea fowl, pheasants, ducks and goats, and there was even a wild platypus in the creek at the bottom of the garden! She began writing poems and stories as a child, and hasn’t really stopped since! Coming to Hong Kong in 1998 gave her the impetus to follow her childhood dreams, and in 2004 her first children’s book, A Dirty Story, was published, followed by An Even Dirtier Story the following year.

But, visiting Hong Kong schools, with children drawn largely from Chinese or Asian backgrounds, Sarah became increasingly keen to write for them about their culture and history… and in 2007, the Chinese Calendar Tales were born. With great storylines packed with interesting vocabulary and history, and fact boxes inside the cover of every book, Sarah is delighted to see her books used as teaching tools in primary schools throughout China, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Sarah is also an ardent promoter of children’s literacy, running regular international writing competitions on her blog for primary school children, which attract entries from around the world including the US, the UK, China, Singapore, India, Hong Kong and Australia. She is also an enthusiastic Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, an international charity promoting literacy and girls’ education in Third World countries, and speaks regularly to parents, teachers, librarians and their associations about the fundamental importance of reading print books in the digital age.

Visit Sarah’s funny and fabulous blog at www.sarahbrennanblog.com!