The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales by Ted Hughes
. First edition (1995). First impression. Medium format hardback in fine condition. Flat signed by Ted Hughes to half title page. Not price clipped. No markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted any questions please get in touch.
About The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales
In this third volume of creation stories by Ted Hughes, God is still hard at work fashioning his creatures, breathing life into his clay. He has some triumphant successes but as always there are mistakes, and he has to keep his wits about him when the more tiresome inventions need conning into being something else. He is a brilliant, mischievous and wily God, brought to life himself in these mesmerizing tales by a master storyteller.
Ted Hughes wrote a series of stories for children from the early 1960s through until 1995 about how the world, and the creatures in it, came into being. They are collected together here in one volume for the first time.
These are richly told tales of sparkling intensity about animals finding their form, and God's struggle to understand what he has created. Meet the Polar Bear whose obsession with her snowy white fur is so great that she can only live in a landscape surrounded by her own reflection; the Whale, growing in God's garden beside the carrots; King Leo, who began life because God was hungry for his sausages; poor Parrot's painful defeat in the marriage-song contest at the wedding of Man and Woman; and Sparrow's heroic battle against the bird-swallowing Black Hole.
There are stories here to suit chidren from four to fourteen, whether for reading aloud or alone.
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