Popular picture book author and illustrator, Joanna Troughton, has now ventured into e-books with the publication of The Fire Flower – A Slavonic Folk Tale aimed at children aged three to six years old. The black and whilte illustrated tale tells of The Fire Flower of the sun which blooms once a year on midsummer’s eve. Only one creature knows where it grows. Who will find the magic flower and gain great power and riches?
Writing on her blog, Troughton explains why she is venturing into e-books…
I found the story many years ago and made a dummy book in the hope of getting it published as a hardback picture book. But I was not successful so put the dummy away in a drawer and forgot about it for years, until I had the idea of illustrating it with silhouettes. I decided to self publish it as an iBook and the app iBooks Author has made this possible. This is the first in my series FOLK TALES OF THE WORLD. I shall be making many more iBooks now, some from my out of print back list and some completely new ones.
This charming book is ideal for teaching about stories from other cultures for pupils in the Early Years or Key Stage 1 (up to 7 years of age) and is priced at £3.99* available from the iBooks store here.
*Price correct at time of publication