Siberia. From this strange and beautiful land comes an oral tradition that has altered little in two thousand years. Here is a true spiritual democracy and purity of folk art rarely found in traditional tales.
James Riordan has traveled the world collecting folktales and has published over thirty volumes of tales from different countries. He is emeritus professor at the University of Surrey and visiting professor at the University of Worcester, as well as holding honorary degrees from Birmingham, London, Moscow, and Grenoble. He regularly reviews children s books for the Times. He has also written ten novels for young people. He resides in London, England.