Tales from the Forest
by Ian Edwards with illustrations by Eri Griffin
ISBN 978-1-906129-76-7, 60pp paperback, £6
In celebration of the International Year of Forests 2011 the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with support from Forestry Commission Scotland, has produced this book of folk tales which encapsulate man's essential relationship with trees. A modern retelling of tales recounted through generations the book explores man's ancient association with the forest setting and demonstrates how the tradition of storytelling can teach us essential lessons of respect for our environment.
Illustrated with beautiful black and white ink drawings by Edinburgh-based illustrator Eri Griffin, this book of stories is one to be read aloud and shared in celebration of the beauty of our country.