Shani Chickens

In a tumbledown beach cottage in 19th century Cei Bach, Ceredigion, Wales lived a little old lady and her chickens. She was a famous real-life character known for selling eggs, singing hymns, telling stories and reading tourists' fortunes. Her story is laid over beautiful full-spread illustrations which will captivate children and parents alike.
Date Published :
October 2022
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Contributor(s) :
Valériane Leblond, Peter Stevenson
Language:
English
Illustration :
Fully illustrated in color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781800992757
Pages : 32
Dimensions : 9.1 X 9.1 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$11.99

Overview
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Hidden in Cardigan Bay between New Quay and Aberaeron lies the charming beach of Cei Bach. In the 19th century, in a tiny tumbledown cottage right on the sand lived a little old lady and her chickens. She was known as Siani Pob Man or Shani Chickens, and was a famous and unique real-life Ceredigion character known for wandering the area selling eggs door-to-door, singing hymns, telling stories and reading tourists’ fortunes. The book tells her story, with the words laid over beautiful full-spread illustrations which will captivate children and parents alike.

About The Author
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Valériane Leblond’s talent and appeal as an illustrator cannot be doubted – she was shortlisted for the prestigious Tir na n-Og Award every year from 2015–2019, with two books illustrated by her winning in the Welsh-language primary category (Pedair Cainc y Mabinogi [Rily] in 2016 and Cymru ar y Map [Rily] in 2019). A French artist brought up in Angers, she now lives in an old farmhouse near Aberystwyth with her three sons, several cats and too many chickens.

Peter Stevenson is an acclaimed oral storyteller and author of many books of folk tales including Ceredigion Folk Tales (The History Press, 2015), Welsh Folk Tales (The History Press, 2019), The Moon-Eyed People: Folk Tales from Welsh America (The History Press, 2019) and Boggarts, Trolls and Tylwyth Teg (The History Press, 2021).

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