Troubador Tales of Wabasso

Released: 28/08/2014

ISBN: 9781783065165

Format: Paperback

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Tales of Wabasso

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Tales of Wabasso is a series of three Native American Indian stories, with the same children as central characters. The main characters are a group of children led by Wabasso (the grandson of Chief Magnamo) and his friends.

‘Kidnap’ is the first of the three tales that follows young Wabasso as he plays hide and seek with his two best friends, brother Nokoma and sister Shu-Shu-Ga. When Shu-Shu-Ga is suddenly kidnapped by an outlaw band, the boys attempt to rescue her, only to end up being captured themselves.

‘The Journey’ explores what happens when Wabasso’s tribe is forced to move to warmer lands because of the severe weather. His grandad is the chief of the tribe and he plans to lead them across the land. They load their sledges with food and animal skins, ready to set off on the long journey. As night falls, they make an overnight stop. When they awake, they discover that some of their food has been stolen. Determined to find out who the thief is, Wabasso and his friends devise a plan to catch them in the act. The culprit proves to be just as vulnerable themselves.

The final story in the series is called ‘The Challenges’. It revolves around Wabasso as he establishes his status in the tribe. As the chief’s grandson, he has to prove himself worthy of being a future leader by undertaking three challenges. Before he hears what the challenges are, he rescues a distressed young buffalo which had been parted from its mother. Little does he know that this will help him in his challenges. The third challenge is to be the hardest and should he fail now, he faces banishment from the tribe. Can Wabasso step up to the challenges?

Tales of Wabasso is a series of three Native American Indian stories, with the same children as central characters. Fuelled with fun and entertaining scenarios, this book will be suitable for children aged 7 and above. Marrianne has been inspired by the history of Red Indian tribes, which she has combined with the traditions of short stories.

2014 sees Marianne Parry publishing two books of short stories for children.

The first story, Tales of Wabasso, will be available from 28th August; and the second story, Rusty and Friends, will be available from 28th October.

Tales of Wabasso follows a group of North American Indian children and their tribe. It includes references to traditional customs, words and the environment in which they live, in order to create a vivid and exciting picture of their adventures. Anyone liking traditional stories for children will enjoy this book.

Rusty and Friends follows a group of British children coming to terms with various family issues, that are resolved in surprisingly positive ways. Many children will relate to situations like these.

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Marian Parry

Marianne Parry was born in Pontypridd, South Wales. She attended Pontypridd Girls' Grammar School and Worcester College, and worked for many years as a Primary School teacher. Her literary works include short stories, poems, hymns, folk songs and pantomimes.

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