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The Lion Storyteller Family Values Over 30 stories with engaging discussion ideas for sharing together Bob Hartman, Krisztina Kallai Nagy

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21st May 2021
160 pages: 260mm x 215mm
Lion Storyteller
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A practical, engaging resource about the moral, spiritual, and cultural values that shape our lives and society for families, children’s church groups and schools to share, explore, and respond with children together. 

Based on the successful and cherished stories from The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book and The Lion Storyteller Animal Tales by Bob Hartman, interactive elements work alongside the original stories to encourage children to think, engage, and make connections with their lives. Writing elements and questions relevant to school and family life encourage a shared reading and discussion experience for children with adults. Includes optional links to Bible references and pause moments to think about situations and others with God.

Through these retelling of traditional and modern stories, the values explored include establishing good relationships, treating others well, perseverance, responding to bullying, team-working, and many other society and Christian values. Explore the setting, characters, and situation in these stories, thinking about how you would react in the same situation, and developing empathy and respect for others. There is an index list for the values covered in the stories for easy-to-use reference. 

A useful resource for school assemblies and PSHE lessons on relationships and citizenship, and to support parents, carers, church group leaders to share values with children.

Index of Values
How the Turkey Got its Spots 142

Care for others
The Monkeys and the Mangoes 118

The Big Wave 12

The Dog and the Wolf 80,
The Contented Priest 84

How the Turkey Got its Spots 142

The Determined Frog 8

The Mouse and the Lion 115

The Mouse Deer’s Wisdom 53,
The Cat, the Mice, and the Cheese 95

The Robber and the Monk 48

The Dog and the Wolf 80

The Lion’s Advice 57,
The Four Friends 75,
How the Turkey Got its Spots 142

The Generous Rabbit 69,
The Amazing Pine Cone 110

The Clever Mouse 89

Good use of time/energy
Lazy Tom 123

Gratitude (thanking others)
The Badger Teapot 103,
Kayoku and the Crane 136

Helping others
The Shepherd and the
Clever Princess 42,
The Generous Rabbit 69,
The Four Friends 75,
The Amazing Pine Cone 110

Arion and the Dolphin 151

The Clever Crows 92

The Kind-of-Hungry Lion 60

The Boastful Toad 99

Kind Bishop Nicholas 132

Life balance, work and rest
The Ant and the Grasshopper 107

The Clever Crows 92

The Crocodile Brother 146

The Tortoise and the Hare 31

The Ant and the Grasshopper 107

The Very Strong Sparrow 26

Lazy Tom 123

The Big Wave 12,
The Steel Man 36,
The Monkeys and the Mangoes 118

Seeing the best in yourself
The Knee-High Man 128

Three Months’ Night 22,
The Steel Man 36

True praise
The Fox and the Crow 72

Kayoku and the Crane 136

Using gifts/talents
Tortoise Brings Food 16,
Arion and the Dolphin 151

Using imagination
The Clever Crows 92

The Shepherd and the
Clever Princess 42,
The Mouse Deer’s Wisdom 53

Bob Hartman is a performance storyteller par excellence. He has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for over 25 years with his books and performances, which bring together retellings of Bible stories and traditional tales from around the world with his own imaginative stories. His books are full of humour and insight, whilst his storytelling sessions are exciting, engaging, dynamic – and above all, interactive! He is well known for his hugely popular The Lion Storyteller collection, the Telling the Bible series, and the highly acclaimed picture books: The Wolf Who Cried BoyDinner in the Lions' Den and The Three Billy Goats' Stuff.


Krisztina Kallai Nagy graduated from the Hungarian College for Applied Arts in Budapest. She is a talented Hungarian artist who has illustrated many children's book in her home country and for publishers in the US and UK. She is a member of the Hungarian Illustrator's Society and has won the beautiful children book award in Hungary three times. Her illustrations are meant to reflect humor, kindliness, and playfulness.

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