Dual-language resources for bilingual children and parents
and for the multi-lingual classroom
Rani and the Wicked Witch Queen
All dual language editions of this book are TalkingPEN enabled, see FreeLINK for available audio.
In this ancient Romani folktale from Central Europe, Rani meets a prince in the forest. He falls in love with Rani and wants to marry her but the wicked witch Morgana has a different plan...
The story explores the classic tension between good and evil, tragedy and re-union, poverty and wealth.
The powerful, atmospheric illustrations bring and extra layer of drama to this tale. Using a mixture of materials including photographs, textures backgrounds and painting, Valentin creates a dream like collage world to bring out the essence of Raymond's word.
Children will enjoy exploring the different elements both of the text and the pictures and can be encouraged to make their own story collages.