Where in Yorkshire can you walk on a dragon's backbone? Who goes dancing at the Spot Bottom Hops? Which very old story gives advice about loading a dishwasher? Which mischievous child invented Yorkshire pudding? And is it safe to offer a gift to a small-toothed dog?
Yorkshire has a rich heritage of fantastical folk stories, traditional tales and words of wisdom handed down through generations.
These tales are beautifully retold here for 7- to 11-year-old readers, written and illustrated by storyteller and artist Carmel Page -a southerner by birth but who has lived in Sheffield for so long that she now uses her backdoor as her frontdoor and has started to eat her dinner at lunchtime.
Carmel Page is a professional storyteller who has lived in Yorkshire for 28 years. She delivers creative activities at every opportunity and has run over sixty art and storytelling projects. She also runs school workshops and tours for Museums Sheffield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. She co-runs Sheffield Story Forge a storytelling club, and is involved in Creative Writing Groups in Sheffield. Carmel is experienced in working with children and knows how to engage and entertain them with stories on and off the page.