A modern day fairy tale “With the sanderlings” by Samuel Walker published in Kindle 4th March 2013
This modern day fairy tale, ‘With The Sanderlings’, is a tale inspired by a bike ride in Japan, the opening pages of Gunter Grass’ ‘The Tin Drum’ and the hope that a little wonder can be drawn from his words.
This story for children gathers folklore from around the world to resolve a problem close to the heart of a Japanese girl. Stories for kids written from the child’s perspective are rare and this modern day fairy tale does that. An excellent bedtime story with a delightful ending.
This book is for an adult to read to a child, or for a child that has progressed beyond picture books. The story is written from the Japanese girl’s perspective and describes her worry for the future and the happy resolution brought about by her parents.
This book is dedicated to the people of Japan who made us (the author and partner) welcome when we stayed there in our travels. They were warm, friendly and helpful and made our stay a delight. This book is dedicated to the people of Japan who suffered the devastating magnitude 9.3 earthquake and tsunami on March 11th 2011.
We will not forget you.