Look­ing for myths, leg­ends

The Witness - Wheels - - INSIGHT -

I AM putting to­gether a col­lec­tion of myths and leg­ends from across the globe and won­dered if your read­ers could pos­si­bly help me in my quest.

I am ex­tremely lucky in that I have first- hand knowl­edge of many of th­ese “sto­ries of the an­cients” due to the fact that I have:

• worked in South Africa and Botswana for many years and was in con­tact with peo­ple whose fam­i­lies had lived there for gen­er­a­tions, such as the Zu­lus, Tswana and Bush­men, etc;

• trav­elled ex­ten­sively in Amer­ica, Europe, Africa and the Far East, and yet again was able to mix with lo­cal peo­ple, lis­ten­ing to the sto­ries of their lives and up­bring­ing; and

• taught at an in­ter­na­tional school in Lon­don which catered for 40 dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties and where the pupils sup­plied much of the ma­te­rial for my project, as told to them by their grand­par­ents.

I an­tic­i­pate pro­duc­ing th­ese sto­ries in unique Pic­ture in Your Mind © chap­ter books for chil­dren be­tween the ages of eight and 12 years, where chil­dren are en­cour­aged to use their imag­i­na­tion and be­come il­lus­tra­tors of their own book.

Should your read­ers think they may be able to help, they can send me their sto­ries at pod@ podigt. com

Thank you for your help in this mat­ter.

ISO­BEL STE­WART

Scot­land

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