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Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

by Richard O'Neill and Katharine Quarmby, illustrated by Hannah Tolson
£5.99   paperback  Child's Play International Ltd (2016)

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Richard O A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practise playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing?
 
Told by a Romani storyteller and a picture book author, this original tale offers a fascinating insight into Travelling lifestyles and cultures.

ISBN 13: 9781846439247 | ISBN 10: 1846439248

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