Fishing for Food and Mushrooms

Fishing for Food and Mushrooms
8.00

5-12 years

A Collection of Stories, Poems and Pen Pictures written and illustrated by Traveller Children in Belfast, shedding a light on Traveller culture from the child’s point of view.

My Granny and Granda used to shovel the snow for people when she was young for 50p. They used to buy sweets with the money. She also helped my Great Granda make pots and put them on the back of the wagon and sell them. My Great Granda hit the pots to shape them with rubber hammers and sold them to people. Granny and Granda used to go fishing for food and mushrooms to put in the pot that Granda made.’ – Peter Gavin, age 6

Edited by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership
1st Edition (2005)

Paperback: 24 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 24 x 0.3 cm

ISBN-10: 1902432266
ISBN-13: 978-1902432267


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Fishing for Food and Mushrooms was developed to engage children aged 4–12 years in celebrating their culture and history through language, song and visual art and opens the door to explore stories from around the world. We hope teachers and others will use this book as a stimulus to explore storytelling in their own classroom by collecting family stories, remembering life stories or re-telling folk tales and making their own collections.

The Gayla L’Esko Project (meaning ‘Children’s Stories’) is a partnership arts and heritage education project between Belfast Traveller Support Group and St. Mary’s Primary School, Divis St and Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. It was developed to engage Traveller children aged 4-12 years in celebrating their culture and history through the medium of language, storytelling, song and visual art.

Written and illustrated by children in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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