Siôn and the Bargain Bee
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Pont Books is well known in Wales for its stylish and beautifully produced Anglo-Welsh children's books. Si™n and the Bargain Bee is a fairy tale with a Welsh ambiance. While threatening to be yet another Jack and the Beanstalk, Si™n shows his originality by trading his Mam's cows for a magic club, a music box, and a bee in a bottle. Of course with these items he manages to fell the giants, kill the wild boar and marry His Lordship's beautiful daughter. It is all fairly familiar stuff, but made special by Sullivan's sparkling and witty style and Jones' wonderfully comic illustrations.