"The Stories to Remember" series answers a demand for good quality Big Book format books with simply-written and well illustrated stories from the different faith traditions.
Each title in the series contains three stories, chosen to represent different aspects of/key concepts within a main faith tradition as identified by locally agreed syllabuses for RE. 'Big book' format enables teachers to use the stories/text with class groups-the language level is appropriate for pupils aged 5-6 (Key Stage 1).
The A5-size pupil's books are accessible for independent readers aged 6-8 (KS1 and lower KS2).
The themes raised by the stories also relate to the themes for Key Stage 1 (ages 5-6) in the non-statutory national framework for RE.
Teacher's notes printed on the inside covers provide guidance on how the stories could provide a starting point for learning and assessment in RE. "The Wounded Swan" presents stories from the Buddhist tradition which reflect key themes in the Buddhist faith: The Wounded Swan, Lion and Jackal and The Blind Man and the Elephant.