Listen to 'Yokki and the Parno Gry' by Richard O'Neill
Romani Author Richard O'Neill is keeping children entertained during lockdown by releasing a collection of readings from his much-loved children's books for all to enjoy!
This week Richard reads from his book 'Yokki and the Parno Gry' a classic family tale of struggle, resilience and the power of imagination.
Richard O’Neill was born and brought up in a large traditional Romani family in the North of England. He is an award-winning storyteller and writer who tells his original stories in schools, museums, libraries and theatres throughout the UK. A sixth-generation storyteller, he grew up in a vigorous oral storytelling tradition, learning his skills from some of the best Traveling storytellers in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Richard is the author of eleven children’s books, and his stories and plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio. His digital stories have been enjoyed throughout the world, and in 2013, he was the recipient of the National Literacy Hero award. More recently he provided the voice-over for our Traveller's Times animation 'Roads from the Past, A short history of Britain's Gypsies, Roma and Travellers'
You can purchase Richard's books from:http://www.childs-play.com/bookshop/