A Tale from the Wagon: Polonius the Pit Pony by Richard O'Neill

24 March 2020

Romani Author Richard O'Neill is keeping children entertained amidst the Covid-19 outbreak by releasing a series called 'Tales from the Wagon' a collection of readings from his much-loved children's books for all to enjoy! 

This week he is reading from his award-winning picture book 'Polonius the Pit Pony'.  

Richard took to twitter to post his home made unedited video to remind children and parents alike that no one is perfect but what matters is that during these times of uncertainty we continue to encourage and support children to enjoy listening to and reading stories.



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/9781786281852.html