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Children’s Tales From Around The World’

 Children’s Tales From Around The World’

To honour the International Day of Education on 24 January, Expo 2020 Dubai has launched the second edition of Children’s Tales From Around The World, a collection of traditional children’s stories and folktales that celebrate the wonders of our planet and the human spirit. 

Nineteen timeless tales have been added to the original 24 stories that make up the digital anthology. These beautifully illustrated stories, passed down through generations, were contributed by many of Expo 2020’s participating countries, and include drawings by schoolchildren from all over the world.

Danielle Green, Senior Manager, Products, Director General Office, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “We are thrilled to be expanding this unique collection of evocative tales which, by capturing a myriad of storytelling cultures, helps children from around the world discover what makes us different while, crucially, celebrating the values that we share in a fun and accessible way.”

Inspired by Expo’s commitment to its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the first edition of Children’s Tales From Around The World was launched on 8 September 2020 to coincide with International Literacy Day.

Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region – will open its doors from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022.

To know more:

  • Children’s Tales From Around The World takes the form of a PDF document that is available for free download directly from the Expo School Programme website. It is also available via Kobo and will be available from Apple Books
  • The stories have been chosen to help children aged 5 to 12 years explore new cultures and recognise common values, gain a greater appreciation of their own heritage, and develop a love of reading
  • The tales feature words and phrases from 30-plus languages and are Expo 2020’s gift to children and families everywhere
  • The book features illustrations contributed by children from all over the world

About Expo 2020 Dubai

From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will bring the world together in a spirit of hope and optimism and with a shared purpose towards solving some of our greatest challenges.

  • It will showcase the greatest innovations, breakthroughs and ideas from around the planet, enabling action towards a better world under its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’
  • Expo 2020 will be an endless journey of discovery as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – harness their collective power to change the world for the better
  • Expo 2020’s sub-themes of OpportunityMobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to make a conscious effort to think and live differently
  • An entertaining global celebration with something for everyone, Expo 2020 will wow visitors with daily events, showcasing the best of technology, creativity and culture, while F&B outlets will feature cuisine from around the world
  • The first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), located on a 4.38 sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South
  • Built with a long-term legacy in mind, the Expo site is an example of innovation in action and will transform into District 2020, a blueprint for human-centric, smart and sustainable cities of the future, after Expo 2020 closes its doors

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