Storytelling at its best is able to bring people together to learn from each other in a spirit of
equality. This can make for an incredibly creative group especially if it is made up of people
from different backgrounds and cultures. This book was made in a library with a group of
ESOL learners, some of them very new arrivals to the UK. They recalled different literary
forms, taught them to the rest of the group and reported that they felt a freedom and
confidence in expressive writing and speaking in English they had not felt before.