It is July in the northern lands and things are not as they should be. Spring hasn't returned and rumours tell of her being taken prisoner by Old Man Winter.
A young boy goes on a quest to save his people by setting spring free but on his journey he encounters a transformation that he cold have never imagined. Will he be successful or will the world be locked in an unbreakable winter?
After listening to this story consider the following questions:
1). The changing seasons always bring joy to us, we like the periods of change rather than one particular season, do you have a favourite time of year?
2). In the story Oscar is transformed into a tiger, if you could change into any animal what would it be and why?
3). In lots of nature stories Winter is often depicted as a man and Spring as a woman, can you think of any reasons why?