Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There’s a flying apple pie, a cat that’s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales. Joan Aiken’s delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own. Kevin Hawkes’s illustrations–nearly 60 of them–capture with great flair and fun the magical adventures and the triumph of the good over the bad.
Joan Aiken is one of the best loved authors of the twentieth century, and has written over a hundred books for young readers and adults.
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"THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE" is celebrating its 50th Anniversary - Look out for the illustrated hardback and a new Vintage Classics paperback. Hailed as "One Genuine Small Masterpiece" by Time magazine when it first came out, the book is still appearing in new translations all over the world - now in Chinese!
Coming in MAY - new editions of one of Joan's most thrilling adventure series - The Felix Trilogy - Go Saddle the Sea, Bridle the Wind & The Teeth of The Gale
Visit "The Wonderful World of Joan Aiken" at www.joanaiken.com for Joan's life story;
You can also see a film of her talking about The Wolves Chronicles, details of all her books and a full Bibliography