A Necklace Of Raindrops Hardcover – 5 Nov 2009
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"Magic has never been more elegantly shaped than in these effervescent short stories . . . The flight of imagination is delicately captured in Jan Pienkowski's accompanying silhouettes" (Julia Eccleshare Guardian)
"A Necklace of Raindrops is something that should be on every child's shelf" (Amanda Craig The Times)
"A little dark and often surreal" (Lydia Fulton Financial Times)
"Jan Pienkowski, whose magical silhouttes were never so finely matched as with the wonderful Joan Aiken's fine short stories . . . A treat" (Evening Standard)
A beautiful new edition of Joan Aiken's captivating collection of much-loved modern fairytales, now reissued with Jan Pienkowski's original and iconic silhouette illustrations.See all Product Description
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Joan Aiken's stories are perfect bedtime reading - both adult and child. They're exhilirating tales of good and evil, but tinged with an other worldliness that makes it impossible to be anything other than completely captivated. Needless to say, this is a damn fine book and you'd be an idiot not to get hold of a copy. Just try and get the Pienkowski illustrated version: they really play up to the text and make reading these lovely stories even more of a pleasure.
If you're new to teaching (especially Years 2 and 3) buy this book! You'll have your class in the palm of your hand!
Mums and Dads - brilliant bedtime stories - magical without being scary!
Her stories are not only full of wonder but also full of beauty, so rarely found in children's books. They are enthralling without being 'thrilling' and I still just love them. So does my 7 year old son, who struggles with nearly all modern books, which always seem to have to be scarey or provocative.
One End Street is also fantastic for this age group.
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One of the best collections of short stories ever ! So creative , my year 2 class were enthralled !Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
A brilliant and exciting collection of unusual stories for children, well-loved through the generations - a classic.Published 4 months ago by Anneke
I must have been around 8 or 9 when I found this book in my local library. I'm 40 this year and I still remember how much I loved it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mrs. Hayley Hambach
Just what I needed, a good quality book to remind me of my childhood, good used quality too.Published 8 months ago by Me