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The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories

English · Paperback

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''Joan Aiken''s invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon'' PHILLIP PULLMAN ''One of the most important and interesting children''s fiction writers of the last fifty years'' NEIL GAIMAN '' The Gift Giving is the perfect selection of stories to introduce readers to this precious and incredible author'' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE ''The voice that tells these stories is braver than us, unflappable; someone who knows the ways of the world and loves it anyway. She is one of the writers I admire most in the world'' KATHERINE RUNDELL ''Favourite stories, like unexpected presents, are things that you can keep and cherish all your life, carry with you, in memory, in your mind''s ear, and bring out, at any time, when you are feeling lonely, or need cheering up, or, like friends, just because you are fond of them'' Joan Aiken is justly famous for her Wolves of Willoughby Chase series, but her greatest love was for short stories, which she wrote prolifically throughout her long career. From a princess turned into a pirate parrot to a procession of Father Christmases chased down Fifth Avenue by a rackety horse and cart; from the ghost of a crusader''s dog, to a captured mermaid in a flying machine, there is something for everybody in this enthralling collection. These stories showcase Aiken''s unique talents - the way she mixed magic and myth with humour to create a kind of modern fairytale. Her stories will appeal to readers of all ages for many years to come. WITH BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY PETER BAILEY

Product details

Authors Joan Aiken, MBE Joan Aiken
Assisted by Peter Bailey (Illustration)
Publisher Virago Press Ltd
Languages English
Age Recommendation ages 8 to 12
Product format Paperback
Released 28.02.2017
EAN 9780349005898
ISBN 978-0-349-00589-8
No. of pages 384
Dimensions 200 mm x 133 mm x 25 mm
Series Virago Modern Classics
Virago Modern Classics
Subjects Children's and young people's books

JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General, FICTION / Short Stories (single author), JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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