By Joan Aiken
Published Jan 2010
“This is how it all began…”
From A Necklace of Raindrops to The Patchwork Quilt, here are eight classic stories to treasure and enjoy. Beginning and ending with a birthday, this spell-binding collection now conjures up a world filled with magic, where wishes can come true.
A necklace of raindrops that keeps its owner dry in the heaviest rainstorm; a tiger that runs faster than the wind; a huge floating apple pie with a piece of sky in it; a baker’s cat who swells to the size of a whale when his mistress feeds him yeast; a house that stands on one leg – these are just some of the objects and characters that figure in these delightful stories.
You’ll discover that what you are looking for might be closer than you’d ever imagined in these much-loved modern fairytales, now in a beautiful new edition with Jan Pienkowski’s original and iconic silhouette illustrations.