Puffin 1st 1996
minor creasing to d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 1190 gms
(Order reference 1654).
The Puffin Treasury of Children's Stories is packed with the very best authors and illustrators.
Some stories are complete in themselves, others are extracts guaranteed to send children rushing to read the originals. From perennial favourites such as Winnie-the-Pooh, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Wind in the Willows to modern classics like The Once and Future King, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Worst
Witch, the Treasury has something for everyone. Also included is a rare treat: a lost chapter from Roald Dahl's children's bestseller Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Most of the stories in this collection have been lavishly re-illustrated in full colour. Quentin Blake, Pauline Baynes and Shirley Hughes are just some of the major artists who have contributed brand new illustrations. The diverse mix of glowing colours and individual styles adds to the Treasury's vibrant appeal.
This compact library of classic tales, extracts and pictures is a perfect introduction to quality children's writing. It is a must for every family bookshelf.