Fourteen wonderfully told tales of magic and fantasy to captivate children of all ages. Among them the story of Nerryn and her magical harp of fishbones, the werewolf boy who can outrun an express train, the extraordinary hatching of a griffin in an airing cupboard and many more besides. These are rich, haunting and often humorous stories from a unique imagination. Illustrated atomspherically inside in black and white, with evocative and stunning cover artwork.
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Joan Aiken is the author of over a hundred books for adults and children, many of them classics. She worked on the magazine, Argosy, and wrote hundreds of short stories before her first novel, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, was published in the early '60s. It was highly praised in Time magazine and its success allowed Joan to write full-time thereafter. She has said, "I would never want to do anything but write stories. It is inventing your own world, using all the bits of the real one that you like best. And that is something you can do anywhere, at any time."About the Author:
Joan Aiken was born in Sussex, where she lives now. Her father was the American poet, Conrad Aiken. She began writing at the age of five, and hasn't stopped since, intermitted by two marriages and two children. Since the early 1960s, over 90 of her books have been published for both adults and children. Previous titles include The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Cape (1962), Black Hearts in Battersea, Cape (1964), A Bundle of Nerves, Gollancz (1976), The Winter Sleepwalker, Cape (1994).
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000784925
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002607829
Book Description Puffin Books, Harmondsworth, 1974. Soft Cover. Book Condition: VG. Pat Marriott (illustrator). First Thus. 12mo. original printed paper wraps (a little rubbed & creased, prev. owner's name inside upper wrap, some spotting); pp. 276, [4 (advts.)], with illustrations. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 014243