The Sea-Baby and Other Magical Stories To Read Aloud (Collins Story Collection)

9780001856547: The Sea-Baby and Other Magical Stories To Read Aloud (Collins Story Collection)

This collection of stories blends together traditional and contemporary stories by authors including Philippa Pearce, Terry Jones, Joan Aiken, Alison Uttley, Dorothy Edwards and Eleanor Farjeon.

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''The moon was bright and filled the square of my window pane with silver light; and through the air outside I saw something swimming – I thought at first it was a white cloud, but as it reached my open window I saw it was a lady, moving along the air as though she were swimming in water.’'

Eleven magical stories featuring ghosts and witches; babies and pixies; a magic glove and a magic horse, as well as cats, a starry cloak and three silver balls, in a collection that ranges from much-loved traditional tales to new stories from some of today's finest writers for children.

Eleanor Farjeon's 'The Sea-Baby' conjures up a wonderful, watery dream world, whilst Alison Uttley's 'The Girl Who Married a Pixie' is a timeless love story set deep under the warm earth of Dartmoor. Philippa Pearce's 'The Odd Glove' has a magic glove telling stories to a cricket-loving young girl and the hilarious 'A Cloak for Amanita', by Adèle Geras, sees Aunt Pinny making a cloak for a witch out of the night sky! There are also tales from Alan Garner, Dorothy Edwards, Terry Jones, Margaret Mahy and Ruth Manning-Sanders in this sparkling collection.

Enchanting, funny and fantastical stories – perfect for reading aloud to young children or for older children to read, enjoy and clamour for more!

'SUSAN DICKINSON' is well-known in the world of children's books as a highly respected editor and anthologist. She lives in West London. Her collection 'The Restless Ghost and other Encounters and Experiences' was heralded as "a fine collection" by 'The Observer' and "a splendid collection of supernatural adventures" by the 'New Statesman'.

Susan sees 'The Sea-Baby and other Magical Stories to Read Aloud' as being a collection that is excellent for reading aloud and one that will encourage young readers to move eagerly from one story to the next. Most importantly, it is intended to be a collection that will become a firm family favourite.

'PETER BAILEY' was born in India where his father worked on the railways. When his family returned to London, his father got a job at the Victoria and Albert Museum where Peter first became interested in Art. He has worked as an illustrator since 1969.

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