The Big Green Book (Vintage Childrens Classics)

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9780099595335: The Big Green Book (Vintage Childrens Classics)

The little boy Jack discovers a big green book of magic in the attic, and learns all sorts of spells - spells to change the look of things, spells to make him old and grey, or disappear entirely! Of course I can't tell you how all these things were done, because this was a long time ago and the big green book has now disappeared. But if you want to read about what Jack did with his new magic powers, and how his poor old aunt and uncle were quite bewildered, then take a look inside...

An enchanting, strange and sometimes chilling tale, masterfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

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A small boy finds a magical book in the attic of his house, full of all sorts of spells and enchantments. Transformed into an old man, he works his magic on his relatives, beating them at cards, controlling the house, and creating a strange rabbit phobia in the dog ...

A fantastical and wonderfully imagined world, illustrated with Maurice Sendak's incredibly pictures.


"Fantasy value here for power-hungry young imaginations. Maurice Sendak's delightful pictures add a winning note of gaiety" ( Kirkus Review)

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