‘Two of the greatest children’s books ever written’ – The Times on Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk.
'And now, Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite?' A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time. But Kay is in danger: Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on it. The police don't believe Kay, so when his family and the Bishop are scrobbled up just before Christmas, he knows he must act alone . . .
John Masefield’s classic children’s book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children’s fiction. Magical, fantastical and filled with vivid, rich characters, The Box of Delights and its sequel The Midnight Folk are a must-read for any child.
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This volume includes the stories "The Midnight Folk" and "A Box of Delights". The books follow the escapades of Kay Harker - first in a search for family treasure and then into the days of King Arthur and to the Ancient city of Troy, pursued through time by the evil Abner Brown.Review:
Richard Mitchley relishes the glorious rhythms of Masefield's prose, essential to a convincing reading of fantasy. --The Times
Children will want to open John Masefield's Box of Delights. Richard Mitchley has a voice that is as rich as plum pudding, perfect for high Edwardian entertainment of this kind. --The Independent on Sunday
These new recordings are, I think, phenomenal. It is all achieved in a virtuoso display and the one actor doing everything enables tight and effective dramatic timing. These recordings will appeal to all and I heartily recommend them. Indeed, listening to The Box of Delights on the train just before Christmas and travelling into work I found myself delighted at delays to my journey. --Masefield Society Journal
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