Includes eight imaginative stories full of magic and mystery. A home in the sky, a baker's cat who grows huge after eating yeast, a feathered house which lays an egg, a huge flying apple pie with a bit of the sky baked into it are some of the subjects of the stories.
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"Magic has never been more elegantly shaped than in these effervescent short stories . . . The flight of imagination is delicately captured in Jan Pienkowski's accompanying silhouettes" (Julia Eccleshare Guardian)
"A Necklace of Raindrops is something that should be on every child's shelf" (Amanda Craig The Times)
"A little dark and often surreal" (Lydia Fulton Financial Times)
"Jan Pienkowski, whose magical silhouttes were never so finely matched as with the wonderful Joan Aiken's fine short stories . . . A treat" (Evening Standard)
A beautiful new edition of Joan Aiken's captivating collection of much-loved modern fairytales, now reissued with Jan Pienkowski's original and iconic silhouette illustrations.
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Book Description PUFFIN BOOKS, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140307540