Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Literature by Alison Sage
There are traditional nursery rhymes and fairy tales as well as modern classics by author's like Shirley Hughes and Jane Hissey alongside Beatrix Potter's THE TALE OF MRS TIGGY-WINKLE and THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton. There are extracts too from old favourites like Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden, Ballet Shoes and The Jungle Book. What a fantastic line-up! The contents list reads like a who's who of children's literature. - This lavishly illustrated, prize-winning anthology celebrates the diversity of children's literature with nursery rhymes, short stories, fables, fairy tales and extracts from the classics. Each entry is a work of true literary distinction; taken together they form a superb collection which will carry a child through his or her reading life. For the young reader, there are nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Stories by modern masters like Jane Hissey, John Burningham, Anthony Browne and Shirley Hughes are set alongside Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle and Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit. The older child will revel in the verse of Hilaire Belloc and delight in Roald Dahl's wicked humour. The Treasury will give children their first experience of the classics with extracts from Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Jungle Book. There are also selections from the work of prize-winning contemporary authors, such as Joan Aiken, Ruth Thomas, Brian Jacques and Judy Blume. The illustrations have been chosen from the most beautiful and often the original editions of the books selected; children will delight in the work of Arthur Rackham, Randolph Caldecott, Maurice Sendak, Quentin Blake and Nicola Bayley, among others. The Treasury is the perfect introduction to a great literary heritage and the best in contemporary writing.