By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Benny figures out a few confusing occasions in a division shop.
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Here are 8 gloriously innovative tales for 8 pleasurable classes of bedtime analyzing. There's a flying apple pie, a cat that's higher than an elephant, a home that lays an egg, storybook animals that bounce out in their books at evening, and a wealth of alternative marvelous characters and concepts, all with the colourful, dreamlike caliber of some of the best fairy tales.
Joan Aiken's scrumptious prose is a pleasure to learn aloud to very younger listeners but easy sufficient for the autonomous reader to enjoy on his or her personal. Kevin Hawkes's illustrations -- approximately 60 of them -- trap with nice aptitude and enjoyable the paranormal adventures and the triumph of the nice over the bad.
Publication Date: 1968
Number of Pages: 112
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Author identify: joan aiken (Born: 1924/09/04 / Died: 2004/01/04)
Author Description: Joan Delano Aiken used to be a far enjoyed English author who acquired the MBE for companies really to Children's Literature. This 12 months marks the fiftieth ANNIVERSARY of her most famed vintage children's booklet, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE, that is being celebrated with occasions at Cheltenham competition within the united kingdom and at a unique occasion in long island in October, and with the book of 3 fresh versions of the publication and a brand new AUDIO recorded through her daughter Lizza.
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She used to be born in Rye, East Sussex, right into a kin of writers, together with her father, Conrad Aiken (who gained a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry), and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge.
She labored for the United countries details place of work in the course of the moment international war,and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy journal prior to she all started writing complete time, customarily children's books and thrillers. For her books she got the father or mother Award (1969) and the Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972).
Her hottest sequence, the "Wolves Chronicles" which begun with 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase', used to be set in an tricky trade interval of background in a Britain during which James II used to be by no means deposed within the excellent Revolution,and so supporters of the home of Hanover regularly plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings. those books additionally characteristic cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all around the world.
Another sequence of children's books approximately Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by means of Quentin Blake, and feature been proven at the BBC as Jackanory and drama sequence. Others together with the a lot enjoyed 'Necklace of Raindrops' and award successful 'Kingdom less than the Sea' are illustrated via Jan Pieńkowski.
Her many novels for adults contain a number of that proceed or supplement novels through Jane Austen. those contain 'Mansfield Revisited' and 'Jane Fairfax'.
Aiken was once a lifelong fan of ghost tales. She set her grownup supernatural novel The Haunting Of Lamb apartment at Lamb condominium in Rye (now a countrywide belief property). This ghost tale recounts in fictional shape an alleged haunting skilled through former citizens of the home, Henry James and E. F. Benson, either one of whom additionally wrote ghost tales. Aiken's father, Conrad Aiken, additionally authored a small variety of impressive ghost stories.
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Jamie Grimm is a center schooler on a undertaking: he desires to develop into the world's maximum standup comedian--even if he doesn't have much to snicker approximately nowadays. He's new on the town and fixed residing together with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't allow Jamie's wheelchair cease him from messing with Jamie up to attainable.
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