The Brambly Hedge Complete Collection by Jill Barklem

The Brambly Hedge Complete Collection

Written by Jill Barklem

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This beautiful hardback in its sturdy slipcase brings together all of Jill Barlem's Brambly Hedge stories to celebrate their 35th anniversary. There has always been a classic, timeless feel to the Brambly Hedge stories and this lovely edition shows them to their best advantage. The stories of the mice who live in Brambly Hedge are simple and appealing enough for the very youngest, and Jill Barklem’s illustrations are for everyone. Her mice are always busy, neatly turned out in their skirts, bonnets and waistcoats, working hard filling their larders, or having fun at picnics and parties. The illustrations are exquisite, hedgerows and cosy homes alike are full of incredible and loving detail, and this is a delight for readers of all ages. ~ Andrea Reece


The Brambly Hedge Complete Collection by Jill Barklem

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Brambly Hedge with this exquisite slipcased volume containing tall eight well-loved, classic picture books. The extraordinary story of how Brambly Hedge came to life is described in the specially written introduction.

The mice of Brambly Hedge made their first appearance in 1980 when the four seasonal stories were published. Ever since, readers have loved exploring the miniature world of the hedgerow and meeting the families that live there. In this collection the mice have many adventures, but they always have time for fun and relaxation too. Whatever the season, and whether they are by the sea, in the High Hills, or simply at home by the fire, there is always someone ready to lend a helping hand.

Contains: Spring Story, Summer Story, Autumn Story, Winter Story, Poppy's Babies, Sea Story, The High Hills, The Secret.

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“…the most researched-crammed fantasy ever set before small children…” Sunday Times Magazine

About the Author

Jill Barklem was born in Epping and led a quiet childhood enjoying being close to nature. On leaving school, she studied illustration at St Martin's in London. The inspiration for Brambly Hedge appeared during Jill's daily train journey between Epping and London: shutting herself off from the outside world, she became obsessed with the way of life of a band of hedgerow mice, later to be developed as the world of Brambly Hedge. Jill still lives in Epping, Essex.

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248 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

8th October 2015




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