The Tree That Sat Down by Beverley Nichols

The Tree That Sat Down

Written by Beverley Nichols
Illustrated by Richard Kennedy
Part of the Collins Modern Classics Series

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Part of a magical series loved by readers for generations, Beverley Nichols’s gentle fantasy adventure will entrance and entertain today’s children just as it did their parents and grandparents. Judy and her granny live in an enchanted wood and run a little shop from the boughs of an old willow. Their happiness is threatened by the arrival in the woods of a pair of rivals, as ruthless, cruel and greedy as you’ll find. When these interlopers team up with a witch and her chorus of beastly toads, things for all the creatures in the wood look very bad. But, as in all the best fairy tales, good triumphs over evil. Written in 1945 there’s a subtle emphasis on the importance of kindliness, peace and forgiveness, still an important message to share with children. ~ Andrea Reece


The Tree That Sat Down by Beverley Nichols

Collins Modern Classics are relaunched with gorgeous new covers, bringing these timeless story to a new generation. Deep in the enchanted forest Judy helps her granny run The Shop Under the Willow Tree. They sell all sorts of wonderful things, such as boxes of beautiful dreams carefully tied up with green ribbon. But then Sam and the charming Miss Smith, a witch in disguise, open a rival business. The newcomers are not only cheating their customers, but also plotting to destroy Granny's shop. Can Judy save the wood from their wickedness?

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 8


Beverley Nichols
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

14th July 1975




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