Rupert A Collection of Favourite Stories by Alfred Bestall
  

Rupert A Collection of Favourite Stories

Written by Alfred Bestall
Illustrated by Alfred Bestall

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Rupert has been a childhood favourite for over 80 years. This magnificent edition only includes stories illustrated by Alfred Edmeades Bestall, who was the most popular illustrator of the lovable bear. Produced with careful thought to every detail, this slip cased treasury will win over the hearts of all fans, as well as those meeting Rupert for the first time. It includes an Introduction by Caroline Bott, Bestall's goddaughter and a Foreword by Gyles Brandreth. The stories have been carefully selected to appeal to readers of all ages. It also includes some never-been-seen-before sketches by Bestall. This edition is exquisitely designed, with foil blocking on the cover. Without doubt it shows Bestall's work at its best and parents and grandparents will undoubtedly be keen to introduce children to this classic and much-loved bear.

The Rupert Companion comes out in November 2010.

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Rupert A Collection of Favourite Stories by Alfred Bestall

Rupert Bear has been a childhood favourite for over 80 years. This edition only includes stories illustrated by Alfred Edmeades Bestall, who was the most popular illustrator of the lovable bear. Produced with careful thought to every detail, this slipcased treasury is going to win over the hearts of all fans, and those meeting Rupert for the first time. It includes an Introduction by Caroline Bott, Bestall's goddaughter and a Foreword by Gyles Brandreth. The stories have been carefully selected to appeal to readers of all ages. It also includes some never-been-seen-before sketches by Bestall kindly donated by Caroline Bott. The treasury format is a proven success for Egmont. Exquisitely designed, with smart black foil on the cover, this book shows Bestall's work at its best. This is the brand new TV series debuted on 8 November 2006 on Five's Milkshake at 7.30 am and on Five Life on 10 December at 9.30 am. Parents and grandparents will undoubtedly be keen to introduce children to the classic and much-loved bear.

About the Author

Alfred Bestall was born in Mandalay, Burma i892 and spent his early years in North Wales. He studied art at Birmingham College of Art and after the First World War, when he was sent to Flanders, went on to become an illustrator of books though is best remembered for Rupert Bear.

Bestall died on 15 January 1986, aged 93, at Wern Manor Nursing Home in Porthmadog, Wales.

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Format

Paperback

Author

Alfred Bestall
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

3rd September 2007

ISBN

9781405230742

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