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PublisherEgmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Publication date1st October 2012
A great read is forever – The Egmont Heritage list includes some of the most highly acclaimed and bestselling children’s books of all time. Published in beautiful, high-quality hardback editions, with cloth quarter binding, head and tail bands and ribbon, the Egmont Heritage range will build into a library of some of the most famous titles in children’s literature.
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The One Hundred and One Dalmatians
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
Cruella De Vil, the wicked woman who steals a litter of Dalmations puppies so that she can make herself a very special fur coat is one of the most feared villains of children’s fiction. The One Hundred and One Dalmations is a thrilling adventure with a most importance mission at its heart. Pongo and Missus’s frantic pursuit of Cruella De Vil and the crooks who help her is a matter of life and death. Excellently filmed, the original story as told here remains a brilliant read.
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SynopsisThe One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
This is a beautifully bound gift edition of this classic tale for dog lovers! 'Horrid little beasts. I shall like you so much better when you're skins instead of pups.' Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian pup. But when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies' parents, Pongo and Missus, lose no time in mounting a daring rescue mission. Will they be in time to thwart Cruella's evil scheme, or have they bitten off more than they can chew?
Launch titles in the Heritage Collection from Egmont include:
Classic Tales of Barbar by Jean de Brunhoff
Classic Tales of Rupert by Alfred Bestall
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Box of Delights by John Masefield
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
National Velvet by Enid Bagnold
About The Author
Dodie Smith was born in Manchester in 1896. Aged 17 she set off for London, determined to become an actress, but she struggled to find work, living off baked beans in freezing hostels. While working at the famous Heals department store, Dodie turned to writing plays instead, and her first was an overnight sensation - the newspapers excitedly declared 'Shopgirl Turns Playwright!'. During the war she moved to Hollywood with her husband, and it was there, spurned on by regret and homesickness for the English countryside she'd left behind, that Dodie began writing I Capture the Castle. When a friend gave Dodie a dalmatian puppy (presented in a hat box!) this began a life-long love of the spotty dogs. Dodie's well-loved novel 101 Dalmatians was inspired by her experiences of raising fifteen puppies. She lived in a ramshackle cottage with her husband and many other animals until her death in 1990, aged 94.
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