The Box of Delights by John Masefield

The Box of Delights

Written by John Masefield

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A timeless fantasy classic adventure packed full of winter magic. It is just before Christmas when Kay is given a magic box by an old man who runs the local Punch and Judy show. Kay soon discovers that the box has very remarkable powers; with it, he can travel in time and he can also shrink or grow in some quite alarming ways. When the old man goes missing, Kay and his friends need all the help they can get from the box to rescue him and to fight off the dark power of Abner Brown and his evil wolf gang. A thrilling sequel to The Midnight Folk.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Travelling home from school for the Christmas holidays Kay Harker meets some strange companions and finds himself caught up in magic and mystery. What is the special box that the Punch and Judy man carries? Who is after it? And why are the wolves running? Full of charm, suspense and trickery.


The Box of Delights by John Masefield

Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite? The Wolves are running and the evil Abner Brown and his gang are on the prowl. They're after a magical box, but Kay has it - and he'll fight to keep it...This is a magical tale of wolves, scrobbling and a box that can travel through time.

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About the Author

John Masefield

John Edward Masefield (1878–1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, two novels Captain Margaret and Multitude and Solitude and a great deal of memorable poetry, including "The Everlasting Mercy", and "Sea-Fever", from his anthology Saltwater Ballads.

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400 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

1st October 2012




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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books is an imprint of Egmont Heritage

logo 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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