A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken
  

Synopsis

A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken

'This is how it all began'. From A Necklace of Raindrops to The Patchwork Quilt , here are eight classic stories to treasure and enjoy. Beginning and ending with a birthday, this spell-binding collection conjures up a world filled with magic, where wishes can come true. A necklace of raindrops that keeps its owner dry in the heaviest rainstorm; a tiger that runs faster than the wind; a huge floating apple pie with a piece of sky in it; a baker's cat who swells to the size of a whale when his mistress feeds him yeast; and, a house that stands on one leg - these are just some of the objects and characters that figure in these delightful stories.

Reviews

Magic has never been more elegantly shaped than in these effervescent short stories ... The flight of imagination is delicately captured in Jan Pienkowski's accompanying silhouettes -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian A Necklace of Raindrops is something that should be on every child's shelf -- Amanda Craig The Times A little dark and often surreal -- Lydia Fulton Financial Times Jan Pienkowski, whose magical silhouttes were never so finely matched as with the wonderful Joan Aiken's fine short stories ... A treat Evening Standard

About the Author

Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken (1924 - 2004) spent part of her childhood living in a haunted house. After leaving school, she worked at the BBC, the United Nations, and in the editorial department of a magazine. All this time, she had been writing stories and after her first major novel was published in 1961, Joan left her job to write full-time. She has now written almost 100 books for adults and children, Including the hugely popular The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase and Black Hearts In Battersea.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
108 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Joan Aiken
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Author's Website

www.joanaiken.com/

Publisher

Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th November 2009

ISBN

9780224083805


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