Amy's Three Best Things by Philippa Pearce
  

Synopsis

Amy's Three Best Things by Philippa Pearce

A wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's-book talents. Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies her home to see they're all right. The second night her little horse gallops her back. But the third night, when she sails home in a magic boat, the family aren't there. Amy cries all the way back to Granny's where she finds her mum, brother and dog waiting for her. They have come early so they can all go to a funfair the next day. A wonderfully reassuring, magical tale, written by Philippa Pearce and beautifully imagined by Helen Craig.

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This gentle, magical story is simply perfect for a child dealing with fears of the unknown Inis

About the Author

Philippa Pearce

Philippa Pearce spent her childhood in Great Shelford, a village near Cambridge, and was the youngest of four children of a flour-miller and corn-merchant. The village, the river, and the countryside in which she lived appear more or less plainly in Minnow on the Say, and Tom's Midnight Garden.

Philippa later went on to study English and History at Cambridge University. She worked for the BBC as a scriptwriter and producer, and then in publishing as an editor. She has written many books including the Modern Classic, Tom's Midnight Garden, for which she won the Carnegie Medal. She has been awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature.
Sadly, Philippa died in 2006, at the age of 86.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Philippa Pearce
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Author's Website

www.pearcelecture.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2014

ISBN

9781406352610


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