All of Joyce Lankester Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy stories start Once upon a time … and always what follows are charmingly described, detailed little domestic adventures, such as being sent on an errand, riding Grandad’s pony Twinkletoes or playing in the puddles in the lane. The stories are just the right length for newly independent readers, and will prove as enchanting to children today as they did when they were first published way back in the 1920s, though modern readers might need to consult their elders for explanations of strange things such as kippers, grocers and threepenny pieces. Milly-Molly-Mandy’s world is safe and wonderfully reassuring, Lankester Brisley’s ingenuous, warm-hearted storytelling still a treat and it’s lovely to see these attractive new editions with the author’s own illustrations carefully coloured up.
Gloriously illustrated with Joyce Lankester Brisley's original line drawings, Milly-Molly-Mandy and Billy Blunt is a truly special gift to treasure. The stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1928. Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures. Whether she is riding a horse, enjoying a bank holiday or making toffee, you're sure to have fun when Milly-Molly-Mandy is around!
|Publication date:||29th November 2018|
|Author:||Joyce Lankester Brisley|
|Illustrator:||Joyce Lankester Brisley|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Classic Fiction, Short Stories|
Joyce Lankester Brisley (1896-1978) was born in Bexhill, England. Her first stories about Milly-Molly-Mandy were printed in 1925 in the Christian Science Monitor, and a collection appeared in book form in 1928. She wrote and illustrated six collections of stories about Milly-Molly-Mandy. The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook was published in the UK in September 1996. She also illustrated books by other authors, including the classic Ursula Moray Williams story, Adventures of a Little Wooden Horse.More About Joyce Lankester Brisley