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Nurse Matilda

Written by Christianna Brand

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

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LoveReading View on Nurse Matilda

Beautifully reproduced with a handsome Edward Ardizzone cover and a neat little book mark, this is a welcome reissue of the true source of the first Nanny McPhee film. Mr and Mrs Brown have a handful of unruly children – we’re talking old fashioned naughtiness here – whose pranks and scrapes lead to an endless succession of staff resignations until the redoubtable Nurse Matilda appears on the scene. Formidably ugly, she is also gifted with children helped now and then by a touch of magic. Driven by good humour and rarely preachy, Nurse Matilda nonetheless extols the value of adult control over children – at least some of the time.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Nurse Matilda Synopsis

Once upon a time there was a huge family of children; and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... So begins Nurse Matilda, the first of three books about the no-nonsense nanny who uses magic to rein in the mischievous children in her charge - and changes their lives forever. This covetable, highly collectable new hardback edition of a timeless classic is packed with episode after episode of mischief, mayhem and hilarity, all accompanied by Edward Ardizzone's beautiful original illustrations.

The inspiration for the much-loved film Nanny McPhee, starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, Nurse Matilda overflows with naughtiness, wit and timeless humour - the perfect gift for mischief-makers both young and old!

Nurse Matilda Press Reviews

Full of such inventive naughtiness - it may be better to keep these away from your children - Emma Thompson

Just as some musicians are endowed with perfect pitch, Ardizzone had a perfect sense of tone - Shirley Hughes

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ISBN: 9781526614834
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780747576754
Publication date: 07/11/2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526614834
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Christianna Brand
Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers

About Christianna Brand

Christianna Brand was born in 1907 in Malaya and spent her early years in India. She had a number of different occupations, including model, dancer, shop assistant and governess. Her first novel, Death in High Heels, was published in 1941. A year later her best-loved series character, Inspector Cockrill of the Kent County Police, made his debut in Heads You Lose. He would feature in a total of seven of her detective novels. Green for Danger is Brand’s most famous novel and considered by many to be her masterpiece. H.R.F. Keating described the novel as ‘the last golden crown ...

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