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A Necklace Of Raindrops

Written by Joan Aiken

Illustrated by Jan Pienkowski

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A Necklace Of Raindrops Synopsis

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; a house that stands on one leg - these are just some of the objects and characters that figure in these delightful stories.

A Necklace Of Raindrops Press 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780224083805
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Author: Joan Aiken
Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 108 pages

About Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken (Author) Joan Aiken was born in Sussex in 1924. She was the daughter of the American poet, Conrad Aiken; her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge, is also a novelist. Before joining the 'family business' herself, Joan had a variety of jobs, including working for the BBC, the United Nations Information Centre and then as features editor for a short story magazine. Her first children's novel, The Kingdom of the Cave, was published in 1960. Joan Aiken wrote over a hundred books for young readers and adults and is recognized as one of the classic authors of the twentieth century. Amanda Craig, ...

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