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Books in the series: Macmillan Children's Classics

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2017

With the proceeds from his latest invention, Crackpot Whistling Sweets, Commander Caractacus Pott buys his family their first car. It looks like a wreck, but once restored it turns out to be no ordinary vehicle: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a magical car which can fly, swim and even think. Chitty and the eccentric, plucky Pott family set off on a succession of increasingly perilous adventures that take them across the English Channel and all the way to Paris. Since it was first published in 1964, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has become a worldwide phenomenon and has charmed generations of children. Gloriously illustrated by Joe Berger, and with a ribbon marker and a specially commissioned foreword, this beautiful hardback Macmillan Classics edition of Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a truly wonderful gift to treasure.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2017

Meet everyone's favourite troublemaker in this beautiful Macmillan Children's Classics hardback edition. In Richmal Crompton's Just William the Outlaws plan a day of non-stop adventure. The only problem is that William is meant to be babysitting. But William won't let that stop him having fun with his gang - he'll just take the baby along! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable ball of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. This wickedly funny children's classic features original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry, a ribbon marker and a specially commissioned foreword by Roddy Doyle. This delightful hardback edition will introduce William Brown and the Outlaws to a new generation of children.

More Milly-Molly-Mandy

More Milly-Molly-Mandy

Author: Joyce Lankester Brisley Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as Milly-Molly-Mandy goes for a picnic, rides a horse, and has an adventure - whatever Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends are up to, you're sure to have fun when they're around! The stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1925. Perfect for reading aloud, these twenty stories will bring back happy memories for parents and grandparents and introduce younger readers to an enduringly popular heroine and her friends Little-Friend-Susan and Billy Blunt. Gloriously illustrated with the author's original line drawings, and with a ribbon marker and a specially commissioned foreword, this beautiful hardback Macmillan Children's Classics edition of Joyce Lankester Brisley's More Milly-Molly-Mandy is a truly special gift to treasure.

The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

When Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river and drowns, he is transformed from a twelve-year-old boy who has known nothing but brutality and poverty into a 'water-baby'. In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement. Gloriously illustrated with 8 colours plates from Mabel Lucie Attwell, and with a ribbon marker and a specially commissioned foreword, this beautiful hardback Macmillan Classics edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies, first published in 1863, is a truly special gift to treasure.

The Dolls' House

The Dolls' House

Author: Rumer Godden Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Gloriously illustrated by Jane Ray, and with a ribbon marker and a foreword by Jacqueline Wilson, this beautiful hardback Macmillan Classics edition of Rumer Godden's The Dolls' House, which was first published in 1947, is a truly special gift to treasure. Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox. The doll family are owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when Emily and Charlotte fix up a Victorian dolls' house - just for them. It's perfect. But then a new arrival starts to wreak havoc in the dolls' house. For Marchpane might be a wonderfully beautiful doll, but she is also terribly cruel. And she always gets her own way . . .

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Just So Stories is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's animals tales in which we learn about 'How the Whale Got His Throat', 'How the Camel Got His Hump', 'How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin', 'How the Leopard Got His Spots', 'The Elephant's Child', 'The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo', 'The Beginning of the Armadillos', 'How the First Letter Was Written', 'How the Alphabet Was Made', 'The Crab That Played with the Sea', 'The Cat That Walked by Himself' and 'The Butterfly That Stamped'. These witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children. Gloriously illustrated with line artwork, with a specially commissioned foreword by Katherine Rundell and a ribbon marker, this beautiful hardback Macmillan Classics edition of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, which was first published by Macmillan in 1902, is a truly special gift to treasure.

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