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It's Christmas eve and Marie and her family are enjoying the seasonal festivities. Drosselmeyer, the clockmaker and inventor, presents them with a nutcracker which Marie becomes very taken with. At the stroke of twelve that night the nutcracker comes alive before Marie's very eyes, and so begins the most wonderful adventure... Join Marie and her dear nutcracker on a journey through the mystical land of the Mouse King and Princess Pirlipat, with themes of magic, love, betrayal and redemption, beautifully captured by Robet Ingpen's exquisite illustrations.
This beautiful title brings together Carroll's complete and unabridged classic story with remarkable illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. When Alice steps through the looking-glass in the drawing room, she finds herself in a bizarre and nonsensical world, where chess pieces walk about and talk and nothing is quite as it seems... New readers and devoted fans alike will enjoy exploring with Alice through the looking-glass in this sumptuous volume. Robert Ingpen breathes his magic into this magnificent edition of a classic children's tale that never fails to capture the imagination.
Revel in the thrill and excitement of Christmas eve and Clement C. Moore's timeless poem with this lavish edition of the well-loved classic. Feel the warmth of the house and the tingle of anticipation as Robert Ingpen's award-winning illustrations bring the story of the most magical time of year to life.
The best-loved nonsense rhymes of Edward Lear including The Jumblies and The Dong with the Luminous Nose are beautifully presented in this handsome edition. Each of the nine rhymes is lavishly illustrated by the award-winning Australian illustrator. There is additional information about Edward Lear as well as recipe for Bong-fruit chutney to finish off!
The classic fantasy set in the magical world of Oz with its wonderful cast headed up by Dorothy herself is given new life in this handsome edition packed full of Robert Ingpen’s wonderful illustrations. A beautiful gift book to treasure. This is the complete and unabridged hugely popular story that is taking London's West End by storm with the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. All the characters so loved by children and adults are brought to life through the stunning paintings of award winning illustrator Robert Ingpen. He is also a former winner of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Click here to see more illustrated classics from Templar Publishing and here to see more from Robert Ingpen.
Jules Verne's pacey and popular classic (complete and unabridged) is the latest addition to the Templar Classics series. Complemented by more than seventy wonderful illustrations by award-winning artist, Robert Ingpen, and lavishly produced with foil on the jacket it is a wonderful addition to any library.
Sally Nicholls, March 2012 Guest Editor: "I first came across The Secret Garden on story tape as a little girl. I think it's a near-perfect children's book – full of mystery and excitement, but grounded in a child's journey of self-discovery. Hodgson Burnett makes the most ordinary things extraordinary – a robin, a key, a skipping-rope. Brilliant." Michael Morpurgo says of this favourite: "I love this story of a girl's life being changed by nature." The Lovereading comment: An exquisite new edition of the heart-warming tale of Mary, whose life is transformed as she restores an abandoned garden to its former beauty. The book is illustrated throughout with some stunning artwork from the pen of Robert Ingpen. Coupled with various other classics that Robert has illustrated including Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Treasure Island to name just four this is a terrific collection of collectible hardbacks for the nursery bookshelf. Click here to view all the classics that Robert has illustrated.
A deliciously handsome new edition of an absolute classic to mark the centenary of Mark Twain’s death in 1910. Featuring the unabridged text, Ingpen has succeeded in creating an evocative and nostalgic picture of boyhood on the Mississippi just as Twain succeeded with the words some 150 years ago.
This timeless tale has never been out of print and remains one of the best loved children’s titles in English literature. Grahame’s wonderful imagination and quiet humour continue to charm children and adults alike and this edition is beautifully complemented by some stunning illustrations throughout by award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen. Other classics illustrated by Robert Ingpen and in a wonderful gift hardback edition include, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, and Peter Pan **** Parents might also be interested in Wild Wood, Jan Needle's richly comic re-telling of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, a book which can be read as political satire but there's much more to enjoy. Though the wood is cold and unemployment bleak it only takes a sea rat with an accordion and a nip of Daisy Ferret's special brew to get the stoats and weasels partying. Wild Wood is as funny, as relevant and as pleasurable in 2014 as it was on first publication in 1981.
Wonderfully lavish this substantial hardback edition is a perfect gift at any time of the year. The memorable J M Barrie story is beautifully complemented by lots of full bleed illustrations by the immensely talented Robert Ingpen. Robert is also responsible for a number of other lavish productions of classics incuding Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, Wind in the Willows and A Christmas Carol. Click here to view them all.