This is a classic, much-loved collection of stories, legends, fairytales, fables, and poems for young children from seven to nine. The authors range from Shakespeare, and Robert Herrick through Blake, Keats, Tennyson, Walter de la Mare, and anonymous authors of folk tales and old carols, All were chosen because of their ability to fill the heart and mind with their rhythms, words, and images.
Whoever opens this book - whether parent or child - opens the door to a new and marvellous kingdom of beauty, form, and imagination. Charming, moving, and delightful, this book has already lifted and warmed the hearts of two generations of readers. We are honoured and excited to reprint this beloved book. Filled with images that can live on in the soul for a lifetime, everyone will want to borrow this book. This is one book you will want to put your name in!