Author(s): Sandberg & Morpurgo
"The Kingfisher Treasury of Classic Stories" brings together all the very best stories in children's literature - all the stories that have inspired generations of readers - in one sumptuous volume. The extracts are satisfying in themselves and provide a taster to encourage children to seek out the complete stories from which they come. Each is accessible to the young child being read aloud to, and richly satisfying to the more confident reader. The definitive collection - a perfect gift for any child.
Michael Morpurgo is the author of more than fifty books for children. He has won the Whitbread Children's Novel Award and the Smarties Book Prize and has had several of his novels adapted for film and television. A former teacher, Michael cares passionately about literature for children, and was a driving force behind setting up the Children's Laureateship, launched in 1999. He lives in Devon. Rosemary Sandberg has an exceptional knowledge and experience of children's literature. Formerly Children's Publisher at HarperCollins, she is now one of the UK's leading children's literary agents, with an impressive list of clients on both sides of the Atlantic, including Rosemary Wells, Patrick Benson, Jane Ray, Babette Cole and Susan Jeffers. She lives and works in London.
Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne; The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame; Milly-Molly-Mandy - Joyce Lankester Brisley; Ramona the Pest - Beverley Cleary; Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie; Heidi - Johanna Spyri; Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi; The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy; Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl; The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum; The Butterfly Lion - Michael Morpurgo; A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett; The Iron Man - Ted Hughes; Pollyanna - Eleanor H. Porter; Just William - Richmal Crompton; Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren; The Sword in the Stone - T. H. White; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis; What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll; Tom's Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce; The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling; The Call of the Wild - Jack London; Seven Little Australians - Ethel Turner; My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George; Beowulf: Dragonslayer - Rosemary Sutcliff; Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery; Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens; The Great Gilly Hopkins - Katherine Paterson; Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson; Black Beauty - Anna Sewell; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain; Little Women - Louisa May Alcott.