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Four tales

By: Pullman, Philip

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0385619197 / 9780385619196
Hardback
823.914
28/10/2010
Stock expected by 25/11/2019
England
23 cm 629 p. : ill.
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Contents: The firework-maker's daughter -- I was a rat! -- Clockwork -- The scarecrow and his servant.

Four Tales brings together four of Philip Pullman's classic fairy tales for younger readers: The Firework-Maker's Daughter, I Was a Rat!, The Scarecrow and his Servant and Clockwork.

This beautiful gift edition contains a prologue and epilogue from the author, as well as stunning illustrations from Peter Bailey. The Firework-Maker's Daughter: Lila is determined to become a firework maker like her father.

But can she convince Razvani, the Fire Fiend who lurks in Mount Merapi, that girls have what it takes, too?

I Was a Rat!: When a small boy turns up on the doorstep of old Bob the cobbler and Joan the washerwoman, all he can tell them is 'I was a rat!'.

But who is he really, and where has he come from? A wonderful, surprising and sharply-observed re-telling of Cinderella. The Scarecrow and his Servant: After a bolt of lightning hits him, a scarecrow is brought magically to life... but without many brains. Young Jack becomes his faithful ally, and an exciting and adventure-packed journey begins. Clockwork: A tormented apprentice, a deadly mechanical knight, a girl with a perhaps too-tender heart, and an inventor who some say is the devil... all wrapped up in a Gothic story-within-a-story, as elegantly crafted as the most intricate clockwork.

BIC:

5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFJ Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

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