Joyce Lankester BrisleyAges 3-5
A wonderful 90th anniversary gift edition of Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley. With full-colour artwork and a ribbon marker, this is a book to treasure.
Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as Milly-Molly-Mandy does the gardening, gives a party, and goes to a fete – whatever she and her friends are up to, you're sure to have fun when they're around!
The much-loved stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her everyday adventures in the countryside have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1928. Perfect for reading aloud, these thirteen 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, Billy Blunt and Toby the dog.
The nostalgic charm, gentleness and simplicity of the Milly-Molly-Mandy stories have stood the test of time and a new generation cannot help but fall in love with the spirit of adventure and the warm evocation of family life that are so central to this ordinary little girl’s life. Perfect for reading aloud, these thirteen stories will bring back happy memories for parents and grandparents, and introduce younger readers to a very ordinary but very special little girl!
Pam Norfolk, The Lancashire Post
Frequently charming and really rather beautifully done, this 90th anniversary edition of the Milly-Molly-Mandy stories is a lovely thing . . . includes several of the short stories collected together and has a lovely afterword that does something quite remarkable – it speaks to the child . . . this book also includes a lot of full colour illustrations [which] are richly rendered things, full of lush and gentle detail and rather intensely evocatively.
Daisy Johnson, didyoueverstoptothink.com
each story is a miniature masterpiece, as clear, warm and precise as the illustrations by the author that accompanied them, crafted by a mind that understood the importance of comfort reading
Lucy Mangan, Guardian