A large collection of stories from important writers such as A. A. Milne, E. Nesbit and many others. Illustrated with color frontispiece and black and white throughout by various artists.
"This book will please every type of Boy or Girl for it contains stories and poems of a widely varying nature. There are the old fables of many countries told by the most famous of their authors such as " The Birds' Tale " by Karel Capek, the " Elfin Hillock " by Hans Andersen and the famous " Nutcracker and Mouse King " by E. T. A. Hoffmann.
The most famous of the English authors of children's stories are well represented.
George McDonald contributes one of the loveliest of his fairy tales and so does Walter De La Mare. Charles Dickens appears in a rather different character with his amusing stories of really wicked small boys who organise pirate gangs and secret societies.
There are other very well known authors whose stories are included, some of them are not so well known as children's writers. They include O. Henry, Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Brontë, Maurice Baring, Helen Waddell and Lord Dunsany and also Leo Tolstoy.
There are also poems by such outstanding authors as John Mase-field, Keats, Wordsworth, Wm. Blake, A. P. Herbert and Christina Rossetti. All the real children's friends like
A. A. Milne, E. Nesbit, Lewis Carroll, Eleanor Farjeon, and Robert L. Stevenson are also included in this book."
Dust jacket price clipped and worn at edges with small tears and losses and some discoloration to back. Book is clean and unmarked with beautiful embossed pattern on cover.
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