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The Oxford treasury of children's stories

Author: Michael Harrison; Christopher Stuart-Clark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of stories for children who are one stage on from nursery and fairy stories. All the stories are by, or retold by, a specific writer. It is a careful blend of traditional,  Read more...

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Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Harrison; Christopher Stuart-Clark
ISBN: 019278112X 9780192781123
OCLC Number: 40176407
Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: A lion in the meadow / Margaret Mahy --
Maggy Scraggle loves the beautiful ice-cream man / Jill McDonald --
Pete and the ladybird / Leila Berg --
A list / Arnold Lobel --
The fish cart / Ruth Manning-Sanders --
The thrush girl / Godfried Bomans --
The giant who threw tantrums / David Harrison --
The knee-high man / Julius Lester --
My naughty little sister makes a bottle-tree / Dorothy Edwards --
The laughing dragon / Richard Wilson --
Bro tiger goes dead / James Berry --
The wonderful tar baby / George Browne --
Simple Peter's Mirror / Terry Jones --
The tinderbox / Hans Christian Andersen --
The dauntless girl / Kevin Crossley-Holland --
The riddlemaster / Catherine Storr --
Think of a word / Joan Aiken --
Mrs. Cockle's cat / Philippa Pearce --
McBroom and the big wind / Sid Fleischman --
The fisherman and the bottle / Gerladine McCaughrean --
The selfish giant / Oscar Wilde --
How the rhinoceros got his skin / Rudyard Kipling --
How the polar bear became / Ted Hughes --
The shrinking of treehorn / Florence Parry Heide --
William's version / Jan Mark --
Paul's tale / Jan Mark.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark.

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"Twenty-six great children's stories are brought together in another of the fine Oxford anthologies.... The occasional illustrations by a number of artists in bright, cartoon-style watercolors are as Read more...

 
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