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The New York Review Children's Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite titles and to introduce those books to a new generation of readers. The line publishes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, these books set a new standard for the definition of a "classic."

Among the 40 titles included in this collection you will find Wee Gillis, a Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of The Story of Ferdinand; Esther Averill's time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series; The House of Arden by E. Nesbit, one of J.K. Rowling's favorite writers; several titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths and Book of Animals; James Thurber's The Thirteen Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont. Not to be missed is the classic animal adventure story Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford, the author of The Incredible Journey; Lucretia Hale's hilarious The Peterkin Papers; James Cloyd Bowman's Newbery Honor Book, Pecos Bill; and holiday favorites by John Masefield, The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.

The New York Review Children's Collection brings time-tested children's and young adult literature to your bookshelf in sturdy, well-crafted hardback editions designed to last for generations. The covers feature a unified series design by award-winning designer Louise Fili and all interior materials are carefully selected to reflect the period of original publication. Each book has a three-piece, paper-over-board cover, cloth spine, and coordinating head- and foot-bands. All text is printed on acid-free paper stock and many titles include original endpapers, line art, and full-color illustrations.

This collection includes one each of the following titles:

Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill

The Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon

The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati

The Island of Horses by Eilis Dillon

The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay

Mistress Masham's Repose by T.H. White

The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater

Carbonel: The King of the Cats by Barbara Sleigh

An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Jenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill

Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill

The Bear and the People by Reiner Zimnik

Jenny's Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill

The School for Cats by Esther Averill

Captains of the City Streets by Esther Averill

The Hotel Cat by Esther Averill

Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf, Illustrations by Robert Lawson

The House of Arden by E. Nesbit

The Lost Island by Eilis Dillon

D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale

Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford

Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer

Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman, Illustrations by Laura Bannon

D'Aulaires' Book of Animals by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Uncle by J. P. Martin, Illustrations by Quentin Blake

The Backward Day by Ruth Krauss, Illustrations by Marc Simont

The Two Cars by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

The Terrible Troll-Bird by Ingri d'Aulaire Edgar d'Aulaire

The Box of Delights by John Masefield

Foxie, The Singing Dog by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Uncle Cleans Up by J. P. Martin

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, Illustrations by Marc Simont

The Midnight Folk by John Masefield

Too Big by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

The Wonderful O by James Thurber, Illustrations by Marc Simont

The Mousewife by Rumer Godden, Illustrations by William Pene Du Bois

The Kingdom of Carbonel by Barbara Sleigh

Ounce Dice Trice by Alastair Reid, Illustrations by Ben Shahn

Synopsis:

Christmas ought to brought up to date, says tough little Maria Jones to her cousin Kay Harker. It ought to have gangsters, and aeroplanes, and a lot of automatic pistols. Before long her wish will be granted in the wonderful blend of adventure and magic that is John Masefield's The Box of Delights. Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty looking characters dressed up like men of the cloth. Arriving at his destination, the young boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a message he wants delivered: Tell them the wolves are running. Next thing you know, danger seems to lurk everywhere, as the cousin Maria, the old man, Kay's beloved guardian Carolina Louisa, and the Bishop of Tatchester and his entire staff are kidnapped in flying black taxis by a gang headed by the notorious shapeshifting wizard Abner Brown and his witch wife Sylvia Pouncer. What does Abner Brown want? The magic box that the old man has entrusted to Kay, which allows him to travel freely not only in space but in time and that just may allow him to rescue his friend, foil Abner Brown's plot, and save Christmas too.

At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding dream, The Box of Delights is a great English children's book in the tradition of The Wind and the Willows and The Chronicles of Narnia, as well as a perfect Christmas treat.

Synopsis:

Kay finds himself involved in a fantastic adventure when he becomes guardian of the mysterious Box of Delights.

Synopsis:

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of publishing classics of children's literature, we have put together a special set of our 20 best-selling titles for all ages.

Among the 20 titles included in this collection are books from Esther Averill's time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series;  titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths; James Thurber's The 13 Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont; Daniel Pinkwater's weird and wacky Lizard Music; and holiday favorites The Box of Delights by John Masefield and Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown.

The New York Review Children's Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite children's titles and to introduce those books to a new generation. The line includes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, the books set a new standard for the definition of a "classic."  

The covers feature a unified series design and all interior materials are carefully selected to reflect the period of original publication.  Each book has a three-piece, paper-over-board cover, cloth spine, and coordinating head- and foot-bands. All text is printed on acid-free paper stock and many titles include original endpapers, line art, and full-color illustrations.

The New York Review Children's Collection 10th Anniversary Set includes one copy of each of these 20 titles:

D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire, Preface by Michael Chabon

D’Aulaires’ Book of Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

D’Aulaires’ Book of Animals  by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

The Two Cars by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky by Esther Averill

Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill

Jenny’s Birthday Book by Esther Averill

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber,  illustrations by Marc Simont, introduction by Neil Gaiman

The Wonderful O by James Thurber, llustrations by Marc Simont

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrations by Fulvio Testa, introduction by Umberto Eco

Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater

Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf, illustrations by Robert Lawson

The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, introduction by Philip Pullman

Ounce Dice Trice by Alastair Reid, illustrations by Ben Shahn

The Bear That Wasn’t by Frank Tashlin

The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrations by Robert McCloskey

Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow, illustrations by Erik Blegvad

The Rescuers, text by Margery Sharp, illustrations by Garth Williams

The Box of Delights by John Masefield, illustrations by Judith Masefield

Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown

Synopsis:

'\'\\\'The New York Review Children\\\\\\\'s Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite titles and to introduce those books to a new generation of readers. The line publishes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, these books set a new standard for the definition of a \\\\\\\"classic.\\\\\\\"

Among the 40 titles included in this collection you will find Wee Gillis, a Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of The Story of Ferdinand; Esther Averill\\\\\\\'s time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series; The House of Arden by E. Nesbit, one of J.K. Rowling\\\\\\\'s favorite writers; several titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d\\\\\\\'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths and Book of Animals; James Thurber\\\\\\\'s The Thirteen Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont. Not to be missed is the classic animal adventure story Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford, the author of The Incredible Journey; Lucretia Hale\\\\\\\'s hilarious The Peterkin Papers; James Cloyd Bowman\\\\\\\'s Newbery Honor Book, Pecos Bill; and holiday favorites by John Masefield, The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.\\\'\''

About the Author

John Masefield (1878—1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, two novels Captain Margaret and Multitude and Solitude and a great deal of poetry, including his anthology Saltwater Ballads.

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Gold Gato, December 28, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
"The Wolves are Running!"

That phrase was the best part of this book for me. It stated immediate evil and drew me in, plus it kept me going when nothing else made sense. This John Masefield tale is a Christmas favourite for many and seems to have influenced the NARNIA saga. Alas, when it was first read to me as a child in an Aussie school, I just didn't get it. But then, I didn't like listening to the C.S. Lewis stories either, so maybe I was one of those Wolves. To give Mr. Masefield the full benefit of the doubt, I purchased thIS nicely bound New York Review edition, hoping for more structure. But, while I gained a little bit more appreciation, I remain under-whelmed by it all.

Young Kay still drove me crazy and I never knew when he was speaking to others or muttering to himself. This edition thankfully explains some of those issues by explaining that Masefield's original manuscript had never been corrected until now, which explains my original childhood bias. Long story short, the first publication of this book left several passages out, which the NYR edition fixes.

Summation:

STARFALL - Loss of one star for driving me crazy (how did Peter suddenly appear at the end), lack of structure, and the sudden ending.

STAR-RISE - Addition of one star for imagination (just as a child would think), pagan memories, and untouched slang of the 1930s.

Evens itself out.

Book Season = Winter (happy is that happy makes)
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frugalscholar, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by frugalscholar)
My father-in-law read this aloud to his children many years ago. It has long been unavailable in an unabridged edition. All the children (now in their 50s) wax rhapsodic about this. I can't wait to surprise them with this.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590172513
Author:
Masefield, John
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Illustrator:
Masefield, Judith
Author:
Various
Author:
Masefield, Judith
Author:
New York Review Book
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Great Britain - History - George VI, 1936-
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;christmas;children s;magic;children;adventure;children s fiction;children s literature;classic;british;england;novel;literature;20th century;classics;children s book;juvenile;witches
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BLACK and WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.8 x 5.75 x 0.9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 312 pages New York Review of Books - English 9781590172513 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Christmas ought to brought up to date, says tough little Maria Jones to her cousin Kay Harker. It ought to have gangsters, and aeroplanes, and a lot of automatic pistols. Before long her wish will be granted in the wonderful blend of adventure and magic that is John Masefield's The Box of Delights. Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty looking characters dressed up like men of the cloth. Arriving at his destination, the young boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a message he wants delivered: Tell them the wolves are running. Next thing you know, danger seems to lurk everywhere, as the cousin Maria, the old man, Kay's beloved guardian Carolina Louisa, and the Bishop of Tatchester and his entire staff are kidnapped in flying black taxis by a gang headed by the notorious shapeshifting wizard Abner Brown and his witch wife Sylvia Pouncer. What does Abner Brown want? The magic box that the old man has entrusted to Kay, which allows him to travel freely not only in space but in time and that just may allow him to rescue his friend, foil Abner Brown's plot, and save Christmas too.

At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding dream, The Box of Delights is a great English children's book in the tradition of The Wind and the Willows and The Chronicles of Narnia, as well as a perfect Christmas treat.

"Synopsis" by , Kay finds himself involved in a fantastic adventure when he becomes guardian of the mysterious Box of Delights.
"Synopsis" by , To celebrate the 10th anniversary of publishing classics of children's literature, we have put together a special set of our 20 best-selling titles for all ages.

Among the 20 titles included in this collection are books from Esther Averill's time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series;  titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths; James Thurber's The 13 Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont; Daniel Pinkwater's weird and wacky Lizard Music; and holiday favorites The Box of Delights by John Masefield and Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown.

The New York Review Children's Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite children's titles and to introduce those books to a new generation. The line includes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, the books set a new standard for the definition of a "classic."  

The covers feature a unified series design and all interior materials are carefully selected to reflect the period of original publication.  Each book has a three-piece, paper-over-board cover, cloth spine, and coordinating head- and foot-bands. All text is printed on acid-free paper stock and many titles include original endpapers, line art, and full-color illustrations.

The New York Review Children's Collection 10th Anniversary Set includes one copy of each of these 20 titles:

D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire, Preface by Michael Chabon

D’Aulaires’ Book of Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

D’Aulaires’ Book of Animals  by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

The Two Cars by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky by Esther Averill

Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill

Jenny’s Birthday Book by Esther Averill

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber,  illustrations by Marc Simont, introduction by Neil Gaiman

The Wonderful O by James Thurber, llustrations by Marc Simont

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrations by Fulvio Testa, introduction by Umberto Eco

Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater

Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf, illustrations by Robert Lawson

The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, introduction by Philip Pullman

Ounce Dice Trice by Alastair Reid, illustrations by Ben Shahn

The Bear That Wasn’t by Frank Tashlin

The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrations by Robert McCloskey

Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow, illustrations by Erik Blegvad

The Rescuers, text by Margery Sharp, illustrations by Garth Williams

The Box of Delights by John Masefield, illustrations by Judith Masefield

Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown

"Synopsis" by , '\'\\\'The New York Review Children\\\\\\\'s Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite titles and to introduce those books to a new generation of readers. The line publishes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, these books set a new standard for the definition of a \\\\\\\"classic.\\\\\\\"

Among the 40 titles included in this collection you will find Wee Gillis, a Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of The Story of Ferdinand; Esther Averill\\\\\\\'s time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series; The House of Arden by E. Nesbit, one of J.K. Rowling\\\\\\\'s favorite writers; several titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d\\\\\\\'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths and Book of Animals; James Thurber\\\\\\\'s The Thirteen Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont. Not to be missed is the classic animal adventure story Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford, the author of The Incredible Journey; Lucretia Hale\\\\\\\'s hilarious The Peterkin Papers; James Cloyd Bowman\\\\\\\'s Newbery Honor Book, Pecos Bill; and holiday favorites by John Masefield, The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.\\\'\''

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