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ISBN13: 9780679428138
ISBN10: 0679428135
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Publisher Comments:

'From A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan to Little Women and The Three Musketeers, the best of childrens fiction and poetry in enduring hardcover editions with colorful cloth sewn bindings and charming illustrationsmany in full color.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

A Apple Pie and Traditional Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Don Quixote of the Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children

Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse

Fables by Aeseop

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Jack the Giant Killer by Richard Doyle

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories by Charles Perrault

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Mother Gooses Nursery Rhymes

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Ride a Cock-horse and Other Rhymes and Stories Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.'

Synopsis:

Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

Synopsis:

When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earths children.

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to 'a wonderful faraway place'. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.

The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahl's eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven - the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before.

Quentin Blake, the first Childrens Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahls childrens books.

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thisismyview, February 25, 2013 (view all comments by thisismyview)
I loved the story and had read it many times already when I saw this edition and bought it again as it was such a lovely edition. The illustrations are amazing and the hardback cover with the gold writing makes it seem old and magical.
I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679428138
ill.:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Giants
Subject:
Orphans and orphans' homes
Subject:
Orphans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Giants -- Fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.26x6.43x.78 in. .99 lbs.
Age Level:
07-UP

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"Synopsis" by , Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
"Synopsis" by , When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earths children.
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