Synopses & Reviews
All your favorite, classic boy characters, past and present, are gathered together in one terrific treasury. From the classics Pinocchio, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Peter Pan, Oliver Twist, and The Jungle Book, to modern favorites such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Butterfly Lion, Great Boy Stories offers a selection of tales to inspire and enrich young lives. Generously illustrated throughout by some of today's most celebrated artists, this is a book to be cherished and passed down from one generation to the next. A short introduction to each character, and brief notes on the authors, make this volume a rich family resource. The perfect gift for any boy!
Many of these "boy stories" would make great read-alouds for younger children.
School Library JournalThe stories will appeal to a broad age range...
In this treasury of classics from children's literature, readers will find their favorite boy characters, past and present. Includes characters from "Pinocchio, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Peter Pan, Oliver Twist", and "The Jungle Book". Full-color plates.
This handsome collection of carefully chosen and beautifully illustrated extracts celebrates favorite boy characters from children's literature. A new generation of readers will be delighted and inspired by the antics and adventures of timeless heroes such as Tom Sawyer, Oliver Twist, Peter Pan, and Winnie-the-Pooh.
About the Author
Michael Morpurgo is the author of more than fifty books for children and has had several of his novels adapted for film and television.