Synopses & Reviews
Four classic stories about the most famous nanny in the world, all together in a fabulous new boxed set!and#160;Who can slide up banisters, banish naughtiness with a swift andquot;Spit-spot,andquot; and turn a make-believe sidewalk drawing into a lovely day in the park? Mary Poppins, of course! From the moment the beloved nanny arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life for the Banks family is full of excitement. This box set features four adventures in paperback: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park.and#160;
Praise for the Borrowers books:
"A book that begs to be shared."--The Horn Book
"The magic and charm of the writing convince children and grown-ups, too, that Borrowers really do exist."--School Library Journal
"It is not mere extravagance that has prompted comparisons of these books with The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland, for like the truly great writers of fantasy, Mary Norton is truly original."--The New York Times Book Review
Fourand#160;delightful tales of Mary Poppins, together in a handsome boxed set.
Three delightful tales of Mary Poppins are packaged together in a handsome boxed set: "Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back," and "Mary Poppins Opens the Door." Illustrations.
A BIG box for three tiny heroes . . .
Mary Nortonand#8217;s beloved, best-selling books about the tiny, stouthearted Borrowers are now available together in one gorgeous package, perfect for gift giving. Put this boxed set into the hands of little peopleand#8212;or of any reader who delights in classic adventure. Includes paperback editions of The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, and The Borrowers Avenged.
An essential library of four unforgettable Newbery Medal winners. Includes beautiful paperback editions of four classic winners of the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry with an all-new introduction by the author; Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott ODell, with an all-new introduction by Lois Lowry; The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare; with an all-new introduction by Karen Cushman; and A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. Includes Parks Newbery Medal acceptance speech.
About the Author
won the Newbery Medal in 1990 for Number the Stars
and in 1994 for The Giver.
She is known for her versatility and invention as a writer and has written more than thirty books for children and young adults. Her countless honors include the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Readers Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.
Scott O'Dell won the Newbery Medal in 1961 for Island of the Blue Dolphins. Among his many other literary awards was a Newbery Honor for The Black Pearl and the Hans Christian Anderson Award for his body of work, the highest international award given to an author of children's books. ODell wrote twenty six books for children before his death at the age of 91. Island of the Blue Dolphins was his first. It's been translated into nineteen languages, and, after fifty years, is still read by children around the world. In 1976 the Children's Literature Association named Island of the Blue Dolphins one of the ten best American children's books of the past two hundred years.
Elizabeth George Speare won the Newbery Medal in 1959 for The Witch of Blackbird Pond and in 1962 for The Bronze Bow. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1983 for The Sign of the Beaver, and in 1989 she was presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her substantial and enduring contribution to childrens literature. Of her beginnings as a writer working on Witch of Blackbird Pond she said: "Then one day I stumbled on a true story from New England history with a character who seemed to me an ideal heroine. Though I had my first historical novel almost by accident it soon proved to be an absorbing hobby." She died in 1994. Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal in 2002 for A Single Shard. She has written many other novels, several picture books, and poetry, including Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) and most recently A Long Walk to Water, a novel about Sudan based on a true story. She lives in Rochester, New York with her family and is a devoted fan of the New York Mets. Visit her website at www.lspark.com.