Synopses & Reviews
'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.'
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.
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.
About the Author
(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.