Author(s): Philippa Pearce
This is a wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's-book talents. Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies her home to see they're all right. The second night her little horse gallops her back. But the third night, when she sails home in a magic boat, the family aren't there. Amy cries all the way back to Granny's where she finds her mum, brother and dog waiting for her. They have come early so they can all go to a funfair the next day. A wonderfully reassuring, magical tale, written by Philippa Pearce and beautifully imagined by Helen Craig. This is a wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about a young girl's first night away from home. It is a charming collaboration between two children's book greats - Philippa Pearce and Helen Craig. Philippa Pearce is best known for Tom's Midnight Garden and other classic novels. Helen Craig is best known for the Angelina Ballerina series.
PUBLICATION MAY 2014
Philippa Pearce is one of the twentieth century's greatest children's writers. Her books include Tom's Midnight Garden, winner of the Carnegie Medal; Minnow on the Say; A Dog So Small; The Battle of Bubble and Squeak, winner of the Whitbread Award; The Squirrel Wife and A Finder's Magic (9781406319828). Philippa Pearce died in December 2006. Helen Craig is the widely acclaimed illustrator of the This Is the Bear series, A Finder's Magic, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, One Windy Wednesday, and the hugely popular Angelina Ballerina stories. Helen lives in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire.