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This amazing collection of eighteen stories introduces young readers to the best contemporary writers of fantasy. It also contains extracts from enduring classics such as C. S. Lewis's The Silver Chair, Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling and Five Children and It by E. Nesbit. Robin Lawrie's imaginative illustrations bring evil witches, a web-footed Marshwiggle and a very irritable dragon - among other bizarre characters - to life. Carefully selected by the renowned children's writer Diana Wynne Jones, this is an anthology to treasure.
Diana Wynne Jones is a distinguished writer of fantasy for both adults and children. She won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award in 1978 for Who Got Rid of Angus Flint? Her astonishingly inventive novels - including Fire and Hemlock and The Merlin Conspiracy - are warmly received by critics and fantasy fans alike. She lives in Bristol. Robin Lawrie has illustrated books and magazines for over 25 years. He has illustrated, among others, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Secret Garden and The Wind in the Willows. He lives in Shropshire.