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Author: Joan Aiken Narrator: Lizza Aiken Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781101915721
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Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There’s a flying apple pie, a cat that’s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales.

Joan Aiken’s delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own. Kevin Hawkes’s illustrations — nearly 60 of them — capture with great flair and fun the magical adventures and the triumph of the good over the bad. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Magic has never been more elegantly shaped than in these effervescent short stories.”

    Guardian (London)

  • "[An] excellent short-story collection…With its fine-tuned combination of folklore and fun, this collection is a good source of imaginative tales to read alone or aloud.”

    Booklist

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About the Author

Joan Aiken (1924–2004) was the daughter of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Conrad Aiken and started writing herself from the age of five. During her lifetime she published over a hundred books for children and adults, including the acclaimed Wolves of Willoughby Chase, which began the Wolves Chronicles. In the UK she received an MBE from the Queen for her services to children’s literature.

About the Narrator

Lizza Aiken, daughter of Joan Aiken, studied in Paris with master teachers Etienne Decroux and Jacques LeCoq to become a mime. She toured with fringe theater groups, appearing in international festivals all over Europe in the 1970s and ’80s, before settling in Highgate, London. Lizza is now curating the Joan Aiken literary estate.