21 September 2012

Look out for these new books by Quentin Blake!

Collected here are nine beautiful complete picture books: his best-loved characters, classic stories and marvellous rhymes - together for the first time in a treasury to be shared and enjoyed by everyone.

The Quentin Blake Treasury contains:

All Join In *  Quentin Blake's Nursery Rhyme Book *  Patrick  *  Angelica Sprocket's Pockets  *  Mister Magnolia  *  Quentin Blake's ABC  *  Cockatoos  *  Angel Pavement  *  Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road.

Publisher: Jonathan Cape (Hardback)
ISBN: 978-0-857-55047-7
Publication date: 27 September 2012
Price: £19.99

Jack and Nancy by Quentin Blake: an old favourite, now back in print

Jack and Nancy always wanted to go on an adventure but then they unexpectedly get blown away to one!  Jack and Nancy love to hear the sailors tell of adventures far away.  But one day, they are walking on the cliffs and it starts to rain, so Jack puts up his umbrella.  But the wind picks up and they are blown away to an exotic island.  How will they get back home?  A beautiful new edition of one of Quentin Blake's first picture books (written in 1971).

Publisher: Red Fox (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-849-41689-4
Publication date: 27 September 2012
Price: £5.99

Three Tales of Magic and Mischiefby Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Three of Roald Dahl's classic stories in one volume, full of of magic and mischief:
- George's Marvellous Medicine
- The Witches
- Matilda

Publisher: Jonathan Cape (hardback)
ISBN: 978-0-8575-5073-6
Publication date: September 2012
Price: £14.99

Rosie's Magic Horse by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Quentin Blake

This story begins with an ice-lolly stick.  Its sweetness gone, it lies discarded and lonely ... until a little girl called Rosie comes along.  She places it carefully in her cigar box, full of other sticks.  At the stroke of midnight, magic and dreams collide and a horse gallops out of the cigar box.  His name is Stickerino.  'Where to?' he asks Rosie.  'Anywhere with treasure!' she answers, and hops on its back.  Then begins an adventure like no other...

Written specially by Russell Hoban for Quentin Blake to illustrate, this story was among the last things Russell Hoban wrote before his death in 2011.

Publisher: Walker Books (hardback)
ISBN: 978-1-4063-3982-6
Publication date: September 2012
Price: £12.99