Box of Delights by John Masefield
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Box of Delights
By John Masefield

The Box of Delights

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Box of Delights by John Masefield

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'Two of the greatest children's books ever written' - The Times on Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk. 'And now, Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite?' A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time. But Kay is in danger: Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on it. The police don't believe Kay, so when his family and the Bishop are scrobbled up just before Christmas, he knows he must act alone ...John Masefield's classic children's book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children's fiction. Magical, fantastical and filled with vivid, rich characters - brought to life in this edition by Quentin Blake's stunning artwork - The Box of Delights and its sequel The Midnight Folk are a must-read for any child.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405210119
ISBN-10: 1405210117
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Egmont Books Ltd
Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Children's Books of Yesterday by John Masefield Children's Books of Yesterday, Paperback (February 2015)

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Box of Delights by John Masefield Box of Delights, Paperback (March 2014)

A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time. But Kay is in danger: Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on it. The police don't believe Kay, so when his family and the Bishop are scrobbled up just before Christmas, he knows he must act alone.

Right Royal by John Masefield Right Royal, Hardback (November 2013)

A tale of exhilaration and heartbreak, folly and love, this is a spell-binding piece of flowing writing by one of Britain's finest poets.

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Author Biography - John Masefield

John Masefield was born in 1878 in Hertfordshire. After leaving school he went to sea, but deserted his ship when the urge to write professionally overtook him. He spent two years doing odd jobs in New York whilst learning his craft as a writer. He moved back to England in 1897. After serving in the First World War, Masefield became a full time writer, writing many popular novels and collections of poetry, including the children's novels The Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1930. He was a prolific writer until his death in 1967. His ashes are buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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