We are taken to peculiar lands where all the magical things that only seem to happen in dreams really do happen. We meet strange creatures by going the wrong way up a one-way street. We learn about what a peculiar muddle your presents can get into when your birthday cake is baked with a wishing spoon. And if you manage to save the king of grasshoppers from drowning in your soup, what wonderful rewards may come your way!
A magical collection of short stories from best-selling author Joan Aiken.
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- MARGARET ASPDEN
Joan Aiken is a marvellous writer whose imagination is boundless. Although I am nearly 60 I bought this for myself and listen to a part of it in bed at night to help me sleep. I use the timer facility so that it stops after 30 minutes, but I never hear the end because I am asleep before then! This is not a criticism, it is actually lavish praise. The images she brings to life are so well drawn that it reminds me of being read to in bed as a child. Very comforting. The writers target audience, children, would love this book as much as I do. Of that I am sure. I have bought two other audio books from this author and use them in the same way. Maybe more insomniacs should try it.
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