The Mammoth Wonder Book for Children -1935


Mammoth Wonder Book illustration-1935

The Mammoth Wonder Book for Children, 1935
edited by John R. Crossland and J.M. Parrish

A delighful children’s book, including 120 Classic Stories and Poems, with contributions by John Masefield, Hilaire Belloc, W. B. Yeats, Walter de la Mare, W.M. Thackeray, John Drinkwater, J.S. Fletcher, Stephen Southwold, Katharine Tynan, Alfred Noyes, E.V. Lucas, J.J. Bell, Michael Fairless, Rose Fyleman, and Sir Henry Newbolt, also five full-page colour illustrations by Anne Anderson, and over 450 illustrations by well-known artists, such as Ernest Aris, D.C. Eyles, Molly Brett, and Harry Rountree.

Here are some of the stories to entertain your child – for several months!

  • The Story of Hiawatha (Longfellow, retold)
  • Little White Lily (George Macdonald)
  • Peredur, the Son of Evrawc (The Mabinogion)
  • The Frog (Hilaire Belloc)
  • Cousin Helen’s Visit (Susan Coolidge)
  • The Lamplighter (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • King Lear (Shakespeare, retold by Chas. and Mary Lamb)
  • As You Like It (Shakespeare, retold by Chas. and Mary Lamb)
  • The Land of Storybooks (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • The Torch of Life (Sir Henry Newbolt)
  • The Good Fairy (J.J. Bell)
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence (Katharine Tynan)
  • Topsy (H. Beecher Stowe)
  • The Discontented Daffodils (Michael Fairless)
  • Why the Blackbird is Black (R.I. Goodchild)
  • Jo Meets Apollyon (Louisa M. Alcott)
  • The Inquisitive Girl (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  • The Little Old Lady (Rose Fyleman)
  • Smith Family Robinson (Violet M. Methley)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss)
  • The Windmill (E.V. Lucas)
  • The Secret Door (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  • Stalky Jack (William Brighty Rands)
  • The Settlers in Canada (Captain Marryat)
  • Dandelion Clocks (Barbara E. Todd)
  • The Green Donkey Driver (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • A Vision of Children (Thomas Ashe)
  • The Fish Junk (Lydia S. Graham)
  • The Tiger (William Blake)
  • The Red Shoes (Hans Andersen)
  • Jabberwocky (Lewis Carroll)
  • The Story of Childe Charity (Frances Browne)
  • The Starlings (Charles Kingsley)
  • Ferdinand Croak (John Horner)
  • Dream-Pedlary (Thomas Lovell Beddoes)
  • The Rose and the Ring (William Makepeace Thackeray)
  • The Mocking Fairy (Walter de la Mare)
  • The Ballad of Dick Turpin (Alfred Noyes)
  • The Red Cross Knight (Mrs Thomas Hardy)
  • Dobbin (Alfred Noyes)
  • The Use of Flowers (Mary Howitt)
  • Great Claus and Little Claus (Hans Andersen)
  • Laugh and Be Merry (John Masefield)
  • The Father of Railways (John R. Crossland)
  • The Dream of a Boy who lived at Nine Elms (William Brighty Rands)
  • The Dream of a Girl who lived at Seven Oaks (William Brighty Rands)
  • How Santa Claus Came to Simpson’s Bar (Bret Harte)
  • Bed-time (Thomas Hood)
  • Loch invar (Sir Walter Scott)
  • My Native Land (Sir Walter Scott)
  • The Beggar Boy at Christ’s Christmas Tree (Feodor Dostoievsky)
  • Abou Ben Adhem (Leigh Hunt)
  • The Chimes (Charles Dickens)
  • The Fighting Temeraire (Sir Henry Newbolt)
  • The Enchanted Ark (S.G. Hulme Beaman)
  • The Arrow and the Song (H.W. Longfellow)
  • The Wooden Pig (John Drinkwater)
  • What the Sun Made (Stephen Southwold)
  • A Sea Goddess (The Duchess of Newcastle)
  • The Water Performance (Algernon Blackwood)
  • The Stolen Child (W. B. Yeats)
  • Farmer Weathersky (Sir George Dasent)
  • Alone in a Wide, Wide Sea (J.S. Fletcher)

    …..and, of course, stories from the inevitable Brothers Grimm, Aesop’s Fables and Hans Christian Andersen.

Mammoth Wonder Book - 1935

Hardback in red, decorative cloth, quarto size, pp768, illustrated throughout. Very attractive double-page full-colour endpaper illustrations by Rene Bull.

This copy is in Fair condition (cloth quite heavily frayed at head and tail of spine, back endpaper torn and well taped, several smaller closed tears and chips to the text and the bottom gutter of two of the full-page illustrations; despite that, the contents are tight and smart as a whole; no dustjacket).

Odhams Press, 1935

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