Walker Books Ltd, 2008, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First, Illustrated By: Helen Craig
white illustrated board covers; green end-papers decorated with a dog motif; Tills dog, Bess, is missing. He thinks she's gone for ever and he's in despair. But then Till meets a strange little man, who introduces himself as "a Finder" and offers to help. Together, Till and Finder question likely witnesses: a heron, a mole and a riddling cat, as well as two old ladies, Miss Gammer and Miss Mousy. But Finder is a mysterious figure and Till begins to wonder if he can trust him. Part detective story, part fairytale, A Finder'sMagic has mystery, magic, darkness and light, and all the emotional truth that is the author's hallmark. Philippa Pearce is one of the twentieth century's greatest and best-loved children's writers. Her titles include Tom'sMidnight Garden, winner of the Carnegie Medal, The Battle of Bubble and Squeak, winner of the Whitbread Award, Minnow on the Say, A Dog So Small and TheLittle Gentleman. A Finder'sMagic is the last book she wrote before she died in 2006, and in it she seems to gather together her favourite themes, her favourite landscapes and, above all, her family. She wrote it for her two grandsons, to be illustrated by their other grandmother, Helen Craig, a collaboration she had long wanted to achieve. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 127 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Black titles spine. illustrated by colour & b/w. drawings. Illustrator: Helen Craig. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children; Childrens; Childrens Fiction; Fiction. ISBN: 1406309222. ISBN/EAN: 9781406309225. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3244.