Hard cover with dust jacket. Signs of wear to dust jacket include: some small, faint marks and a few small open and closed tears. The dust jacket is now wrapped in plastic. Tightly bound in blind stamped cloth boards. Some rubbing to the top and base of spine, otherwise there is very little shelf wear. A few small, faint marks and light foxing to pages, but they are free from notes. Dust jacket: Good Condition. Book: Good Condition.
"Wonderful things, good books, are they not? No matter what the weather out of doors may be, no matter how dreary the day has been, no matter what has gone wrong at school or in the home, a good story soon helps to smooth away the worry and care. Away we go with the author on adventure, mischief, or pleasure bent, and we have not time to worry about the things that are now past and gone."
While this quote reflects the attitudes of many a reader, it is taken from the editors' introduction to this collection of children's stories. This includes the works of Louisa May Alcott, The Brothers Grimm, and Hans Anderson among others. Black and white and colour illustrations throughout the book provide a charming accompaniment to these classic tales.
London, UK: Odhams Press Ltd, 1935