Author: BB (Denys Watkins-Pitchford)
About this set:
Slightly Foxed Cubs is a series of reissues of classic children’s books which will strike a nostalgic chord with many older readers and introduce a younger generation to writers whose marvellous books have, unaccountably, been allowed to slip out of print.
BB’s The Little Grey Men, Down the Bright Stream and Brendon Chase, including their original black-and-white illustrations, are available to order as a set in a new limited (un-numbered) cloth-bound edition of 2,000. We have the heroic quest of the last gnomes in England to find their missing brother, to then take the preilous journey sailing downstream towards the big river and the sea in search of a new home, and finally we have the adventure of three boys who run away from home to live in an eleven-thousand-acre forest.
This set includes:
The Little Grey Men
Down the Bright Stream
About the author:
Denys Watkins-Pitchford (1905–90), who wrote under the pseudonym ‘BB’, was the author of more than sixty books for adults and children. BB was both a writer and illustrator, and his charming original illustrations decorate these books. But above all he was a countryman, whose intimate and unsentimental knowledge of animals, birds and plants, as well as his gifts as a storyteller, make these books unique.
Growing up in a rural Northamptonshire rectory and thought too delicate to go to school, BB roamed the countryside alone. His nostalgic evocation of the unwrecked England of his childhood, inhabited by the last survivors of an ancient and characterful tribe of small people who live in total harmony with their surroundings, is magical.
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