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  • 4 stars across 25 books
    Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child's experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children's literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.

    Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

    In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits' Wedding (HarperCollins).
    3rd June 2010

    Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web: A Puffin Modern Classic by E B WhiteThis is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pi... More

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    2nd June 2016

    Charlotte's Web

    A beautiful hardback edition of Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. This lovely edition is part of the highly collectible Pu... More

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    1st October 2012

    Little House on the Prairie

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. The sun-kissed... More

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    27th March 2014

    On the Banks of Plum Creek

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. After all th... More

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    27th February 2014

    Little House in the Big Woods

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. Inside the l... More

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    21st September 2015

    The World of Little House

    Laura Ingalls Wilder is the original pioneer girl, and her Little House books were inspired by the events of her life.... More

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    1st July 2002

    Charlotte's Web

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    1st March 1996

    Gwe Gwenhwyfar

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    1st March 2003

    The Sailor Dog

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    1st October 2009

    On the Banks of Plum Creek

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. After all thei... More

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    11th September 2014

    The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories

    This award-winning cookbook features more than 100 of the recipes that Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles in her classi... More

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    4th November 2008

    Little Fur Family

    There was a little fur family warm as toast smaller than most in little fur coats and they lived in a warm wooden... More

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    1st December 2016

    Little House Coloring Book

    A beautifully designed coloring book featuring classic artwork by Garth Williams and quotes from all nine original L... More

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    22nd September 1997

    Ride a Purple Pelican

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    19th June 2000

    Stuart Little

    Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans he lives in New York City with his parents, his older bro... More

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    1st July 1969

    Charlotte's Web

    An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above h... More

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    12th May 1989

    Amigo

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    22nd July 2014

    DEAN Little House on the Prairie (abandon)

    Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. The sun-kiss... More

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