This book includes twelve stories written for the author's daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed! Drawing occasionally on well-known fairy tales, and skillfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour, originality and charm. And Polly, not scared at all, outwits the wolf on each and every occasion!
"How resourceful Polly outwits the wolf who eagerly stalks her in the hope of eating her is a masterly blend of risk-taking and triumph. Plenty of literary allusions – the wolf is familiar with the story of Little Red Riding Hood and knows all about how magic beans grow." The Guardian
"Catherine Storr's children's books were a shining exception to the bland and "safe" fantasies that were typical of so much post-war children's literature; as a result both Clever Polly and Marianne Dreams remain in print." The Daily Telegraph; Storr’s obituary from 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
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