Another wonderful treasury of timeless children's stories that will appeal to New Zealand families - adults and children - as has been proven by the success of Volumes 1, 2 and 3. From picture books to poems to excerpts from brilliantly written stories for older children, the appeal of this value-for-money bumper book is vast. This beautiful treasury contains stories from some of our best-loved writing for children. The original illustrations from the books have been reproduced in a lively and colourful design. This is New Zealand's children's writing at its best - from the contemporary to the classic - written and illustrated by some of New Zealand's best: Ruth Dallas, Lynley Dodd, Lauris Edmond, Janet Frame, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, Phyllis Johnston, Jack Lasenby, Margaret Mahy, Rachel McAlpine, Kingi McKinnon, Cilla McQueen, John Parker and many more.
Compiled by Jenni Keestra, one of New Zealand's most knowledgeable children's booksellers. Jenni and her mother owned Jabberwocky Books for many years and are members of the Children's Literature Foundation. Jenny is well respected among children's writers and has a good network of contacts. Jenni is currently a senior staff member at Whitcoulls.