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The author of the book: Joyce Lankester Brisley
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Edition: Pan MacMillan
Date of issue: October 22nd 2015
ISBN 13: 9781447290469
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This is a lovely edition of a classic children’s book. It is a large format paperback and contains the original illustrations, but in colour. The publishers have kept to the original feel of the books, so the illustrations have a nice, retro feel to them and, often, part of the pictures are left black and white – which not only allows the characters to stand out, but also keeps that old-fashioned feeling.
There are ten stories in this volume of stories:
Milly-Molly-Mandy Gets up Early
Milly-Molly-Mandy Has a Surprise
Milly-Molly-Mandy Gets Up a Tree
Milly-Molly-Mandy Goes to a Concert
Milly-Molly-Mandy Has her Photo Taken
Milly-Molly-Mandy Goes to the Pictures
Milly-Molly-Mandy Goes for a Picnic
Milly-Molly-Mandy Looks for a Name
Milly-Molly-Mandy Gets Locked In
Milly-Molly-Mandy’s Mother Goes Away
These are delightful stories and really timeless, despite the fact that I imagine it could be hard to relate to some of the things mentioned in these books now. Even as a child myself, reading them in the late 1960’s they seemed like a different world. However, my daughter seems to take the differences in her stride and found it fascinating that you could only have your photograph taken by a professional photographer, for example, or that it was a real treat to go for a ride in a car. The only doubt she expressed was when Little Friend Susan’s mother called her baby Doris! However, with names coming back into fashion all the time, who is to say that this rather old-fashioned name will not, one day, make a reappearance…
Either way, the book, and this edition in particular, is a complete joy. This collection, plus the original “Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories,” are both available as colour editions and are the perfect introduction to this lovely world, charming characters and are a really fantastic addition to any child’s bookshelves.
This review is for the large format paperback colour edition of this book.
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Read information about the authorJoyce Lankester Brisley (6 February 1896 – 1978) was an English writer. She is most noted for writing and illustrating the Milly-Molly-Mandy series, which were first printed in 1925 by the Christian Science Monitor.
The second of three daughters of George Brisley, a pharmacist, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, Brisley's sisters - Ethel Constance, the eldest, and Nina Kennard, the youngest - were also illustrators. They studied art firstly at Hastings School of Art, then, following their parents' divorce in 1912 and the subsequent relocation of the girls and their father to Brixton, at Lambeth School of Art.
All three sisters illustrated postcards for the publisher Alfred Vivian Mansell & Co., with Nina (who also illustrated Elinor Brent-Dyer's Chalet School series) and Ethel becoming quite prolific. Brisley died in September 1978 at the age of 82.
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