This title combines what was originally the fourth series of four stories from the 16 titles in the 1980s classic Tales from Fern Hollow series. These gently humorous stories are written and illustrated by English author/illustrator, John Patience, with 64 pages of detailed, colourful and cheerful illustrations depicting the animal characters of the village of Fern Hollow, tucked away somewhere in the countryside of Edwardian England.
As the inhabitants of Fern Hollow go about their daily lives, there are small adventures to enjoy and little mishaps to overcome. Everyone lends a helping hand and there's always a happy ending - and usually a feast for everyone to share in celebration.
Characters in this collection include: Spike Willowbank (hedgehog), Sigmund Swamp (toad); Pippa and Patch Bouncer (rabbits); Miss Crisp (fox); Brock Gruffy (badger); Snitch and Snatch the wicked weasels.
The map on the endpapers helps children find their way around the village and appeared in every single title in the Fern Hollow series. Children really love the map and enjoy pointing out where all their favourite Fern Hollow Characters lived and all the stories take place. Naturally, we have retained the map in this new collection.
These stories of animal folk have an enduring charm. A generation of people who had the Fern Hollow stories read to them as children have now grown up and are buying the books to read with their own children. Parents who read the books with their children back in the 1980s and 1990s are now enjoying them all over again with their grandchildren. Four hardback collections incorporate all 16 of the original storybook titles and The Seasons in Fern Hollow (the forerunner to the Tales from Fern Hollow series) is now available again in a 40th Anniversary hardback edition
This item is Non-Returnable
- ISBN-13: 9781916276918
- ISBN-10: 1916276911
- Publisher: Talewater Press
- Publish Date: November 2019
- Dimensions: 10.88 x 8 x 0.38 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.13 pounds
- Page Count: 80
- Reading Level: Ages 3-10