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Usually, books of this quality are heavy hard covers with gilt edges that are tough to prop up while reading in bed...Detailed black and white illustrations on just about every other page are charming. The entire format is friendly and appealing, making the book wonderfully accessible for young children.
Edward Blishen won the Carnegie Medal with Leon Garfield for the God Beneath the Sea (1970). For Kingfisher he has compiled several collections in the Treasury of Stories series and Children's Classics to Read Aloud. Patricia Ludlow has illustrated many children's books, including several on fairies and dragons, as well as the Fantasy Encyclopedia.
Edward BlishenNancy BlishenPatricia Ludlow