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Molly Whuppie (Picture Puffin)
Japanese edition of Molly Whuppie. Picture book by writer Walter De la Mare who represents Britain of the 20th century, about a Scotish fairy tale passed on for generations in a book marvously illustrated by Errol Le Cain. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
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This is my favorite children's tale, bar none. Walter De La Mare's version is the best I have heard and read, and the illustrations here are brilliant, similar to those of Trina Schart Hyman. This tale, an old Scottish story, deserves more notice for its brave and clever heroine, Mollie Whuppie.
Walter John de la Mare was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and The Listeners. He was descended from a family of French Huguenots, and was educated at St Paul's School. His first book, Songs of Childhood, was published under the name Walter Ramal. He worked in the statistics department of the London office of Standard Oil for eig ...moreMore about Walter de la Mare...