Once Upon a Time in Great Britain: A Travel Guide to the Sights and Settings of Your Favorite Children's Stories / Edition 1

Once Upon a Time in Great Britain: A Travel Guide to the Sights and Settings of Your Favorite Children's Stories / Edition 1

by Melanie Wentz
     
 

Visiting England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales? Don't miss Narnia, Wonderland, Hogwarts and Middle-Earth!

If you're planning a trip abroad—or just a flight of fancy into literature's best-loved magical lands—Once Upon a Time in Great Britain is a wonderful chance to read all about the creation of your favorite children's books. This book is both a

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Visiting England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales? Don't miss Narnia, Wonderland, Hogwarts and Middle-Earth!

If you're planning a trip abroad—or just a flight of fancy into literature's best-loved magical lands—Once Upon a Time in Great Britain is a wonderful chance to read all about the creation of your favorite children's books. This book is both a practical travel guide for your family vacation to the UK, and a terrific source of armchair-travel fascination.

Each chapter covers classics such as Peter Rabbit and Paddington Bear for the youngest tourists, Alice in Wonderland, Kidnapped and The Secret Garden for the older kids, and C.S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books for everyone.

Read about the real chocolate factory that made such an impression on the young Roald Dahl, or the cozy pub where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien introduced their friends to Narnia and hobbits. Treat your kids to a visit to the real "100 Aker Wood" that helped A.A. Milne create Winnie the Pooh, or the station where Thomas the Tank Engine lives. And enjoy the many original illustrations that made the books so distinctive on their first publications.

From parents who grew up on Wind in the Willows, Mary Poppins and Peter Pan to kids who thrill to Harry Potter, Once Upon a Time in Great Britain is a must-have addition to the libraries of children-and adults-everywhere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312283384
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Part IMuch-Loved Classic Stories1
Peter Pan3
The Secret Garden15
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass23
The Wind in the Willows35
The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit49
The Dr. Dolittle Books63
The Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin Books71
The Borrowers and Bed-knob and Broomstick87
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories95
The Legend of Robin Hood109
Robert Louis Stevenson's Writings for Children117
Mary Poppins133
Part IIMore-Recent Favorites143
Watership Down145
Thomas the Tank Engine and Other Stories153
The Paddington Bear Stories163
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Other Stories171
Ring of Bright Water/The Otter's Tale181
The Harry Potter Stories189
The 101 Dalmations203
Part IIIBritish Favorites for American to Enjoy211
Greyfriars Bobby213
The Children of Green Knowe Stories219
The Postman Pat Stories227
Cider with Rosie or The Edge of Day233
The Railway Children and Other Stories241
Swallows and Amazons and Other Stories251
Bibliography263
Permissions265
Index267

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