Catherine Storr (1913?2001) was a prolific author of children's books, in addition to plays, short stories, and a novel that was adapted into an opera libretto. She is best known for theClever Polly and the Stupid Wolf stories and Marianne Dreams.
Marjorie Ann Watts trained as a painter and illustrator in the 1940s, subsequently working as an art editor and typographer. She then worked as an illustrator before beginning to write and illustrate her own books for children. She has written a novel and a guide to European painting for young people; published a collection of short stories,Are They Funny, Are They Dead?; and recently published a memoir of growing up in wartime London. Watts lives in London.
Jill Bennett is the illustrator of over fifty children's books, including Roald Dahl'sFantastic Mr. Fox and Danny the Champion of the World, and books by Helen Cresswell and Dick King-Smith.
All four Clever Polly books in one volume including Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, Polly and the Wolf Again, Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf and More Stories of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf....
The blundering, endearing wolf is still determined to prove himself cleverer than Polly - but the resolute and affectionate Polly outwits him every time! Skilfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour and are accompanied by the original charming original black and white line drawings by Marjorie-Ann Watts.
The wolf is back again and determined to eat Polly. He set up all kinds of traps to try and get her into his clutches, but Polly is just too clever for him - until one day when things take a very unexpected turn - perhaps the stupid wolf is not quite so stupid after all...!
'I could get in,' Marianne thought, 'if there was a person inside the house. There has got to be a person. I can't get in unless there is somebody there. 'Why isn't there someone in the house?' she cried to the empty world around her.
The wolf is up to his old tricks again. He's trying to fool Polly so that he can gobble her up. He has thought of several new ways of getting her into his clutches, but the stupid wolf is no match for clever Polly.
'I could get in,' Marianne thought, 'if there was a person inside the house. I can't get in unless there is somebody there.'
A powerful and haunting classic about a girl haunted by her own dreams.
Ill and bored with having to stay in bed, Marianne picks up a pencil and starts doodling - a house, a garden, a boy at the window.
Watcher at the Window is for Year 5-6/P6-7 shared, guided and independent reading. It is an adventure text and is part of Longman Band 13 ages 9-10.
Longman Book Project fiction books excite all readers with an exceptionally variety of major children's authors and illustrators.
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