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Nurse Matilda: The Collected Tales Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 10, 2005
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About the Author
Christianna Brand had a number of different occupations, including model, dancer, shop assistant, and governess. Brand herself admitted, "I write for no reason more pretentious than simply to entertain." She died in 1988.
Edward Ardizzone wrote and illustrated about twenty books for children and edited and illustrated two volumes of classic fairy tales over the course of his fifty-year career. He also wrote five books for adults and illustrated more than 150 books by other authors. He died in 1979.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I love this book because it makes it clear that even while she's teaching the children to behave, Nurse Matilda loves them not just in spite of their naughtiness, but because of it. The ineffectual parents are pretty funny, too. And the illustrations by Edward Ardizzone couldn't be more charming.
Be prepared for questions about Britishisms - e.g., the children eat swedes and roly-poly pudding with treacle, and the Baby wears a nappy. It all adds to the atmosphere.
I'll be eager to see the movie version, NANNY MCPHEE!
Clever illustrations, too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The tales are so similar they seem almost repetitive. The movie was a lot better.Published 16 months ago by AIYANNA
We enjoyed all 3 stories and comparing them with Nanny McPhee DVDs.Published 19 months ago by Ina Hudson
Vry good and interesting stories ! my grandson loved reading themPublished 23 months ago by Gerardine Reutens
I have watched both of the "Nanny McPhee" movies on TV several times and decided to buy them so that my great-niece could watch them with me. Read morePublished on April 13, 2014 by Spiral42
I read this entire book to my son when he was a small child as a bunch of small bedtime stories. Its Perfect for that. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by Melissa S Pugh
Fun old school kids stories .... not so politically correct that it is blah or so NOT correct that children and adults cannot enjoy it together.Published on April 17, 2012 by Nonz
You are steeped in the world of Nurse Matilda immediately and it is gratifying to see how faithful Emma Thompson was to the original!Published on April 16, 2012 by Karen Anderson