Everyman's Library Children's Classics Set

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From A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan to Little Women and The Three Musketeers, the best of children’s fiction and poetry in enduring hardcover editions with colorful cloth sewn bindings and charming illustrations—many in full color.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

A Apple Pie and Traditional Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Don Quixote of the Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children
Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse
Fables by Aeseop
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
Jack the Giant Killer by Richard Doyle
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories by Charles Perrault
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Ride a Cock-horse and Other Rhymes and Stories Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Everyman’s Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everyman’s Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

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Everyman's Library celebrates over 100 years of publishing with the Everyman's Library Children's Classic Set including 39 bestselling titles from their distinguished catalog. From Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan to Little Women and Treasure Island, Everyman's Library Children's Classics offer the best of children's fiction and poetry in enduring hardcover editions with colorful cloth sewn bindings and charming illustrations.

The History
Everyman's Library, which celebrated 100 years of publishing "distinguished classics" in 2006, was founded in 1906 by London publisher Joseph Malaby Dent with the purpose of publishing literature that would appeal "to every kind of reader: the worker, the student, the cultured man, the child, the man and the woman." Everyman's Library editions feature original introductions, up-to-date bibliographies, and complete chronologies of the authors' lives and works.

In 1992 Everyman’s Library launched a series of children’s classics, bringing back into print illustrators such as Aubrey Beardsley, Ivan Bilibin, Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, Mervyn Peake, Heath Robinson and his brother Charles.

Everyman's Library Children's Classics (Included in This Set)

A Christmas Carol

Russian Fairy Tales

Black Beauty

The Secret Garden

The Sleeping Beauty

Treasure Island

Jack the Giant Killer

Aesop's Fables


Peter Pan

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Everyman's Library Children's Classics: Meet the Illustrators

Russian Fairy Tales Illustrated by Ivan Bilibin

Ivan Bilibin (1876–1942) was born in Tarkhova, near St Petersburg, the son of a physician. Although he studied law and qualified as a lawyer in 1900, his heart was in drawing, for which he had a natural talent. Commissioned in 1899 by the Department for the Production of State Documents in Moscow to illustrate a series of fairy tales, he took four years to complete the task, which convinced him that book illustration was his vocation. In 1936, Bilibin was appointed Professor of Graphic Art at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St Petersburg.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

Kate Greenaway (1846–1901) was born in Hoxton, London, the daughter of a well-known engraver, John Greenaway. Her childhood days in the country, at the village of Rolleston in Nottinghamshire, were the inspiration for her very distinctive style of illustration. She showed her drawing talent early and held her first exhibition when she was only twenty-two. Ten years later the printer Edmund Evans engraved and published her collection of illustrated versus, Under the Window, which was an immediate commercial success. It was the first of many books that proved that quality picture books for children could be financially profitable.
Don Quixote of the Mancha Illustrated by Walter Crane

Walter Crane (1845–1915) was born in Liverpool, the son of a portrait painter in whose studio he worked as a boy, sketching the hands and faces of his father’s sitters. At fourteen he was sent to London as an apprentice to a wood-engraver, and in 1863 the printer Edmund Evans asked him to design and illustrate a series of ‘sixpenny toybooks’ for children. In all, he designed some fifty of these books, usually with fairy-story texts, sometimes with stories by his sister Lucy or himself. They became the most popular children’s books of the day and for the next thirty years Crane was pre-eminent as an illustrator.

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