The Big Pancake, 1972. This book, illustrated by Robert Lumley, was the 23rd book in the original series of 27 Well-Loved Tales books.. The text, as always in the books of this series, was written by Vera Southgate.
As usual, the tales with lots of magical animals in them were given to Robert Lumley to illustrate but in this book, and here he uses humour, energy and observation to create images that will create real drama for a young child at bedtime – and out of very little! Lumley based the the pictures on local people (although not, perhaps, that of the errant pancake) and local scenery Apparently there is a whole genre of folk tales called ‘runaway food’ tales. Who knew?
The Big Pancake, matt boards, Illustrated by Robert Lumely. This copy has a bit of wear to the spine but not much to the boards and good, clean reading pages with only the odd, minor blemish. This copy dates to the mid-1970s and has the original price of 24p on the back.
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