The Three Little Pigs, Series 606d, 1966


The Three Little Pigs, 1965.  This book, illustrated by Robert Lumley, was the 7th 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.  This version is quite a harsh lesson on life and death for a young child.  The first two little pigs don’t run away, as they do in some versions, but get eaten by the big bad wolf.  As a child I found this hard to accept, but it didn’t seem to put me off the book – and the duel of wits of the third pig and the wolf delighted me.

This copy:

The Three Little Pigs, matt boards, illustrated by Robert Lumley.  Poor condition and only serviceable as a reading copy.  The spine has mainly been lost and been recovered in green book tape.  The pages are well-turned and creased.  There’s a name on the front free endpaper. But it’s still solid and usable and can still be shared and enjoyed.  This book dates from the 1960s and has the original price of 2/6 printed inside.

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Weight 0.11 kg