A story of magic and mischief...unforgettable pictures by a master illustrator...a long-forgotten classic - what could be more delightful?
He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius, King Jesus, The Golden Fleece and Count Belisarius.
"Fantasy value here for power-hungry young imaginations. Maurice
Sendak's delightful pictures add a winning note of gaiety" * Kirkus
"Graves's fable of childish triumph over grownup rules and regulations is lent extra joyousness by Maurice Sendak's original line drawings" * Washington Post *
"First published in 1962, it remains a delight" * New York Times *
"A top-class read." -- Alex O'Connell * The Times *
"A gorgeous hardback edition ... Every child's dream and the A* finale of a top-class storybook" -- Alex O'Connell * The Times *