Isabel Wyatt (1901-1992) was born in England. She spent many years teaching young children and was then, until her retirement in 1965, co-director of studies at Hawkwood College in Gloucestershire. She wrote many books for children, including The Seven-Year-Old Wonder Book, The Eight-Year-Old Legend Book, Magical Wonder Tales, Norse Hero Tales, The Legends of King Arthur, Legends of the Norse King, and Hay For My Ox.
'A beautiful picture book version of a classic tale by Isabel Wyatt. The large format of the book allows the images to flow across the double page spread! The watercolour illustrations by Sara Parrilli are rich in colour and bring the story to life for younger children. A story with a message that is very relevant to our society today - where everyone wants things quickly with minimal effort! Children are taught that sometimes it will take a little bit longer - and require a little bit more effort in order to see results.' -- Elmfield Gifts