A Children's Treasury of Milligan: Classic Stories and Poems by Spike Milligan

A Children's Treasury of Milligan: Classic Stories and Poems by Spike Milligan

Hardback

By (author) Spike Milligan

$23.93
List price $26.69
You save $2.76 10% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: Virgin Books
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 242mm x 20mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1852273216
  • ISBN 13: 9781852273217
  • Illustrations note: Full colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 14,397

Product description

Spike Milligan's publishing career began over forty years ago when Silly Verse for Kids was published in 1959. His poems were inspired by listening to his own children, and subsequently his grandchildren, and marvelling at the way they could invent new words or incorporate sound effects into their everyday language. Spike did not regard children as small adults, but as entirely different species who lived in a secret, magical world that very few adults understood. For decades he delved into this world, delighting children - and adults - of all ages with his poems and stories. Illustrated throughout with Spike's own drawings and specially commissioned artworks, this is an ideal read-alone or read-aloud book for Spike fans of all ages, featuring: Silly Verse for Kids (1959), The Bald Twit Lion (1968), A Book of Milliganimals (1968), Unspun Socks from a Chicken's Laundry (1968), Sir Nobonk and the Terrible, Awful, Dreadful, Nasty Dragon (1982), and Startling Verse for All the Family (1987).

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Spike Milligan, the much-loved entertainer, broadcaster and writer, was widely regarded as the most influential British comedian since the Second World War. On his death in 2002, he was remembered as an 'irreverent and hysterical presence' by Prince Charles. Fellow comedian and writer Stephen Fry described Milligan's writing as 'absolutely immortal'. He was awarded a CBE in 1992 and an honorary knighthood in 2001.

Review quote

"A wonderful collection of Spike's stories and poetry for children. Some of them are funny, some of them downright strange, but they're all inventive, and imaginative" Good Housekeeping "Spike's illustrated autobiography will delight his many fans. Happily, the Family Album is untrammeled Milligan. The temptation to be sensible is resisted" Books Magazine