Title: Ghostly Beasts
Author: Joan Aiken
Illustrator: Amanda Harvey
Year: 2002 (First Edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Description: Amongst the most popular of Joan Aiken's short stories are those concerning animals, and in this marvellously evocative collection the ghostly backgrounds give an added richness of content.
There are tales for all tastes – the ghost of a devoted dog saves a young girl's life; a snowhorse rescues a boy from an evil master; and in two haunting stories, The Winter Sleepwalker and The Dancers, bears play a mysterious role in the fate of humans.
In her striking, full-colour illustrations, Amanda Harvey has caught the intense, elusive atmosphere to perfection.
Also includes a number of poems not previously published in the UK.
Unclipped (£12.99) jacket is in excellent condition with only minor creasing at the rear and a small tear on the rear flap. The book itself is effectively in the same condition in which it left the publisher: the boards are perfectly straight, and the tightly bound pages are clean and glossy.
Measures 25.5 cm × 19.5 cm (10.2″ × 7.8″). 4to. 143 pp.