Title: The Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme, Book 10a: Adventure on the island
Author: W. Murray
Illustrator: J.H. Wingfield
Year: 1966
Publisher: Ladybird Books Ltd.
Binding: Hardback
Remarks: '80s reprint
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: Loughborough's famous duo – Peter and Jane – are spending their summer hols on an island purchased by their rich uncle – as you do. Whilst on the island, a sudden storm comes and sends the speedboat they arrived in out to sea, cutting off their only means of return…

Lovely full-page, colour illustrations grace every other page – including one depicting a wonderfully nostalgic '60s kitchen scene, complete with PG Tips and Heinz Tomato Soup! Interestingly, most of the illustrations have been 'updated' for the '80s in this edition. Peter has some rather more colourful swimming trunks, whilst Jane has been made prettier and is sporting a new hairstyle (having lost that '60s hairband). Both children have also had their wardrobes updated.

On the whole, pages are in excellent condition: crease-free with no foxing or other markings whatsoever – though a handful have some minor marks. The covers are in good condition, but are quite heavily rubbed along the edges. There is also a minor mark on the front cover and a small (2 mm/0.08″) dent on the right hand side of the front and rear boards (refer to image). As is the case with most matt board Ladybirds, the head and tail of the spine and the corners have been bumped. Binding is very tight.

Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.

Price: £4.95

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