The Selfish Giant and Other Stories

By Oscar Wilde

Illustrated by Philip Waechter

Age range: 9–11

ISBN: 9781847494979

256 pages

RRP: £5.59

When the Selfish Giant decides to build a wall around his garden to prevent the children from playing in it, it becomes barren and stuck in perpetual winter. It takes a wonderful event and the heart of a young boy for him to realize the error of his ways.

A classic tale for children, ‘The Selfish Giant’ is presented here with all of Oscar Wilde’s other fairy stories – ‘The Happy Prince’, ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, ‘The Devoted Friend’, ‘The Remarkable Rocket’, ‘The Young King’, ‘The Birthday of the Infanta’, ‘The Fisherman and His Soul’ and ‘The Star-Child’ – brought to life by Philip Waechter’s bright and imaginative illustrations.

This edition contains extra material for young readers, including a section on ‘What’s in a Tale?’, a glossary and a test-yourself quiz.

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  • Perfectly poignant

    Aldershot News & Mail

Oscar Wilde

Famed for his brilliant wit, Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was a prolific writer and one of the most successful playwrights of Victorian Britain, as well as a champion for the values of Aestheticism.