Beautiful new Vintage Children's Classics hardback edition, with colour illustrations by Anthony Browne, released for the 25th anniversary of publication of Ian McEwan's story of a young boy's weird and wonderful daydreams.
‘A classic’ Financial Times
The trouble with being a daydreamer who doesn’t say much, like Peter Fortune, is that people are likely to think you are rather stupid or dull. No one can see the amazing things that are going on in your head, such as swapping bodies with a cat, or a baby; vanquishing the school bully; or discovering a mysterious cream that makes your family disappear. Peter learns that the best thing to do, if he wants people to understand him, is to write down some of the things that happen to him while he is staring out of the window or lying on his back looking at the sky. So in this book you’ll find some of those strange and wonderful adventures, written down exactly as they happened.
“As far-fetched and funny as anything by Roald Dahl”
“Clear and vivid prose . . . Read these aloud to your children and be unsettled by them”
“Perfectly judged, scary, poignant, meaningful; he makes it look easy, but this is brilliantly achieved”
“Brilliant...the quality of imagination at play here is something special”