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Reviews

  • "Anyone who enjoyed the works of Joan Aiken and Jan Pienkowski at an impressionable age will coo fondly over the reissue of 1971's <i>The Kingdom Under the Sea</i>, Aiken's retelling of a series of Eastern European folk-tales. It too, is chock-full of ghastliness, as vintage children's tales used to be. Pienkowski's illustrations are whimsically macabre"

    Guardian
  • "<i>The Kingdom Under the Sea</i> is a collection of traditional European folk takes retold by Joan Aiken and illustrated by Jan Pienkowski. A book for reader and listener to enjoy"

    Newbury Weekly News
  • "First published in 1971, when it won the Kate Greenaway medal, this timeless collection of stories with enigmatic titles such as <i>The Imprisoned Queen</i> and <i>The Sun's Cousin</i>, all complemented by Jan Pienkowski's atmospheric sillhouette illustrations, will captivate a new generation. A book for keeps"

    Irish Examiner

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