The second and best-loved of two classic titles in children's literature. Returning home from school for the Christmas holidays, young Kay Harker meets the mysterious Punch and Judy Man, Cole Hawlings, who asks him to protect a magical box. The box is a means of travelling into the past and Kay’s old adversary, the villainous magician Abner Brown, will stop at nothing to possess it.
With mystery and mayhem all around him, Kay must begin a new and more perilous quest to return the box to its rightful owner.
"One of the greatest children’s books ever written" (The Times)
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A magical book superbly performed
The evocation of a magical, snowy Christmas deep in the British countryside where the past and present intermingle over buttered eggs and roaring fires. Funny, charming and utterly original.
The author, John Masefield, became Poet Lauriet. As you listen to this, you can see why.
- Gavin Scott
Christmas time Classic
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