Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Complete Brambly Hedge

The Complete Brambly Hedge
by Jill Barklem
Published: 1980/2011

I love these beautiful and simple stories of the field mice (and voles!) living in the Brambly Hedge. The illustrations are lovely and intricate. I could pour over them for hours. I would have adored this as a kid, and I can see some of my students loving it. The stories are quaint, like the mice live in the 1700s or 1800s. I am a particular fan of the Winter Story with its gorgeous ice halls and winter feasts. 

I would highly recommend this book to people who prefer "quiet" stories and intricate watercolor (I think?) illustrations. 

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