Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand
Once upon a time there was a huge family of children; and they were terribly, terribly naughty ... So begins Nurse Matilda, the first of three books about the no-nonsense nanny who uses magic to rein in the mischievous children in her charge - and changes their lives forever. This covetable, highly collectable new hardback edition of a timeless classic is packed with episode after episode of mischief, mayhem and hilarity, all accompanied by Edward Ardizzone's beautiful original illustrations.
The inspiration for the much-loved film Nanny McPhee, starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, Nurse Matilda overflows with naughtiness, wit and timeless humour - the perfect gift for mischief-makers both young and old!