The Serial Garden : The Complete Armitage Family Stories Paperback
by Joan Aiken
Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
'I wish we'll have two children called Mark and Harriet. And I hope lots of interesting and unusual things will happen to them.
It would be nice if they had a fairy godmother, for instance. And a phoenix or something out of the ordinary for a pet.
We could have a special day for interesting and unusual things to happen - say, Mondays.
But not always Mondays, and not only Mondays, or that would get a bit dull'As a result of their mother's honeymoon wish, Mark and Harriet Armitage have a fairy godmother, a pet unicorn, and are prepared for anything life can throw at them (especially, but not always, on a Monday): hatching griffins in the airing cupboard, Latin lessons with a ghost, furious Furies on the doorstep, and an enchanted garden locked inside a cereal packet.
Life with the Armitages can be magical, funny, terrifying - but never, ever dull.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 06/08/2015
- Category: Short stories
- ISBN: 9780349005850