Mrs Cockle's cat goes missing. Poor old Mrs Cockle gets thinner and thinner from a lack of sleep and lack of food. Her days did not seem the same without Peter Cockle.
'The Ten Tales of Shellover'
written by Ruth Ainsworth with illustrations by Antony Maitland.
First published 1963. My edition 1972 Puffin Books.
The Stranger in the Garden
The Cat Visitor
The New Shoes
Pineapple Polly and the Lion Cub
Bristles From the Witch's Broom
The Ugsome Thing
The Acorn Man
Through the Window
Room For a Little One
Children of the Mist
After the Tenth Tale
Antony Jasper Maitland (b. 1932) Born in Andover, Hampshire. Studied at West of England College of Art, Bristol. won the Leverhulme Research award and spent a year studying in Europe. Painter, mural designer, graphic artist, jacket and children's book illustrator. His first book commission was for Philippa Pearce's 'Mrs Cockle's Cat' (1961), which won the Kate Greenaway Medal in the same year. He is best known for his illustrations for Leon Garfield's stories, starting with 'Jack Holborn' (1964) and finishing with some of the volumes in 'The Apprentices' (1976-1978), the rest of which were illustrated by Faith Jaques. He has also illustrated works by Eleanor Farjeon, Penelope Lively, Joan Aiken, Jan Mark and Aidan Chambers, as well as designing numerous book jackets.