Christmas at Hatchards: Children’s – Classics

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell


A deluxe edition of Gaiman and Riddell’s re-worked fairy tale combines Snow White and Sleeping Beauty with an altogether new magic. A young queen sets off, sword in hand, to release the princess from an enchantment. But no-one and nothing is quite what they seem in this darkly comic re-imagining.


The Iron Man

Ted Hughes, illustrated by Chris Mould


The Iron Man seems set on his own path of destruction until, that is, an alien monster threatens the world’s very existence and it is to him humanity must turn for salvation. With Chris Mould’s illustrations shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2020, this is a stunning edition of Ted Hughes’s impassioned tale.


The Little Prince

Antoine De Saint-Exupery


When a pilot crashes in the desert and meets a little prince visiting Earth from another planet, the most enchanting story unfolds. This beautiful slip-cased edition from the Macmillan Collectors’ Library series features a specially-commissioned translation by Ros and Chloe Schwarz, as well as the charming illustrations by Saint-Exupery himself.


Mary Poppins

P.L. Travers illustrated by Lauren Child


When Mary Poppins arrives on the East Wind and slides up the banister to join their household, Jane and Michael realise their lives will never be the same again. Lauren Child’s bold and vibrant illustrations evoke all the magic and sparkle of this much-loved story.


To order any of these books, please telephone 020 7439 9921 or email

This year we are honoured to be working with the National Literacy Trust. If you would like to buy a second copy of the book you choose to be given to a school this Christmas, please let us know when you telephone or email.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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