Nanny McPhee: The Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda

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Bloomsbury, 2005 - Behavior - 384 pages
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Mr and Mrs Brown are always having great difficulty with their numerous and incredibly naughty children. They try all the agencies but the nurses, governesses and nannies never stay long with the Brown children. 'The person you want is Nurse Matilda,' they are told.

And when Nurse Matilda does arrive very strange things begin to happen.

Brought together in one volume are the three remarkable tales of Nurse Matilda - Nurse Matilda, Nurse Matilda Goes to Town and Nurse Matilda Goes to Hospital. Having delighted generations of readers since their first publication in the sixties, the books have now formed the inspiration for the newly-released and fabulous Nanny McPhee, written and adapted for the big screen by Emma Thompson who stars as Nanny McPhee opposite Colin Firth as Mr Brown.

This collection of stories from Christianna Brand is sure to charm and entertain all readers new and old.

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User Review  - Krumbs - LibraryThing

I think it's best to stop after the first story in this series, mostly because the magical nanny who is supposed to be able to get kids to no longer be naughty doesn't seem able to make it stick ... Read full review

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User Review  - jfoster_sf - LibraryThing

"Once upon a time there was a huge family of children; and they were terribly, terribly naughty." The first book was great! The narration was perfectly funny and I just loved it. I think this book is ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Christianna Brand was born in 1909. As a child she lived with the family of her cousin, Edward Ardizzone. Christianna had many jobs until finally in 1941 her first crime novel Death in High Heels was published, which was followed by successful crime novels and historical romance as well as children's books. She died in 1988.

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