The Land Of Green Ginger
Release Date: 5 February
Author: Noel Langley Publisher: Faber & Faber This charming, dryly humorous children’s classic was first published in 1937. It follows Aladdin’s son as he strives to find the titular enchanted land ( a floating garden, not the street of that name in Hull), and aid a wizard who accidentally turned himself into a tortoise. The narrative voice is appealingly quirky; so are the supporting characters, which include a djinn and a talking mouse. This reissue features the expanded text from 1966, with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.