Edited by Eric Duthie, illustrated by Reg Gray and published in 1970 by The Hamlyn Publishing Group for Odhams Books. This is a collection of 14 stories by different authors – including KM Peyton.
I was an editor for the My Story series, published by Scholastic Children’s Books, for many years, and although I wasn’t in at the beginning (it was actually developed as the UK version of Scholastic’s Dear America series) this book was surely on someone’s bookshelf in the editorial team!
So how often do you see a story about the Lisbon earthquake in 1775?
There were more in the series. I shall be looking out for them. There were also books ‘for boys’ in the same format.
Every story has an illustrated opening page and one full-page illustration.