Peter and the Bogeyman
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Our cover illustration this month is by Alan Lee from The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. The first-ever colour illustrated edition is now available from HarperCollins (0 261 102230 3) at £30.00. We thank them for their help in reproducing the cover of the book.
When Peter misbehaves his grandparents warn, 'The Bogeyman will get you', but his parents tell him it's nonsense. Peter isn't so sure and sets about making plans to catch the monster. He has great fun being progressively naughtier through the week and sure enough, on Friday night, the Bogeyman is lured up to Peter's bedroom where there are some surprises in store. Peter's ideas of naughtiness are amusingly depicted in bright, detailed illustrations and the story could well inspire more outlandish versions from young readers and listeners!