Author(s): Alfred Bestall
This is a beautifully bound gift edition of these classic tales of the famous bear. This beautiful book contains two classic Alfred Bestall stories: "Rupert & The Mare's Nest" and "Rupert & The Lost Cuckoo". "Rupert and the Mare's Nest" - "What's a Mare's nest?" Rupert asks his father when he reads the words in a book. They don't exist, says Mr. Bear - but Rupert is determined to find one, and his search takes him to many exciting places! "Rupert & The Lost Cuckoo" - The cuckoo is one of the busiest birds in Nutwood Village, and how Rupert misses its cheery voice! After a long search he discovers why is has vanished from its usual home.
Alfred Bestall was born in Burma in 1892. He served in the First World War and on returning became an illustrator for books and magazines.In 1935 he began writing and illustrating Rupert stories for the Daily Express, which he did for 30 years, creating in the process perhaps the best-loved incarnation of the famous bear. He died in Snowdonia in Wales in 1986, aged 93.