The Five Jars
by M.R. James

The Five Jars cover
Cover of The Five Jars on the Open Library.

M.R. James’ only children’s novel. It’s delightful; I wish he’d written more. The narrator (James, presumably) has adventures with talking animals and little elf-like people. It reminds me a bit of James’ story “After Dark in the Playing Fields.”

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