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Oliver Twist (Paperback): Charles Dickens Oliver Twist (Paperback)
Charles Dickens
R163 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R31 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scholastic Children's Books are proud to publish this beautiful edition of the classic tale, Oliver Twist. The story of orphaned Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves. Plunged into a dark criminal underworld of vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and kind-hearted Nancy - Oliver struggles to survive and find his real family. A rich, powerful look at Victorian London poverty from master storyteller, Charles Dickens. SCHOLASTIC "INK DOT" CLASSICS - COLLECT THEM ALL! A Christmas Carol A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Anne Of Green Gables Black Beauty Five Children and It Just So Stories Kidnapped Little Women Moonfleet Oliver Twist Pollyanna The Happy Prince and Other Stories The Jungle Book The Railway Children The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Treasure Island What Katy Did

Winnie-the-Pooh: Winnie Ille Pu (Hardcover): E.H. Shepard Winnie-the-Pooh: Winnie Ille Pu (Hardcover)
E.H. Shepard
R412 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R119 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What could be better than Winnie-the-Pooh? Winnie-the-Pooh in Latin! A.A. Milne's irrepressible Winnie-the-Pooh is translated in Latin in Ille Pu. Now back in print with a new introduction. Featuring E.H. Shepard's original illustrations throughout, Ille Pu is the perfect gift for those studying Latin or indeed for any fan of the "Bear of Very Little Brain". Originally a hit with critics and classicists alike, this is a truly novel offering. The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages. A.A. Milne is quite simply one of the most famous children's authors of all time. He created Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo based on the real nursery toys played with by his son, Christopher Robin. And those characters not only became the stars of his classic children's books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and his poetry for children, they have also been adapted for film, TV and the stage. Through his writings for Punch magazine, A.A. Milne met E.H. Shepard. Shepard went on to draw the original illustrations to accompany Milne's classics, earning him the name "the man who drew Pooh". Alexander Lenard was a Hungarian writer, poet, artist, linguist and teacher. His Latin translation of Winnie-the-Pooh, which took seven years to complete, was published in the UK in 1960 and immediately became a bestseller.

The Witches (Paperback, Film Tie-In): Roald Dahl The Witches (Paperback, Film Tie-In)
Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Quentin Blake
R165 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R46 (28%) Pre-order

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams

One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear.

BEWARE.

There are witches EVERYWHERE. Witches could be a cashier in a supermarket, a woman driving a fancy car, or even your own teacher.

The only thing a witch cares about is squelching children. She hunts and squelches as many children as she possibly can. At least one a week.

The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear.

Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her. But if their plan fails, the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what will happen?

Soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY, OCTAVIA SPENCER, STANLEY TUCCI and CHRIS ROCK, coming in October 2020.

Paddington Takes the Air (Paperback, Edition): Michael Bond Paddington Takes the Air (Paperback, Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
R170 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! `I do wish I could see into Paddington's mind,' said Mrs Brown, `I know something's going on. I can recognise the signs.' And there is plenty of cause for concern when Paddington takes an interest in detective work. Not to mention sewing and ballroom dancing! For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Illustrated Classics for Children (Hardcover): Illustrated Classics for Children (Hardcover)
R420 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A beautiful collection of eight of the best-loved children's classic stories, enchantingly illustrated and retold for younger readers. Stories include: 'The Railway Children', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Black Beauty' and 'Around the World in Eighty Days'. Complete with ribbon bookmark, this hardback anthology is sure to be treasured, perfect for a special gift.

The Life of Our Lord (Hardcover): Charles Dickens The Life of Our Lord (Hardcover)
Charles Dickens
R370 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Charles Dickens's other Christmas classic, with a new introduction by Dickens's great-great-grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord during the years 1846-1849, just about the time he was completing David Copperfield. In this charming, simple retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, adapted from the Gospel of St. Luke, Dickens hoped to teach his young children about religion and faith. Since he wrote it exclusively for his children, Dickens refused to allow publication.

For eighty-five years the manuscript was guarded as a precious family secret, and it was handed down from one relative to the next. When Dickens died in 1870, it was left to his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth. From there it fell to Dickens's son, Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, with the admonition that it should not be published while any child of Dickens lived.

Just before the 1933 holidays, Sir Henry, then the only living child of Dickens, died, leaving his father's manuscript to his wife and children. He also bequeathed to them the right to make the decision to publish The Life of Our Lord. By majority vote, Sir Henry's widow and children decided to publish the book in London. In 1934, Simon & Schuster published the first American edition, which became one of the year's biggest bestsellers.

Winnie-the-Pooh (Hardcover): A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh (Hardcover)
A.A. Milne; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R385 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R77 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders' Curl up with a true children's classic by reading A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he's never far from an adventure. In this story Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle and heads off on an 'expotition' to the North Pole with the other animals. In this stunning edition of Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne's world-famous story is once again brought to life by E.H. Shepard's illustrations. Heart-warming and funny, Milne's masterpiece reflects the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six Return to the Hundred Acre Wood The Best Bear in all the World

Now We Are Six: Classic Gift Edition (Hardcover): A.A. Milne Now We Are Six: Classic Gift Edition (Hardcover)
A.A. Milne; Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
R369 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Die Lelike Eendjie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Sindiwe Magona Die Lelike Eendjie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona; Illustrated by Natalie Hinrichsen
R90 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R15 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Michael Foreman's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2015 edition) (Hardcover): Lewis Carroll Michael Foreman's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2015 edition) (Hardcover)
Lewis Carroll; Illustrated by Michael Foreman
R334 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R70 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A beautiful new edition of the timeless classic featuring the Kate Greenaway Award nominated illustrations of Michael Foreman, one of today's best-loved artists. This is a gift book to be enjoyed by families year after year and a great addition to any child's home library. Without a doubt one of the greatest achievements in children's literature, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland introduces children to a whole world of humour, fun and invention. Featuring more iconic characters and locations than any other children's story, Alice's world introduces today's children to the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the evil Queen of Hearts, the tea party and, of course, the rabbit hole that starts it all. Michael Foreman's watercolours beautifully capture the world of Wonderland in all of its breathtaking glory. The Illustrator Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's leading illustrators. He has worked on a vast range of children's books, and has collaborated with Terry Jones on all of his books for children. He also writes and illustrates his own books, including War Boy and War Game - winners of the Kate Greenaway Award and Smarties Book Prize respectively - and After the War was Over. Also he has illustrated The Knight and the Squire and The Lady and the Squire, as well as the classic stories Peter Pan and Wendy and The Wind in the Willows. Michael lives in London and St Ives.

Tik-Tok of Oz (Paperback, New edition): L. Frank Baum Tik-Tok of Oz (Paperback, New edition)
L. Frank Baum
R420 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R78 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Last in the series of Baum's captivating "Oz" books concerns the Queen of Oogaboo's attempt to conquer the world, the Shaggy Man's search for his lost brother, Tik-Tok's efforts to help, the battle with the menacing Nome King, Polychrome's pitiful plight and many more entertaining escapades. This enchanting fantasy is enhanced by 93 b/w illustrations by famed Oz illustrator John R. Neill.

The Hate U Give (Paperback): Angie Thomas The Hate U Give (Paperback)
Angie Thomas 1
R302 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R77 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

#1 New York Times bestseller Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg "A masterpiece."-The Huffington Post "A classic in the making that demands to be discussed."-The Times "Outstanding." -The Guardian "An essential read for everyone"-Teen Vogue "Stunning."-John Green Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the multi-award-winning The Hate U Give is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

Romeo & Juliet [Book with CD] (Book): William Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet [Book with CD] (Book)
William Shakespeare; Illustrated by Jana Costa
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is one in a series of books which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. This book is a retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Hamlet.

Paddington at Work (Paperback, New Edition): Michael Bond Paddington at Work (Paperback, New Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum 1
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

To celebrate Paddington Bear’s 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star!

There hasn’t been a single disaster since Paddington came back from Peru. But he soon makes up for lost time. The Stock Exchange, the ballet, the barber’s shop, Mr Curry’s kitchen… nothing is safe when Paddington gets to work.

For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Harriet the Spy (Paperback): Louise Fitzhugh Harriet the Spy (Paperback)
Louise Fitzhugh 1
R200 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R49 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published by HarperCollinsUS in 1964, this classic children's novel has sold over 4 million copies and was awarded the New York Times Outstanding Book Award. Sixth-grader Harriet attends school on the New York's Upper East Side along with her two best pals, Sport and Janie. After school every day, she takes her notebook and proceeds through her spy route. Harriet observes the rich lady who never gets out of bed; the man with twenty-five cats and the Italian family who runs a grocery store. She writes brutally honest notes on them all. Harriet's downfall is that she also writes notes about people she actually knows... After a game in the park when her notebook is knocked out of her hands and read by her classmates, Harriet's innermost thoughts are revealed and she is shunned by all her classmates, who form the Spycatcher's Club. After her parents find out what's happened, Harriet receives a final, crushing blow. She is no longer allowed to take notes - her parents, her teacher and even the cook search her every day for a contraband notebook. Harriet's only consolation is the love and the wise advice of her nanny who manages to get her through this difficult period in her life. A classic in the US where it was first published and a major motion film from Paramount, Harriet the Spy is a beloved book throughout the world.

Don Quixote (Hardcover): Mary Sebag-Montefiore Don Quixote (Hardcover)
Mary Sebag-Montefiore
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The classic story of misadventure by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Don Quixote thinks he's a knight, just like in the days of old - he even has a squire. Of course, these days, there are no dragons to fight, but a thing like that doesn't stop him, as he drags his squire on one madcap adventure after another...Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Illustrated Classic for Boys (Hardcover): Various Illustrated Classic for Boys (Hardcover)
Various
R571 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R142 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a lively collection of six thrilling classic stories of action and adventure in a luxurious, traditional cloth binding. Stories include Moonfleet, Around the World in 80 Days, Gulliver's Travels, Robin Hood, The Canterville Ghost and Robinson Crusoe, retold for younger readers. It is a brilliant gift that is sure to become a family heirloom. It is beautifully bound in a traditional style with real cloth, head and tail bands, a ribbon marker and foil blocking. It is shrink-wrapped for protection.

The Happy Prince and Other Stories (Paperback): Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince and Other Stories (Paperback)
Oscar Wilde
R75 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R12 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Dear Prince, I must leave you, but I will never forget you, and next spring I will bring you back two beautiful jewels in place of those you have given away. The ruby shall be redder than a red rose, and the sapphire shall be as blue as the great sea.' In 'The Happy Prince' a statue - jewelled and opulent - keeps careful watch over the city and its inhabitants. Enlisting the help of a swallow, his selfless acts bring comfort to those most in need. 'The Nightingale and the Rose' is a tragic tale of personal sacrifice in the name of love, while in 'The Selfish Giant' the end of an eternal winter finally brings springtime and happiness. In this collection of enchanting tales from a master storyteller, Oscar Wilde has entranced readers both young and old since publication in the late nineteenth century.

Paddington Here and Now (Paperback): Michael Bond Paddington Here and Now (Paperback)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by R.W. Alley; Cover design or artwork by Peggy Fortnum 1
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design.

'I'm not a foreigner,' exclaimed Paddington hotly. 'I'm from Darkest Peru.'

Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in tricky situations, sometimes extraordinary situations. Like the time he had a difficult encounter with a policeman or when he found himself in deep water with a newspaper reporter. But since arriving from his native Peru after an earthquake Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family who found him on Paddington station. Until one day, a surprise visitor arrives at thirty-two Windsor Gardens. Is it time for Paddington to decide where 'home' really is?

In 2008 Michael Bond's first novel featuring the adventures of Paddington Bear celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Paddington's amazing ability to get into and out of trouble is at the heart of the countless stories that have been loved the world over ever since. However, it is many years since a new novel has been published, and in celebration of this landmark, Michael Bond has written the funniest and the most moving Paddington novel ever.

Selected Fairy Tales (Paperback): Hans Christian Andersen Selected Fairy Tales (Paperback)
Hans Christian Andersen
R79 R67 Discovery Miles 670 Save R12 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!' (from 'The Ugly Duckling') This collection brings together some of Hans Christian Andersen's most popular fairy tales - including 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'Thumbelina' - in a celebration of one of the world's most widely recognised children's authors. With universal themes and dark humour at their heart, these moralistic tales have delighted readers since first publication in the nineteenth century and continued to be well loved today. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, a storyteller of great importance to Western literature, have inspired many films, ballets and plays, and entertained generations of children and adults alike.

Complete Shakespeare: Stories from all the Plays (Hardcover, New Edition): Anna Milbourne Complete Shakespeare: Stories from all the Plays (Hardcover, New Edition)
Anna Milbourne; Illustrated by Maria Surducan
R573 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R142 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of stories from Shakespeare's plays, with beautiful illustrations and quotations, is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Each story includes short details about the main characters, and famous and memorable quotations from the play. This is a fabulous book that will be referred to again and again, by both children and adults.

The Magician's Nephew (Hardcover): C. S. Lewis The Magician's Nephew (Hardcover)
C. S. Lewis; Illustrated by Pauline Baynes 1
R413 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R96 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A beautiful hardback edition of The Magician's Nephew, book one in the classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and colour interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible. The Magician's Nephew is the first book in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years.

Paddington At Large (Paperback, Edition): Michael Bond Paddington At Large (Paperback, Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum 1
R169 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Then Paddington has a sticky time of it making toffee in Mrs Bird?s kitchen, and an even stickier time explaining what went wrong.

And who else but Paddington could set Father Christmas?s beard on fire?

Ant and Bee Go Shopping (Hardcover): Angela Banner Ant and Bee Go Shopping (Hardcover)
Angela Banner
R193 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R58 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz. A classic Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence. Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold! Ant and Bee are off on a shopping trip! There are lots of things to buy, and they are all different shapes and sizes. But will Ant ever remember to stick to the items on the shopping list? Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself. First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today. Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures? Ant and Bee More Ant and Bee More and More Ant and Bee Ant and Bee Count 123 Ant and Bee and the Secret Around the World with Ant and Bee Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee Ant and Bee and the Rainbow Ant and Bee and the ABC Ant and Bee Time Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog Ant and Bee and the Doctor Ant and Bee Go Shopping Left and Right with Ant and Bee Make a Million with Ant and Bee

When We Were Very Young: Classic Gift Edition (Hardcover): A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young: Classic Gift Edition (Hardcover)
A.A. Milne; Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
R372 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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