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Set off on an outdoor adventure with this collection of 25 classic tales by the world's best-loved storyteller. The perfect holiday read for children aged 5 and up! From stolen dogs and disappearing necklaces to journeys to faraway lands, these fun-filled stories are packed full of mystery and adventure. Ideal for newly confident readers, these entertaining tales are the ideal length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers. Read all of Enid Blyton's bestselling short story collections: Animal Stories Springtime Stories Summertime Stories Summer Holiday Stories Stories of Magic and Mischief Stories of Wizards and Witches Christmas Tales Christmas Treats Winter Stories *** Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.
From the bestselling author of THE GIRL OF INK & STARS comes a gorgeous wintry folk tale for young and old alike - an exciting adventure to the frozen north, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman. 'This gorgeous story of bravery, sisterhood, goodbyes and beginnings is a must for everyone.' JESSIEBURTON 'The Way Past Winter is a masterclass in exquisite storytelling.' CATHERINE DOYLE 'Gorgeous, heartfelt and incredibly exciting. Her best yet, and that'ssaying something.' ROBIN STEVENS Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they've gone - taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back - even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.
A beloved classic comes to life for a new generation in the upcoming Walt Disney Studios live action Aladdin film, and this thrilling novelization invites fans to revisit Aladdin's tale. With 8 page colour section of stills from the movie. A must-have for Aladdin fans everywhere.
In Die laaste geveg – die sewende en laaste aflewering in Die kronieke van Narnia – keer Jill en Eustace terug na Narnia om die magiese land te red van ondergang. Die slinkse aap Swendel het die donkie warboel verlei om hom met 'n leeuvel te vermom en die diere en dwerge te laat glo hy is die ware Aslan. Chaos dreig en oorlog tussen die Narniane en die Kalormene is onafwendbaar. Sal die kinders Narnia van ondergang kan red? Die laaste geveg is danksy Kobus Geldenhuys se uitmuntende vertaling nou vir die eerste keer in Afrikaans beskikbaar.
Jafta’s father is coming home. He has been away for a very long time, but things are changing in his country and now he can return. Jafta will be able to tell him about all the things that he has missed, and Jafta’s father will answer questions that no one else can answer. There’ll be a homecoming party bigger than Nomsa’s wedding. Because Jafta’s father is coming home at last.
Net toe Jill Pole na die langste en goorste skoolkwartaal in haar lewe begin opsien, gebeur iets magies: Sy en Eustace Scrubb beland in Narnia! Aslan gee aan hulle vier tekens en 'n opdrag: om Prins Rilian, wat jare gelede spoorloos verdwyn het, op te spoor en terug te bring na Kair Paravel. Ongelukkig is die kinders so meegevoer deur hulle nuwe omgewing dat die eerste drie tekens heeltemal by hulle verbygaan. Sal hulle die vierde teken ook mis – of sal hulle daarin slaag om Prins Rilian met sy sterwende vader te herenig? Die silwer stoel, briljant vertaal deur Kobus Geldenhuys, verskyn hiermee vir die heel eerste keer in Afrikaans.
A heart-warming, funny and fast-moving story set in 1930s America - past winner of the highly prestigious Newbery Medal.
Bud is on a journey. He has hit the road with one idea in mind - he wants to discover his father. He's not got a lot to go on - just a flyer for a jazz band and his very own Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. Despite encounters with a car-driving vampire, a monster-infested woodshed and even a real live girl, Bud presses on towards a surprising discovery ...
Alhoewel die eerste vier boeke in die wereldbekende Kronieke van Narnia met verloop van tyd drupsgewys en deur verskillende uitgewers in Afrikaans vertaal is, is Protea Boekhuis se publikasie van Die vaart van die dagbreker 'n eerste: Dis nie net die vyfde titel in die reeks se debuut in Afrikaans nie, maar ook die eerste van Kobus Geldenhuys se uitmuntende vertalings wat uiteindelik al sewe boeke in die reeks onder die Protea-vaandel sal verenig. In Die vaart van die dagbreker beland Edmund en Lucy Pevensie saam met hulle mislike nefie Eustace Scrubb aan boord van die dagbreker – die skip waarmee Prins Kaspian onderweg is na die eensame eilande op soek na die sewe lords van Narnia wat jare gelede spoorloos verdwyn het. Op die gevaarlike reis trotseer hulle allerlei uitdagings– maar die droom om tot by Aslan se land aan die einde van die wereld te seil bly groter as enige vrees vir die onbekende.
“When I get tired, I like lazing in the sun like a lizard, or wallowing warm like a hippo, and feeling cuddly like a lamb.” Jafta, a young boy growing up in Africa, describes some of his everyday feelings by comparing his actions to those of various African animals. The book is filled with rich illustrations and clever similes to explain all sorts of feelings and actions.
p> This Scholastic Classic edition of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring book is beautifully packaged for children today. 'I want to do something splendid... something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what,but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.' Curl up with this timeless classic, and your new best friends - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the four March sisters whose lives will bring tears to your eyes and warmth to your heart, and whose stories will stay with you forever.
James and the Giant Peach is one of the top 5 bestselling Roald Dahl books. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags - Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker who are horrid to him. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual creepy-crawlies all waiting to take James on a magical adventure! Now it's time for you to join James, The Centipede, The Earthworm and the rest of the gang in this bug-packed journey around the world of insects. It's packed with fascinating facts about creepy-crawlies, and fun activities to try at home such as making an ant farm and building your very own bug hotel!
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Winner of the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards
#1 New York Times bestseller
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
“A masterpiece.”―The Huffington Post
“An essential read for everyone.”―Teen Vogue
“Outstanding.” ―The Guardian
Sixteen-year-old 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, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
Having lost their parents in an earthquake, Anna and her siblings live with their prim uncle and feeble aunt. Anna lives only to dance - but her uncle forbids her to have anything to do with ballet. How will she survive? For Anna, everything takes second place to her burning desire to dance. Even the earthquake that destroyed her Turkish home has not made her think differently, only now she's stuck in a prim suburban household with an uncle who "doesn't approve" of dancing. What can Anna do? Not only is there no one to give her lessons, but there's no money for them either, and, anyway, dancing's forbidden. Will she ever become the ballerina she longs to be?
Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new, illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! "My legs are a bit short for the pole vault!" repeated Paddington hotly. "But they've always been that way." Somehow Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. There's never a dull moment when a certain bear is around! Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.
Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The original best-loved classic about the world's most famous nanny - Mary Poppins. When the Banks family advertise for a nanny, Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella appear out of the sky, ready to take the children on extraordinary adventures. Mary Poppins is strict but fair, and soon Michael and Jane are whisked off to a funfair inside a pavement picture and on many more outings with their wonderful new nanny! Needless to say, when at last `the wind changes' and she flies away, the children are devastated. But the magic of Mary Poppins will stay with the Banks family forever. The original story of the world's most famous nanny, Mary Poppins, is a timeless classic that has enchanted generations.
The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of mystery novels.
Thieves, intruders, missing people, mysterious fires, kidnappings - there is always something to investigate for the Secret Seven society, who meet in their special shed and find the most tricky problems to solve.
All 16 original Secret Seven books in a slipcase - the ultimate collection to introduce one of the best-known and most popular worlds of our greatest storyteller, Enid Blyton.
These are the original books which were first published in 1949. The characters have inspired board games, stationery and a TV series. After over 60 years of delighting children all over the world, it's clear the Seven are here to stay for a long time!
In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf
"Every child should have a copy" - Daily Telegraph
2019 marks 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food and into our hearts.
To celebrate this milestone, we are releasing a limited hardback edition of this beloved interactive classic, complete with stunning golden jacket, and bonus content - the story of the making of this classic, and a letter to the reader from Eric Carle himself.
Since its first publication in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has now sold over 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty-two languages.
Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! This fantastic omnibus edition contains all six original Mary Poppins stories: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door (2-in-1 edition). When their new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on a gust of the East Wind, greets their mother, and slides up the banister, Jane and Michael's lives are turned magically upside down. Familiar to anyone who has seen the film or the West End adaptation, you can now read all six of these wonderfully original tales about Jane and Michael's adventures with the magical Mary Poppins. In each book Mary takes the children on the most extraordinary outings: to a fun fair inside a pavement picture; to visit Uncle Andrew who floats up to the ceiling when he laughs; on a spectacular trip to see the Man-in-the-Moon! With her strict but fair, no-nonsense attitude, combined with amazing magical powers, things are never straightforward with Mary Poppins! But she has only promised to stay until the wind changes... Titles include: Mary Poppins Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane Mary Poppins and the House Next Door Mary Poppins Opens the Door Mary Poppins in the Park Mary Poppins Comes Back
The Little Prince is a modern fable, and for readers far and wide both the title and the work have exerted a pull far in excess of the book's brevity. Written and published first by Antoine de St-Exupery in 1943, only a year before his plane disappeared on a reconnaissance flight, it is one of the world's most widely translated books, enjoyed by adults and children alike. In the meeting of the narrator who has ditched his plane in the Sahara desert, and the little prince, who has dropped there through time and space from his tiny asteroid, comes an intersection of two worlds, the one governed by the laws of nature, and the other determined only by the limits of imagination. The world of the imagination wins hands down, with the concerns of the adult world often shown to be lamentably silly as seen through the eyes of the little prince. While adult readers can find deep meanings in his various encounters, they can also be charmed back to childhood by this wise but innocent infant. This popular translation contains the author's own delightful illustrations, bringing to visual life the small being at the tale's heart, and a world of fantasy far removed from any quotidian reality. It is also a sort of love story, in which two frail beings, the downed pilot and the wandering infant-prince who has left behind all he knows, share their short time together isolated from humanity and finding sustenance in each other. This is a book which creates a unique relationship with each reader, whether child or adult.
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Annie, read by Annie Potts 'Annie' began in 1924 as the heroine of a comic strip cartoon called LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE. Her adventures ran in newspapers in America for over 40 years before it was turned into a Broadway musical. It's 1933 and for as long as she can remember, 11 year old Annie has believed that her mother and father would come back to her New York City orphanage to get her. But mean Miss Hannigan the headmistress is making Annie's life a misery. So she runs away to find her parents - and along the way she rescues a friendly dog, meets millionaire Oliver Warbucks, and has a many scary and exciting adventures. Will kind-hearted Annie find a way to escape her hard-knock life? The author THOMAS MEEHAN is the playwright of the original Broadway play and he has expanded the story of the plucky little orphan in this classic American tale.
A beautiful paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. Four adventurous siblings-Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie- step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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