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Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Midwinter Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis. Moominvalley in November Winter is approaching, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft and others have travelled far and wide to visit Moominvalley to see the Moomins. But when they arrive, they discover the Moomins are nowhere to be seen. As they settle in to wait for their return, they start to realize that not everything is as it seems. Moominland Midwinter The Moomins sleep through the winter. Or they did, until one day when Moomintroll wakes up to discover a world where the sun does not rise - and what's that cold, white powder covering the earth? Alone and frightened, can Moomintroll learn to survive in a world so unlike the one he loves?
A picture book by the author of BALLET SHOES, available againafter almost 70 years! Pinkie the cat works at the ballet theatre as a mouser. Heloves watching the dancers, but he's scared of the mice he's meant to catch! What's a ballet-loving cat to do? Rarely seen since its first publication in 1951, this charming time capsule of a book is sure to delight readers of any age.
From Sam McBratney, the author of global phenomenon Guess How Much I Love You, and illustrated by immense picture-book talent Sam Usher, The Most-Loved Bear will delight and enchant children for many years to come. Growly Bear and Mary Rose do everything together. Until, one day, Growly Bear is left behind on a train. He's sure that Mary Rose will come back for him. However, as the days turn to weeks and the weeks turn to months, Growly Bear's fur gets worn, his eye comes loose and his Growl starts to fade. Then, a child picks him up! But it isn't the child he was expecting . . . Will Growly Bear ever find his way back to Mary Rose? Or will this be the start of his biggest adventure yet?
Haas Das, die geliefde nuusleser van Diereland, en sy assistent, Piet Muis, is terug met Diereland se manewales in hierdie veelkleurige leesboeke. In hierdie uitsending vind die opwindende stoeigeveg tussen die Gemaskerde Wonder en Kongo Kangaroe plaas, maar die diere moet ook vlug vir 'n gevaarlike veldbrand in Diereland. Die gewilde Haas Das- stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.
Bastian Balthasar Bux ontdek in ’n boekwinkel ’n geheimsinnige boek: Die eindelose storie.
Opgewonde neem hy dit saam en word ingetrek in die wilde avonture van die helde Atréju en sy gevaarlike opdrag: om die ryk van Fantasieë en sy heerser die kinderlike keiserin te red. Wanneer Bastian besef dat hierdie fantasiewêreld in groot gevaar verkeer, ontdek hy dat hy die aangewese persoon is om dit te red.
Kan Bastian die grens tussen realiteit en sy verbeelding oorkom om Fantasieë te red? En hoe verlaat mens ’n ryk wat geen grense het nie?
After rescuing Tomas from enchantment, orphan Seren Rhys is enjoying her first summer at Plas-y-Fran. But as autumn arrives, it brings with it a mysterious new governess who seems intent on drawing Tomas away from Seren and his family. Dangerous figures from a bewitched toy carousel stalk the house and, fearing the worst, Seren calls on the clockwork crow to help her. But can he reach her in time, and will Tomas be able to escape the magical creatures threatening to ensnare him, led by the Velvet Fox?
'My mum is up there somewhere. She's waiting -- I can feel it. I just have to find her in time, that's all ... Because when I do, I'll know the truth about who stole her. ' Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class. On her tenth birthday, Sophie makes a wish -- a wish for her mum. After school that same day, Sophie and her brother are rushed out of school and driven far, far away. So Sophie sets out to find out the truth -- about the wish and about what happened to her mother. And in doing so she ends up on an adventure she never could have foreseen...one that involves a very clever squirrel, a homeless man named Harry, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, and the biggest star in Hollywood... A story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence.
Arabel and her notorious pet raven Mortimer make a welcome return to Penguin Random House Children's Books When Arabel's father, Ebenezer Jones, drives his taxi home late one night he comes across 'a large black bird, with a hairy fringe around its beak.' He takes it home and, from that moment on, life is never the same again for the Jones family. Arabel's raven is called Mortimer - and he's one in a million. 'Nevermore!' he cries when astonished or upset, 'Down the hatch' he thinks before gobbling bowler hats, stairs, telephones. He dislikes flying except in emergencies, and with disaster-prone Mortimer around there are plenty of those. There are 7 hilarious escapades in this collection, brought to life by Quentin Blake's wonderfully animated illustrations: THE MYSTERY OF MR JONES'S DISAPPEARING TAXI; MORTIMER'S PORTRAIT ON GLASS; MORTIMER'S CROSS; MORTIMER SAYS NOTHING; A CALL FROM THE JONESES; MR JONES'S REST CURE and ARABEL'S BIRTHDAY.
When solicitor Jonathan Harker visits a castle in Transylvania to help his client, Count Dracula, purchase a house in England, he makes many shocking discoveries about him. As strange incidents begin to occur in England, it becomes clear that the sinister Count Dracula must be stopped. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework nd include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Dracula, a Level 3 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing first conditional, past continuous and present perfect simple for general experience. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019
It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc .
Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a timeless Christmas story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year. With breathtaking illustrations by Emily Sutton capturing the magic of the season in stunning detail, this modern classic from master storyteller and bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell makes the perfect Christmas gift.
The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart - ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn - who goes on to become King Arthur. Collins Modern Classics are re-launched with gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation. "Come, sword," said the Wart. He took hold of the handles with both hands, and strained against the stone... but nothing moved... When the wizard Merlyn comes to tutor Sir Ector's sons, Kay and the Wart, studying suddenly becomes much more exciting. After all, who wouldn't enjoy being turned into a fish, or a badger, or a snake? But the Wart is destined for greater things and Merlyn's magical teachings are only the beginning of his amazing future... This edition of T.H White's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by bestselling author, Garth Nix.
Filled with exciting, strange, funny, and sometimes frightening tales, Boy is the enthralling story of Roald Dahl's childhood and early life. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Boy, a Level 2 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework. Sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the future tenses will and going to, present continuous for future meaning, and comparatives and superlatives. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.
Introduction and Notes by Dr Sally Minogue, Canterbury Christ Church University College. Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester. However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors. Ultimately the grand passion of Jane and Rochester is called upon to survive cruel revelation, loss and reunion, only to be confronted with tragedy.
This special 15th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo's Child is a must-have for all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans. The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around snowy wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including The Gruffalo's Child Song, a Gruffalo's Child quiz, and tips for putting on a Gruffalo's Child show! The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again!
Rediscover Puffin Classics - timeless stories for each new generation. Tom Canty and Edward Tudor could have been identical twins. Their birthdays and their faces match, but there the likeness stops. For Edward is prince, heir to King Henry VIII of England, whilst Tom is a miserable pauper. But fate intervenes, and their identities become confused. Soon the prince is thrown out of the palace in rags, leaving ignorant Tom to play the part of a royal prince.
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.
It is winter in the wild English countryside. A man caught in a snowstorm finds shelter at a remote manor called Wuthering Heights. He learns about Cathy, who lived in the house many years before, whose story is one of love, heartbreak and revenge that still haunts those in the present. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Wuthering Heights, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing present perfect continuous, past perfect, reported speech and second conditional. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly.
After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.
One of the best-loved adventures of all time. When young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to seek his fortune, he is challenged to a duel with not one, but three of the king's Musketeers. But Athos, Porthos and Aramis become his trusted friends as he tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a fourth Musketeer.
Mrs Bennet is seeking a husband for each of her five daughters in order to secure their future. But as the Bennet's soon discover, love is rarely straightforward and their world is turned upside down in this tale of love, marriage and society in Georgian England. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Pride and Prejudice, a Level 4 Reader, is A2+ in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing more complex uses of present perfect simple, passives, phrasal verbs and simple relative clauses. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly.
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.
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