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On the Banks of Plum Creek (Paperback): Laura Ingalls Wilder On the Banks of Plum Creek (Paperback)
Laura Ingalls Wilder; Illustrated by Garth Williams 1
R190 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R46 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. After all their travelling, from the Big Woods and the Prairie, the Ingalls family have found a place to settle Plum Creek. Now Mary and Laura can go to school as there's a town close by. But how will they settle in such a busy place after the wild lands in which they've grown up? The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children. Readers who loved Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Heidi will be swept up by this timeless rural coming of age saga. Perfect escapism for readers aged 8+. Beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams. Have you collected all the Little House books? Little House in the Big Woods Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. She recorded her adventurous nomadic childhood with her pioneer family in a collection of books that have become beloved classics of American literature. The Little House on the Prairie television series ran for 9 seasons from 1974-1983.

Die Klein Rooi Hennetjie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Margie Orford Die Klein Rooi Hennetjie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Margie Orford; Illustrated by Karen Lilje
R90 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R15 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Oxford Children's Classics: The Secret Garden (Paperback): Frances Hodgson Burnett Oxford Children's Classics: The Secret Garden (Paperback)
Frances Hodgson Burnett 2
R99 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R7 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

What are you looking for? Friendship! Mystery! Adventure! Secrets! When spoiled, selfish orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live at lonley Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, she discovers a magical world on the other side of a locked garden door. Mary decides to bring the abandoned garden she finds there back to life; and in doing so, changes her own forever. Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Secret Garden, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.

Illustrated Tales Of King Arthur (Hardcover, New Edition): Courtauld Illustrated Tales Of King Arthur (Hardcover, New Edition)
Courtauld
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The much-loved legend of King Arthur is brought to life in this stunningly illustrated collection, featuring stories including The Sword in the Stone, Excalibur and The Last Battle. Legendary characters such as Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin and more are brought to life in stories specially retold for children.

James and the Giant Peach (Paperback): Roald Dahl James and the Giant Peach (Paperback)
Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Quentin Blake 1
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. 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 insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . ."A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams Now you can listen to James and the Giant Peach and other Roald Dahl AUDIOBOOKS read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol (Paperback): Charles Dickens Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
Charles Dickens
R113 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. It's all humbug to him. But will he change his ways after a series of ghostly visits one Christmas Eve? Oxford Children's Classics presents the greatest Christmas story ever told in this eye-catching new edition which not only contains the complete and unabridged text of A Christmas Carol but also features other Christmas stories written by Charles Dickens. In addition there are lots of bonus features within the book to help you get the most from the story and recommendations for other adventures readers might enjoy.

The Perfect Prince (Paperback): Paul Harrison The Perfect Prince (Paperback)
Paul Harrison; Illustrated by Sue Mason
R179 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Queen wants Princess Isabella to get married. But all the princes that come to the palace are too stupid, too ugly, or just too boring Then Isabella meets someone who is quite different from all the others. He's green and he croaks, but Isabella thinks he's just perfect.

Clifford, the Big Red Dog (Hardcover): Norman Bridwell Clifford, the Big Red Dog (Hardcover)
Norman Bridwell
R320 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R60 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It only takes a little to BE BIG

Meet Clifford and Emily Elizabeth in the original Clifford book Clifford is big. Clifford is red. But most of all, Clifford knows how to BE A GOOD FRIEND.

The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.

Clifford's Big Ideas are:

Be a Good Friend * Share * Be Kind * Help Others * Be Truthful * Have Respect * Be Responsible * Play Fair * Work Together * Believe in Yourself

The One That Got Away (Paperback): Paul Harrison The One That Got Away (Paperback)
Paul Harrison; Illustrated by Tim Archbold
R179 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Young Akaka is determined to surprise his family by catching the biggest fish they have ever seen. He cuts a hole in the ice on the lake and waits. Little does he realise that the ice bear is waiting too - waiting for his chance to pounce. Will Alaka be able to escape?

A Bear Called Paddington (Paperback, New Ed): Michael Bond A Bear Called Paddington (Paperback, New Ed)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
R205 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R70 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station ? Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat.

The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things ? like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved.

Wuthering Heights - A Retelling (Paperback): Tanya Landman Wuthering Heights - A Retelling (Paperback)
Tanya Landman; Cover design or artwork by Helen Crawford-White
R210 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R61 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The night that Heathcliff, an unkempt orphan, arrives at the Heights, Cathy's life will change for ever ... but theirs will not be a happy love story. From a harsh childhood to a foolish marriage, a troubled path of pain and punishment lies ahead. Yet no matter how they suffer, they cannot stay apart - for whatever souls are made of, Cathy's and Heathcliff's are the same. After all these years, will Cathy's ghost find the peace that life denied her?

Les Miserables (Hardcover): Mary Sebag-Montefiore Les Miserables (Hardcover)
Mary Sebag-Montefiore; Illustrated by Alfredo Belli 1
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Victor Hugo's epic classic, set in 19th century France, retold in just 64 pages. First published in 1862, Les Miserables is one of the most famous books in the world thanks in part to various film and musical adaptations. This simple but dramatic retelling, with engaging illustrations, makes the novel accessible for readers young and old.

Deck the Halls (Hardcover): Running Press Deck the Halls (Hardcover)
Running Press; Illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla
R187 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Deck the halls with boughs of holly and share the joy of Christmas with your entire family in this beautiful rendition of a classic Christmas carol. Possibly part of a new series of board books for young ones to sing along with each holiday season, this book will be full of bursts of color and sweet, furry creatures that help herald in the holiday season.

Aesop's Fables (Paperback): Elli Woollard Aesop's Fables (Paperback)
Elli Woollard; Illustrated by Marta Altes 1
R245 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R42 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A beautiful gift edition of Aesop's Fables featuring eight classic stories, charmingly retold in rhyming verse with stunning illustrations. Bringing together the incredible talents of award-winning illustrator and Booktrust Time to Read favourite, Marta Altes and author and poet, Elli Woollard, this unique collection of Aesop's Fables is a fresh and funny take on an enduring classic. Richly illustrated throughout by Marta Altes, author of Little Monkey, this is perfect for new and younger readers and will delight children and adults alike. Meet the town mouse and his country cousin, discover what happens to the boy who cried wolf one too many times and find out just how the tortoise beat the boastful hare. A perfect companion title to Just So Stories, created by the same winning team. Stories include: Two Travellers and the Bear The Hare and the Tortoise The Boy who cried Wolf The Donkey in the Lion's Skin The Dog and his Reflection The Baboon and the Fox The Peacock and the Crane The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Lacemaker and the Princess (Paperback): Bradley Kimberly Brubaker The Lacemaker and the Princess (Paperback)
Bradley Kimberly Brubaker
R183 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R35 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD ISABELLE IS A LACEMAKER IN THE TOWN OF VERSAILLES.

One day as she delivers lace to the palace, she is almost trampled by a crowd of courtiers -- only to be rescued by Marie Antoinette. Before Isabelle can believe it, she has a new job -- companion to the queen's daughter. Isabelle is given a fashionable name, fashionable dresses -- a new identity. At home she plies her needle under her grandmother's disapproving eye. At the palace she is playmate to a princess.

Thrown into a world of luxury, Isabelle is living a fairy-tale life. But thisfacade begins to crumble when rumors of starvation in the countryside lead to whispers of revolution. How can Isabelle reconcile the ugly things she hears in the town with the kind family she knows in the palace? And which side is she truly on?

Inspired by an actual friendship between the French princess and a commoner who became her companion, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley offers a vivid portrait of life inside the palace of Versailles -- and a touching tale of two friends divided by class and the hunger for equality and freedom that fueled the French Revolution.

The Sign of Four (Paperback): Helene  Bakker The Sign of Four (Paperback)
Helene Bakker
R185 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ballet Shoes for Anna (Paperback): Noel Streatfeild Ballet Shoes for Anna (Paperback)
Noel Streatfeild 2
R190 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R47 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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?

Selected Fairy Tales (Paperback): Hans Christian Andersen Selected Fairy Tales (Paperback)
Hans Christian Andersen
R74 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R11 (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.

Pippi Longstocking (Paperback): Astrid Lindgren Pippi Longstocking (Paperback)
Astrid Lindgren; Translated by Susan Beard; Illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman
R180 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up (Hardcover): Insight Editions Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up (Hardcover)
Insight Editions 1
R780 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R178 (23%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
The Sign of Four (Paperback): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of Four (Paperback)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
R158 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R39 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Scholastic Classics edition featuring Conan Doyle's famous detective is perfect for students and Sherlock enthusiasts alike. How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? When Sherlock Holmes is visited by a distressed young woman one dark and foggy night, he listens intently as she tells him about the disappearance of her father ten years before and how, four years after his death, she began to receive a large and beautiful pearl once a year every year. Now she has a letter from the person who sent her the pearls: they wish to meet her. So begins a mysterious adventure involving Holmes, his faithful sidekick Dr Watson, and the young woman, Mary Marston. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this was the second novel to feature the world-class detective, Sherlock Holmes, and the first to introduce the character of Miss Marston. Part of the Scholastic Classics series. Other classics in this series include: Persuasion A Christmas Carol Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Macbeth Scholastic also have study guides for titles appearing on the GSCE list.

A Bear Called Paddington (Paperback, Epub Edition): Michael Bond A Bear Called Paddington (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, this beautiful large-sized edition of a much-loved classic will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike. "A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

A Christmas Carol (Paperback): Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
Charles Dickens; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction by Cedric Watts 1
R69 R57 Discovery Miles 570 Save R12 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'. This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig. When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story's uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published.

Charlotte's Web (Colour Edn) (Paperback): E. B. White Charlotte's Web (Colour Edn) (Paperback)
E. B. White 1
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

E. B. White's Charlotte's Web in full colour makes a perfect gift. 'No child should be without a copy' - Daily Mail The classic, much-loved story by E. B. White, beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams, is reissued in large format paperback in full colour. This is an ideal book to read aloud and share with all the family. One spring morning a little girl called Fern rescues a runt and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte, a very clever and very beautiful large grey spider. They become best friends and, when Wilbur is faced with a dreadful fate - the butcher's chop! - Charlotte must find a very clever way to save him. E. B. White was born in New York in 1899 and died in 1985. He kept animals on his farm in Maine and some of these creatures crept into his books, such as STUART LITTLE which was made into a blockbusting film. He received many awards including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970, an award given every five years to authors who have 'made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children'.

Paddington Abroad (Paperback, New Edition): Michael Bond Paddington Abroad (Paperback, New Edition)
Michael Bond; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
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!

Paddington is in charge of the “EYETINNERY” and, as Mrs Bird mutters darkly, “There’s no knowing where we might end up.” But Paddington is planning some very good holiday ‘doings’ indeed for the Browns. And he even becomes the only bear ever to ride in the famous Tour de France bicycle race!

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

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