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Join Pinocchio, Geppetto, Cricket, and many more characters as they visit Toy Land, join a puppet show, and escape from inside a ginormous whale! Then watch naughty Pinocchio's nose grow and grow and grow before he finally learns how to be a good puppet. This simple retelling of the classic fairy story, is the ideal book to read with children aged 3 to 5. The charming illustrations by Giuseppe Di Lernia are sure to capture the imaginations of little ones and their parents, and the large format of this classic children's picture book makes it perfect for sharing and reading together at bedtime.
World Link is National Geographic Learning's best-selling core series for young adult/adult learners of English from the false beginner to high intermediate level. The second edition has been completely updated and enhanced to reflect modern teaching methods and user feedback. Combining dynamic vocabulary with essential grammar and universal topics, World Link, Second Edition, helps learners to communicate confidently and fluently.
A beautiful, collectible and classic picture book, lavishly embossed and foiled, Christmas Comes to Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages.
An exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson's classic story The Fir Tree, in which the Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that 'Christmas' is coming. The only trouble is, the Moomins have no idea who, or what Christmas is . . .
With a sensitively adapted picture book text that captures Tove Jansson's uniquely wise, perceptive and original voice, paired with delicate, painterly illustrations full of character and detail and based on Jansson's original drawings and colour plates, this collectable picture book edition introduces a new generation of readers to the loveable Moomin family and friends and their special values of tolerance, kindness and integrity, as they prepare for their first Christmas, and try to solve the puzzle of what 'Christmas' really means . . .
Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour.
Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget.
Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin.
'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.
The riverside adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad have become a timeless classic of children's literature. In this beautiful volume, we see that charming world through the eyes of renowned artist, Grahame Baker-Smith. Brimming with exquisite artwork, this beloved story is brought to life for a whole new generation of readers.
`Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!' Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and villains, maps, treasure and shipwreck, and is perhaps the best adventure story ever written. When young Jim Hawkins finds a packet in Captain Flint's sea chest, he could not know that the map inside it would lead him to unimaginable treasure. Shipping as cabin boy on the Hispaniola, he sails with Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey, the sinister Long John Silver and a frightening crew to Treasure Island. There, mutiny, murder and mayhem lead to a thrilling climax.
Stories of the best known and best loved ballets, beautifully told, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, La Sylphide and more. Exquisite illustrations and page design are bound in a traditional, luxurious fashion, making this the perfect gift to treasure forever. Cloth quarterbound with ribbon marker.
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.
Treasure Island is the seminal pirates and buried treasure novel, which is so brilliantly concocted that it appeals to readers both young and old. The story is told in the first person by young Jim Hawkins, whose mother keeps the Admiral Benbow Inn. An old seadog, a resident at the inn, hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors whom he fears but, despite all precautions, the old man is served with the black spot which means death. Among the dead man's belongings Jim discovers a map showing the location of the buried treasure of the notorious pirate Captain Flint. It is not long before he, along with Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, sets sail to find the treasure. However, amongst the hired hands is the one-legged Long John Silver who has designs on the treasure for himself. The continuing fascination with this tale of high drama, buried treasure and treachery bears out what Stevenson wrote about the book to his friend W. E. Henley: 'if this don't fetch the kids, why, they have gone rotten since my day.' The book not only continues to 'fetch the kids' but the grown-ups too - in fact all those with the spirit of adventure in their hearts.
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest -Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!' When young Jim Hawkins finds an old map showing the location of a hoard of buried treasure, he joins the crew of the Hispaniola who set sail to find it. But they soon have a mutiny on their hands, led by the duplicitous pirate Long John Silver. As the quest turns murderous, Jim's bravery is put to the test, and he discovers much about friendship, loyalty and betrayal on this daring voyage. Treasure Island was serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks before being published in 1883. It has come to be regarded as one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.
This lavish paperback edition of Lewis Carroll's much-loved classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is packed full of amazing exclusive extra material about the history of the book and Lewis Carroll's relationship with Macmillan, his original publisher.
Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for over 150 years. A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, these characters are among the best loved, most iconic literary creations of all time.
Illustrated throughout with John Tenniel's dream like original illustrations, coloured up by Harry Theaker and Diz Wallis.
With foiled edges to the pages and a jacket, this luxurious edition of the classic book is perfect for all Alice fans.
A classic fantasy story from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton, now with stunning new covers by Mark Beech. Be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair adventures.
Mollie and Peter are home for the summer holidays, and they are so excited to see their magic Wishing-Chair that they can handle bear to unpack!
They can't wait to visit new and magical lands but then someone steals the Wishing-Chair from them and flies away with it into the midnight sky - whatever will the children do now?
Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make The Wishing-Chair Again perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
Have you collected all the Wishing-Chair series? Look out for The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair and More-Wishing Chair Stories.
Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come.
Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain’s true heritage children’s authors.
'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' – Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.
A novel blending feminism, romance and mystery, THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL is the second and final novel by the Anne Bronte. When a mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, local farmer Gilbert Markham is intrigued. But Helen has a secret, and it's more shocking than Gilbert could have imagined.
A splendiferous new hardback of George's Marvellous Medicine, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. Now you can listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE 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! And 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.
Sir - our client, Mr Robert Ferguson, has made an enquiry concerning vampires. Since we are an engineering firm, unfortunately the matter is not one upon which we can advise. Perhaps you can help. Holmes and Watson take on their strangest case yet when a distraught husband comes to them desperate to understand his wife's weird behaviour. He's caught her sucking the blood of their baby son! But there's no such thing as a vampire ... is there? A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.
Moominpappa is feeling at a loss. He has no idea what to do with himself - it seems everything has already been done! So he takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It's rather lonely at first, but it isn't long before the Moomins discover some funny and surprising new things about themselves.
A classic tale from Enid Blyton's magical Faraway Tree series with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson - perfect for new readers! It's Beth's birthday, so everyone is delighted when the Land of Birthdays arrives at the top of the Faraway Tree. It's time for the most magical party they've ever had! The Magic Faraway Tree has been entertaining readers for more than 75 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for a whole host of new younger readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood. Also available in this short story series: A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies A Faraway Tree Adventure: In Santa Claus's Castle
A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas time must-read. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Introducted by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, creator of the highly successful Alex Rider novels.
The verses dried up in Gwin's mouth. Papa put down his fiddle. Nat looked defiant, though he was trembling, too. One by one, three wild mountain men stepped off the rope ladder and into the cave. Gwin is a Fetcher. With her papa and twin brother, Nat, she travels West Norn, bringing joy to its downtrodden people through song and story. But ever since Mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive. Proud and defiant, Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. So when devious Brother Poosk captures Papa, Gwin must rescue him - whatever the cost. Meanwhile, the Oyster's crew and the Sunkers lay siege to the Citadel. But without their Sleeping Captain, can they ever win against the ruthless Devouts? Can Petrel, Fin, Sharkey and Rain ever bring light back to such a dark world? The thrilling conclusion to The Hidden Series.
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Heidi by Johanna Spyri, read by Gemma Whelan.
Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather.
Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh desolate island. How she survives in the face of all sorts of dangers makes gripping and inspiring reading. Based on a true story.
Three magical stories in one bumper book!
Be whisked away by Enid Blyton, the world's best-loved storyteller, on, not one, but THREE magical Faraway Tree adventures in this illustrated Magic Faraway Tree collection!
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to more magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible!
Join the children and their new friends Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy as they explore this most magical of all fairytale worlds.
The perfect gift for kids from 5 years olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds - or any age you can think of for an Enid Blyton fan!
Included in this collection are:
- The Enchanted Wood
- The Magic Faraway Tree
- The Folk of the Faraway Tree
The Enchanted Wood:
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to more magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible! They make new friends, whoosh down the amazing slippery-slip and even enjoy a fancy-dress feast in the Land Of Birthdays! Who knows what they will discover next?
The Magic Faraway Tree:
Joe, Beth and Frannie take their cousin Rick on a magical adventure up the Faraway Tree that he'll never forget! Discover how the children rescue Saucepan Man from the Land of Toys, what Pop Cakes and Toffee Shocks taste like and if Joe, Beth, Frannie and Rick can ever bear to leave the Land of Presents! Who wouldn't want to stay there forever?!
The Folk of the Faraway Tree:
When Joe, Beth and Frannie's mother announces that Connie, the daughter, of her friend is coming to stay, no one is very impressed. Not only is Connie quite bossy but it turns out that she refuses to believe in the Faraway Tree! A wonderful adventure to the Land of Treats, amongst many others, soon changes all that but when the Faraway Tree starts dying, everyone is devastated, and nobody knows what's wrong. Will the children ever be able to save the day - and the Magic Faraway Tree?
ENID BLYTON is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing-Chair series, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, particularly The Magic Faraway Tree are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come.
Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain’s true heritage children’s authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.
A collection of hugely entertaining stories, drawn from the rich folklore of many countries throughout Africa, and brought sparklingly to life with humour and rhyme by Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writing under the name used for his children's work, K. P. Kojo. Find out how selfish Lion gets his comeuppance, go to a Frog wedding in the Sky Kingdom, discover the days when the earth's creatures were all mixed up and much more in tales which reflect the very best and the very worst of human nature. Includes endnotes with a glossary, additional information, and activities that children can do to explore the stories further. 'Needs to be three times as long and sitting on a shelf in every school library' - Mark Haddon
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