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Now a major new movie, starring Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl Streep Come laugh and cry with the March family. Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one. Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do... ***PLUS a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more...*** The Puffin Classics relaunch includes: A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass Anne of Green Gables series Black Beauty Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Heidi Journey to the Centre of the Earth Little Women series Peter Pan Tales of the Greek Heroes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of King Arthur The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Call of the Wild The Jungle Book The Odyssey The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island
When Peter Pan flies through the Darling Children's nursery window one night, he is nearly captured and makes a hasty escape, leaving behind his shadow. Returning with the fairy Tinker Bell to reclaim it, he wakes up Wendy, John and Michael, and whisks them away to the magical shores of Neverland. There they meet the Lost Boys, befriend Tiger Lily and her Braves, swim with the mermaids in the lagoon and have a host of wonderful adventures. But danger awaits too, for the terrible Captain Hook and his pirate gang are determined to make them walk the plank... Abridged by Marin Jarvis, JM Barrie's timeless masterpiece is introduced by Michael Morpurgo and read by ten star actors: Kit Harrington, Martin Jarvis, Alex Jennings, Alex Kingston, Joanna Lumley, Helen McCrory, Jennifer Saunders, Juliet Stevenson, David Walliams and Zoe Wanamaker. All publisher's profits from the sale of this recording will be shared equally between The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust (Registered Scottish Charity Number SC041382 and Company Number SC363695) and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (Registered Charity Number 1160024 and Company number 09338724).
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.
The boy who wouldn't grow up, Peter Pan has the power of flight and lives on a magical island. But he is fascinated by Mary Darling's bedtime stories for her children and makes covert night-time visits to their Bloomsbury home. One evening he loses his shadow, and after Mary's daughter Wendy helps him reattach it, he invites her to fly away with him on an extraordinary adventure. In addition to the famous 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, which tells the familiar adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland and introduces the unforgettable characters of Tinkerbell and Captain Hook, this volume contains the celebrated stage version on which Peter and Wendy is based, as well as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, in which Peter Pan is a seven-day-old infant who consorts with birds and fairies and travels down the Serpentine in a thrush's nest.
ABOUT THE SERIES: Alma Junior Classics series of illustrated classics includes some of the greatest books ever written for younger readers and new translations of unjustly neglected international works. Our aim is to give our list an international feel and offer young readers to opportunity to connect with other cultures and literatures this applies not only to the titles we chose but also to the illustrators we commission so that we can bring a bit of novelty into the canon of British children's literature. All children's classics contain extra material for young readers, including a profile of the author, a section on the book, a list of characters, a glossary and a test-yourself quiz.
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.
HarperCollins is proud to present a celebration of C.S. Lewis' timeless classic, Prince Caspian, lovingly brought to life in the original design and with the original illustrations. "Look sharp!" shouted Edmund. "All catch hands and keep together. This is magic - I can tell by the feeling!" Prince Caspian is in terrible danger when his wicked uncle, King Miraz, decides to get rid of the young heir to the throne. In desperation, Caspian blows the magic horn, calling on Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund in Narnia's hour of need. This is the fourth adventure in the exciting Chronicles of Narnia.
Based on the hit Netflix series, join Hilda and Twig for more hilarious adventures in the illustrated fiction series. We rejoin our favourite blue-haired heroine Hilda to find her caught up in a crisis in Trolberg. Ships are vanishing from the harbour and no one knows why. Could the answer lie out on Cauldron Island? Meanwhile, David suspects wild weather predictor Victoria Van Gale is up to no good as she moves into the old windmill. There is no shortage of unexpected twists, turns and new friends in this latest instalment of the Hilda fiction series.
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.
Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare, re told to be accessible for children. Get lost in Shakespeare's most loved stories with this beautiful anthology of some of the most popular stories in the world. Introduce the children in your life to a collection of the most important stories every written, collected and retold by the much-loved author Angela McAllister. Featuring classics such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each story is rewritten in a comprehensive way that is accessible for children. This perfectly sized anthology is stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom whose incredible artwork makes these stories dance to life before your very eyes. This lavish follow-up to A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old.
The beloved story of the Velveteen Rabbit, the toy rabbit made real by the love of a boy, is now available in a beautiful board book format featuring original Charles Santore illustrations. Originally published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit is a treasured classic that has warmed many hearts for decades. The same magnificent artwork as in the hardcover classic edition has been faithfully reproduced on sturdy board stock that will withstand repeated reading and handling. Children will love this book thanks to the convenient format, uplifting story and brilliant Santore illustrations.
Family! Friendship! Adventure! Mystery! Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis have their lives turned upside down when their father mysteriously has to go away. The railway becomes the centre of their new life, but little do they know what wonders and changes it will bring to them - maybe even the answer to Father's disappearance . . . Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Railway Children in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.
Deep in the forest, there lived a beautiful little fir tree who longed to see the world. When the tree is taken to town at Christmas, it feels like all his dreams have come true. But what will happen the day after? Find out in this beautifully illustrated modern retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's festive tale. When he was surrounded by the splendour of nature, the little fir tree could only think about what he wasn't and what he didn't have and couldn't see. After the initial excitement of venturing out, though, he finds that the world isn't quite what he expected. As the story of the little fir tree unfolds - brought to enchanting life with the colourful, folk art-inspired artwork of acclaimed author/illustrator Christopher Corr - so does a touching lesson on appreciating what we already have and a hopeful message of rebirth.
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.
Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks! In book fifteen, the Famous Five go camping and pitch their tent near a ruined and seemingly abandoned cottage. When Anne hears strange noises at night the others don't believe her... Until they see the ghostly lights. Is the cottage really haunted, or is there another, equally sinister, explanation? Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.
Beware of the tiger . . . Excitement! Animals! Peril! Drama! Enter Mowgli's world as he discovers the secrets and dangers of the jungle. Can he escape his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And will he ever be free from the prowling tiger that's waiting to pounce? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Jungle Book but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.
When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis's father is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying, they and their mother have to leave their comfortable London home to go and live in a small house in the country. However, the children soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and have many adventures - stopping a train from disaster, saving an infant and dog from a barge canal on fire, and getting help when they find an injured boy in the trail tunnel. When they befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home, he helps them to prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited at last.
"Bah Humbug " That's how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas--until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded of what it means to have love in his heart, and what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. A timeless story the whole family will enjoy
The bard tiptoes out of his room, the crow-dream still echoing in his head, making him twitch at imaginary creaks of iron wings.
The bard must leave Thornbury. It is not safe for him to stay. Rue, his new apprentice, travels with him - keen to learn his trade - and hear the next installment in the legend of Podkin One-Ear . . .
Podkin and his fellow rabbits have been sheltering in Dark Hollow after their battle with Scramashank. Paz tends to the rabbits with sleeping sickness; Crom meets with the war council . . . Podkin has nothing to do! Frustrated, Podkin goes exploring and discovers an abandoned underground chamber! Armed with the Gift of Dark Hollow, Podkin learns to moonstride, and Paz is rewarded with a magical gift of her own . . .
Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist Natalie Portman retells three classic fables and imbues them with wit and wisdom.
From realizing that there is no "right" way to live to respecting our planet and learning what really makes someone a winner, the messages at the heart of Natalie Portman's Fables are modern takes on timeless life lessons.
Told with a playful, kid-friendly voice and perfectly paired with Janna Mattia's charming artwork, Portman's insightful retellings of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, and Country Mouse and City Mouse are ideal for reading aloud and are sure to become beloved additions to family libraries.
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