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Eddie and Yelena are training to be space rangers, protecting Earth from attack. A boring day suddenly becomes almost too exciting when an alien invasion threatens their space ship. Will the space cadets be able to prevent disaster?
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.
No.40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers. The house is a huge Victorian monstrosity, with rooms all full of old furniture, old papers, old clothes, memorabilia - it is like a living museum. Clare discovers in a junk room the vividly painted shield which her great-grandfather, an eminent anthropologist, had brought back from New Guinea. She becomes obsessed with its past and determined to find out more about its strange tribal origins. Dreams begin to haunt her - dreams of another country, another culture, another time, and of shadowy people whom she feels are watching her. Who are they, and what do they want?
When young John Trenchard comes upon hidden treasure in the local crypt he is drawn in the sinister world of smugglers, who exercise their trade along the Dorset coast by the village of Moonfleet. Elzevir Block, innkeeper and master smuggler, takes the young man under his wing and soon John is leading a life more dangerous and thrilling than he could have imagined. But the law is closing in. Accused of murder, there is a price on John's head. The only option is to flee England at the cost of losing his sweetheart, Grace Maskew. . .
Dit is tyd om jou binne-leeu te ontdek.
Die wÍreld het verander. Dit is warm en dit het jare laas gereŽn. Die bome is weg. Al die ys het gesmelt.
Sedert Feliks se mense sonder hom weggetrek het, bly hy alleen op 'n strand, met net 'n lafhartige leeu, 'n veglustige seemeeu en 'n trop lastige bobbejane as geselskap.
Maar op 'n dag is daar seilskepe op die horison. Aan boord is die bevelvoerder, kaptein Blou, en haar vreesaanjaende bemanning. Hulle is ysbere wat die wÍreld vol swerf op soek na die laaste oorblywende ys. Toe die bere voet aan wal sit, is hulle eers vasbeslote om Feliks op te vreet. Maar die ysbeer-kaptein is seker sy ruik iets geheimsinnigs in sy bloed. Sy glo Feliks kan hulle gaan wys waar die laaste ys is!
Wat volg is 'n swerftog die onbekende in, om ys iewers in die berge te gaan soek. En terwyl Feliks die ysbere aanvanklik op 'n dwaalspoor lei, begin hy stadig maar seker besef hul reis kan dalk die wÍreld verander … as hy die bere kan oortuig van sy droom oor die Groot Koelte.
Hierdie meesleurende fantasieverhaal is meesterverteller Leon de Villiers op sy allerbeste. Dit is 'n aksiebelaaide storie wat knetter met vonke van humor, kraakvars taal, kreatiwiteit, deernis, hoop - en 'n onblusbare liefde vir die natuur.
Boldly go where no one has gone before with the launch of this new series of Star Trek(TM) Little Golden Books!
A logical, brave, and brainy science officer, Spock is the pointy-eared Vulcan who completes the crew of the USS Enterprise on its five-year mission. Star Trek fans of all ages will love this action-packed Little Golden Book based on the classic TV series. This book will tell them everything they need to know about one of the most famous aliens of all time--with its fun, lighthearted text and unique retro art style!
The timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world s favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family
Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life
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.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others.
With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself...
As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.
With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate.
When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he's snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse who explains how toys can become 'real',if only they are loved enough. But when Boy is ill with Scarlet Fever, and Rabbit is thrownaway, Rabbit finally discovers what it truly means to be real.
Moominpappa yearns to make a fresh start, to find a rocky island and lighthouse where he'll feel alert and important again. And so the Moomins set sail for a new home. Moominpappa's longed-for-island proves as mysterious and wild and he'd hoped. It even has a deserted lighthouse. But how is Moominmamma to grow her flowers and what could have happened to the last keeper of the lighthouse?
Katy Carr is untidy, tall and gangling and lives with her brothers and sisters planning for the day when she will be "beautiful and beloved, and amiable as an angel". An accidental fall from a swing seems to threaten her hopes for the future, but Katy struggles to overcome her difficulties with pluck, vitality and good humour.
A classic tale from Enid Blyton's magical Faraway Tree series with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson - perfect for new readers! The Land of Silly School is where Dame Snap teaches naughty elves, pixies and fairies. But Joe, Beth, Frannie, Connie soon discover that the lessons are very silly indeed! How will they escape strict Dame Snap? 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 age 5-7 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 Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams Collect them all! 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. `This should be on every child's bookshelf' - Junior Design Awards on The Magic Faraway Tree. Enid Blyton is one of the world's best-loved children's authors with over 700 titles published and sales of over 700,000 in the UK each year. Her stories, which include The Famous Five, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers, St Clare's, The Wishing Chair and Amelia Jane series', remain timeless classics across the world.
Starting and ending with adorable ducklings, this 60-year old story is still as charming today as it was when Viking first published it in 1941. A true classic, Make Way for Ducklings is sure to win yet another generation of fans!
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Summer Stories from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis.
It all began with a hot day in June, and a volcano dropping black ash on to Moominmamma's washing. Next a crack appeared in the ground, and then a great flood wave came crashing through Moomin Valley.
Comet in Moominland
A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So he and Sniff set out on an expedition, where they find adventure and excitement around every corner.
This is a new, unabridged edition of the beloved story of the doctor who can talk to animals has long enchanted children. Strikingly illustrated by Scott McKowen, this book is sure to find a treasured place in any family's library. It is suitable for children aged 10 years and up. Hugh Lofting's beloved story of the doctor who can talk to animals has long enchanted children. Though his fondness for pets drives away all his human patients, as a veterinarian, Doctor Doolittle has the magic touch. Join him, Polynesia, Jip the dog, Dab-Dab the duck and the rest of his furry and feathered friends as they face evil kings and treacherous pirates while handling their most important case ever. This handsome, unabridged edition of "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle", with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, is sure to find a treasured place in any family's library.
He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter. In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being Real means. And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child . . . Margery Williams' timeless picture book classic has been read and cherished by many generations of children and their parents and is now available in this beautiful hardback edition. Brought to life by gorgeous and much-loved classic illustrations by William Nicholson, with a new foiled cover design, this is a wonderful keepsake gift to treasure and share.
Seven short tales taken from the greatest adventure stories of all times - The Arabian Nights - and rewritten for younger children Ideal for bedtime reading with all stories designed to be read in 10 minutes Wonderful charcters and stories including Sinbad, Aladdin and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Beautifully illustrated by one of the world's best-loved illustrators Full of magic, adventure and wonder, the stories of The Arabian Nights have enchanted children and adults for centuries. Now, these stories are retold for a younger audience featuring animal characters and beautifully illustrated by Graham Percy. THE ILLUSTRATOR Graham Percy was born in New Zealand but moved to England to study at the RCA and went on to became famous throughout the world for his beautiful and playful artwork for children. Graham lived most of his life in Wimbledon and sadly passed away in 2008.
A beautiful edition of Dickens's timeless Christmas classic. A Christmas Carol is the book that defines the Christmas spirit. Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited miser, is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. The ghosts show Scrooge the true value of Christmas: charity, good humour and love for his fellow man. Quentin Blake's colourful illustrations guide the reader through Scrooge's lively journey to find the meaning of Christmas. This unabridged edition contains a foreword by the illustrator and is the ultimate Christmas gift book.
The famous true story about a devoted dog. Bobby, an active Skye terrier, adores his master Auld Jock, and when the old man dies, Bobby refuses to leave his grave in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. By day, he plays with the local orphans and eats at a nearby tavern, but, in spite of anything even the Lord Provost himself can do, every night for fourteen years Bobby returns faithfully to sleep by his master.
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