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Snow White is the kindest and prettiest girl in the kingdom, but her stepmother soon becomes jealous... The much-loved story is magically brought to life in this gorgeously illustrated book, with delicate cutaways and holes to peep through, layered to create a magical filigree effect.
Ontdek ’n wonderwÍreld van sprokies, fabels, feŽverhale en dierestories in hierdie skatkis van 21 geliefde verhale vir kinders. Versamel en oorvertel deur bekende skrywer en storiemeester, Leon Rousseau, is hierdie pragtige bundel ideaal vir voorlees of vir kinders wat self lees. Van klassieke sprokies soos "Aspoestertjie", tot volksverhale soos "Die gulsige seekoei" wat vermaak met herhaling, ritme en rym, tot fabels soos "Die leeu en die muis" wat morele kwessies aanraak – hier is iets vir elkeen. Linki Lutz se toweragtige illustrasies beeld elke verhaal kleurvol en verbeeldingryk uit. "My Storiekis" is ’n kosbare versameling wat vir jare se storieplesier sal sorg.
This is a charming retelling of the traditional folktale, perfectly matched with witty illustrations by Fred Blunt. Rabbit's burrow is far too small so he goes to Wise Owl for advice. But is Owl serious when he tells Rabbit to invite all his friends and family to stay? It includes easy-to-read text, with fun comprehension puzzles at the end. It is a wonderful addition to the "Usborne First Reading" series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.
This gorgeously designed retelling of The Nutcracker will make the perfect Christmas present for ballet fans everywhere! In snow white covered St. Petersburg, young dancer Stana's dreams have finally come true - she has been chosen to play the lead role in Tchaikovsky's new ballet, The Nutcracker. But with all eyes looking at her, can Stana overcome her nerves and dance like she's never danced before? From the author of the bestselling The Sinclair Mysteries, Katherine Woodfine, and Waterstone's Book Prize winner, Lizzy Stewart, this sumptuous and magical retelling of The Nutcracker will transport you on a journey fay beyond the page. Praise for Katherine Woodfine's The Sinclair's Mysteries series: 'A wonderful book, with a glorious heroine and a true spirit of adventure' Katherine Rundell, award-winning author of Rooftoppers 'Dastardliness on a big scale is uncovered in this well-plotted, evocative novel' The Sunday Times 'It's a dashing plot, an atmospheric setting and an extensive and imaginative cast. Katherine Woodfine handles it all with aplomb' The Guardian Praise for Lizzy Stewart's There's a Tiger in the Garden (Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, Illustrated Books Category): 'A journey of discovery' The Guardian 'A stunning testament to the power of imagination' Metro
Four original stories about princes and princesses for children just beginning to learn how to read. Meet clumsy princes, stubborn princesses and a rather pongy prince named Percy in these highly amusing stories. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
Jack and the Beanstalk is just one of the ten favourite nursery stories that make up this companion to Harold Jones's book of nursery rhymes, Lavender's Blue. All the best and most-loved stories, such as The Three Bears, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and Tom Thumb, are included in this collection - familiar stories which can be told again and again without losing their freshness. Harold Jones's colourful pictures on every page ensure that this book is one a small child will delight in and treasure. A special facsimile of this much-loved nursery story collection.
A lively retelling of this classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm, recounting the story of a beautiful princess with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony; Charmingly illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini; Young readers will treasure this beautiful gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker; The Young Reading Series is designed to encourage independent reading and covers a range of subject matter, including the retelling of children's classics, fairytales, and a wide variety of narrative non-fiction.
30 years after Disney's The Little Mermaid movie was released, it's time for a feminist reimagining for a new generation. "A masterpiece" Marian Keyes "A fierce torrent of a book, raging and forceful and gripping. I was swept away" Kiran Millwood Hargrave "Her prose cuts and rages and her vision of the Sea Witch is truly transformative" The Observer. Think you know the story of the Little Mermaid? Think again... Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.
A re-telling of one of the Brothers Grimm's best-loved fairytales about a princess, a promise, and a frog with a secret. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
Hierdie wonderlike boek met 15 tydlose verhale, pragtige illustrasies en onvergeetlike karakters stel kinders bekend aan die betowerende wÍreld van die Broers Grimm.
Hierdie wonderlike boek met 13 tydlose verhale, pragtige illustrasies en onvergeetlike karakters stel kinders bekend aan die betowerende wÍreld van Christian Andersen.
Hierdie wonderlike boek met pragtige illustrasies word kinders bekendgestel aan die klassieke fabels van La Fontaine, soos†Die wesel en die koringskuur, Die wolf en die lam, Die duif en die mier, Die bye en die perdebye, Die leeu en die muis, Die donkie en die hond, Die swaeltjie en die voŽls, Die haan, die kat en die muis, die takbok by die fontein, Die vos en die bok, Die paddas wat 'n koning wou hÍ, en vele meer!†
Hierdie wonderlike boek wat 11 stories bevat met pragtige illustrasies en onvergeetlike karakters sal kinders bekendstel aan ’n skatkis van klassieke verhale.
Hierdie wonderlike boek wat 12 stories bevat met pragtige illustrasies en onvergeetlike karakters sal kinders bekendstel aan ’n skatkis van tydlose verhale.
A thrillingly spooky tale based upon the story by Oscar Wilde for children growing in reading confidence and ability. The Canterville Ghost has been scaring away new residents in his castle for 500 years, but when the Otis family move in it becomes clear they are just as determined to make him leave. But who will succeed? Part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, part of the "Usborne Reading Programme". It is based on a traditional Japanese folktale. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. The Stonecutter spends his days cutting stone from a mountain, wishing he was rich - but when he is heard by a mountain spirit who grants his wish, he soon realises that there is more to life than money...It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
A collection of eight of Aesop's best-loved fables retold for children growing in reading confidence. Sly foxes, thirsty storks and greedy dogs all feature in these fun stories, each with its own moral at the end. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
From the famous Greek myth. Young Jason's wicked uncle sets him an impossible task: to bring back the legendary Golden Fleece. Jason sets out with a crew of heroes in his ship, the Argo; but it's the princess Medea who will give him the help he most needs. With fun activities and free audio readings by native UK and US English speakers.
A new adventure series set in the Land of Stories universe from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old fans! For fans of The School for Good and Evil and Pages & Co.
When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: she is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility.
But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem, she doesn't return.
Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever?
Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the no.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories series, filled with adventure, imagination, and magic.
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