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Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Ladybird Christmas Treasury, read by Daniel Weyman.
This magical Ladybird treasury features a wonderful mixture of six modern and traditional Christmas tales. Perfect bedtime listening to settle young children excited for Santa's arrival.
In this collection: The Christmas Story, Reindeer's Christmas, Snowman's Christmas, Santa's Christmas, Fairy's Christmas and T'was the Night Before Christmas.
"Dis weg! Dis weg!" kerm Talienkie tussen die trane deur. "'n Dief, 'n gemene, wrede dief in Droombos wat ons nog almal of wag, dalk is dit die grondmonster". Diep, diep in die hart van Droombos, daar waar net bosdiertjies, feetjies en kabouters woon en waar kindertjies net in hul drome kan kom, gebeur allerhande dinge in en om Ou Knoetsboom in hierdie splinternuwe eg Afrikaanse reeks.
A tale as long and twisted as the braided hair at the centre of its legend. A girl with magical hair taken from her parents and confined to an isolated tower. Her captor, an old witch who acts as an overprotective mother who knows what's best. But what does Mother Gothel actually know? This account digs deep into the past to find out why she believes in her heart that mother truly knows best.
Mulan, the legendary woman warrior, comes to life in this empowering retelling of The Ballad of Mulan with stunning full-color illustrations by New York Times bestseller Joy Ang. Mulan loves nothing more than her family. She will do anything for them-even if it means joining the army in her ageing father's place. Since girls are not allowed in the army, Mulan cleverly disguises herself as a man. But she must look deep within herself to find her might and her courage. Faye-Lynn Wu and Joy Ang turn this ancient Chinese ballad into an uplifting, empowering ode to young girls everywhere, showing that true strength comes from within, regardless of appearance, inspiring a new generation of women warriors. The book also includes the original ballad.
A fairytale full of adventure!
Once upon a time, Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig were on a magical adventure in the fairy-tale woods . . .
First they met a big (but not very bad) wolf, and then they bumped into three hungry bears! What will they find when they reach Granny and Grandpa Pig's house?
Little Red Riding Hood meets Goldilocks and the Three Bears in this new magical picture book that all fairytale fans will adore. With a very glittery cover, it's the perfect gift for sharing with little readers.
Enter a magical world and take a broomstick ride with a colourful witch! With push, pull and turn mechanisms and a sparkly foil cover wheel, My Magical Witch has plenty to keep little ones engaged and entertained. Yujin Shin's beautifully coloured illustrations are paired with gentle rhyming text and lots of things to spot in four bright and busy magical scenes. Enjoy more magical adventures with My Magical Unicorn, My Magical Dragon and My Magical Mermaid.
A dramatic retelling of Bram Stoker's classic horror story retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Jonathan Harker has no idea of the horrors that await him in Castle Dracula. An ancient evil is alive and hungry for new blood. Can Jonathan and his friends defeat it? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Sam should be looking after his sheep, but instead he can't help but play cruel tricks on the villagers by crying wolf. Will Sam soon be caught out by his own joke? This title provides clear and compelling text accompanied by vibrant original illustrations by Mike Gordon. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It is a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
A popular folk tale from Norway. Benny, Bert and Boris are three brother goats. They are looking for new grass to eat. There's plenty of new grass just over the bridge - but look out for the hungry troll on the way. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.
A fantastic compendium, this wonderful collection of Greek myths taken from "Usborne Young Reading" titles is a thrilling and informative read. Featuring the best-known of all the Greek heroes and monsters, with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. A section after the stories gives more details on the various gods and other Greek myths. "Usborne's Young Reading" series was developed in conjunction with an expert from Roehampton University and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each individual story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
A fantasy world of crisp silhouette images depict step-sisters, footmen, nobles, and other characters from the fable of an orphan girl's transformation into a princess. One full-color and nine three-colour plates are also included.
'In an ancient city by the sea, three sisters - a maiden, a mother, and a crone - are drawing maps by candlelight. Sombre, with piercing grey eyes, they are the three Fates, and every map is a human life . . .'
Stepsister takes up where Cinderella's tale ends. We meet Isabelle, the younger of Cinderella's two stepsisters. Ella is considered beautiful; stepsister Isabelle is not. Isabelle is fearless, brave, and strong-willed. She fences better than any boy, and takes her stallion over jumps that grown men fear to attempt. It doesn't matter, though; these qualities are not valued in a girl. Others have determined what is beautiful, and Isabelle does not fit their definition. Isabelle must face down the demons that drove her cruel treatment of Ella, challenge her own fate and maybe even redefine the very notion of beauty . . .
Cinderella is about a girl who was bullied; Stepsister is about the bully. We all root for the victims, we want to see them triumph. But what about the bullies? Is there hope for them? Can a mean girl change? Can she find her own happily ever after?
This timeless collection of over thirty Aesop's fables is sumptuously illustrated by Giuliano Ferri and presented as a hardback gift edition to be read again and again.
Each of these timeless stories conveys a message about how to behave towards others.
Stories include The Fox and the Crow, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Boy who cried Wolf and The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs.
First Stories: Aladdin is the perfect introduction for young children to this classic fairy tale. Push, pull and turn mechanisms bring the story of Aladdin, his lamp and the magical genie to life. This well-loved fairy tale is beautifully imagined for a new generation by children's illustrator Amanda Enright.
Collect more books in the First Stories series: Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Doctor Dolittle, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling.
Johanna Spyri's Heidi is beautifully retold, following the exploits of the orphaned girl sent to live in the Alps with her grumpy grandfather. Part of Series 2 of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for readers growing in confidence, with clear, engaging text and stunning original illustrations. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.
"A classic is something utterly strange and original, and yet as deeply familiar and necessary as your own hands. The Iron Man is like no other story in the world and, fifty years after its first publication, we need it as much as ever." -- Philip Pullman
Part modern fairy tale, part science-fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant "metal man" who wreaks havoc on the countryside by attacking the neighbouring farms and eating all their machinery. A young boy called Hogarth befriends him, and Hogarth and the extraordinary being end up defending and saving the earth when it is attacked by a fearsome "space-bat-angel-dragon" from outer space. Ted Hughes' classic tale, with its message of peace and hope, is known and loved all over the UK and is an exciting collaboration between Walker Books and Faber and Faber. This beautiful, small-format paperback celebrates 50 wonderful years of Ted Hughes' classic tale.
WINNER OF THE V&A BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR
Timeless classic Fairy Tales brought to life with lavish, full colour illustrations. Comes with accompanying Audio CD with narrations of text.
During an eventful holiday in Kingsport, Arianwyn is recruited for an important mission: to retrieve the Book of Quiet Glyphs from its hiding place in the Great Wood. But as she returns home to Lull, feyling refugees gather outside the town walls and hex plagues the forest. As tensions lead to fall-outs with her friends, town squabbles and magical mishaps, Arianwyn faces a sobering truth: she alone can find the Book, and wield its secrets ...
Follow the yellow brick road into Oz, explore the Snow Queen's icy palace and join Alice in Wonderland in this collection of much-loved stories, including classic fairytales Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Each beautifully illustrated tale in this hardback book takes just ten minutes to read - perfect for dipping into at bedtime.
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