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Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Ladybird Tales of Adventurous Girls retold by Julia Bruce, read by Jacqueline Wilson and Vanessa Kirby. Girls can save the day too, and they always have . . . Join six adventurous girls from around the world as they use their wits, courage and strength to overcome the odds. With an introduction from award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson. Gretel and Hansel Tamasha and the Troll Tokoyo and the Sea Serpent Chandra and the Elephants Sea Girl and the Golden Key The Snow Queen Perfect for bedtime, these empowering tales show that girls can be the heroes of any story.
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.
Kweny’ ilali engekude apha, kule minyakana imbalwa idluleyo, kwakukho indoda egama linguHlohlesakhe. Lo mfo wayehlelisene kakuhle kakhulu nosapho lwakhe de kwafika imbalelakazi eyabhuqa konke nje. Balamba abantu de iimbambo zendoda zibaleke inxibile. Ngenye imini, yahamba le ndoda yaya kuzingela iinqoba nayo nantoni na eyayingatyiwa lusapho olo lwayo. Yahamba yahamba de yazibhaqa sele isesazulwini sehlathi izingela loo magontsi noonomcelu ...
Based on a Native American folk legend, this wonderful book tells the story of how Bear lost his tail. Beautiful, original illustrations bring the story to life. It features easy-to-read text, with fun comprehension puzzles at the end. It is a charming addition to the "Usborne First Reading" series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.
Three original stories with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own. Includes stories about scary monsters living under the bed, close encounters with rampaging ice beasts and escaping slimy swamp creatures.
This series of books combines good stories with easy reading text for children aged five to six years and over who have just started reading alone. The series has been developed with Alison Kelly who is an expert in early reading.
From the well-loved French fairy tale, as retold by the Brothers Grimm. "Grandmother, what big eyes you have!" Little Red Riding Hood meets a wolf in the forest. He seems friendly, and he's interested to hear about her old grandmother. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.
Wayeyinkwenkwan’ ephaphileyo uLusapho. Yonk’ imihl’ ekuseni, wayekhaphel’ iinkomo zikayise azis’ emadlelweni. Le nkwenkwe yayimthanda kunen’ uyise yaye izithanda neenkomo zakhe. Ngenye imini, lo malusi waqaphela ukuba kwakukho ithole angalaziyo kwezo nkomo zakowabo azalusileyo. Lingelihle ngako elo thole. USoyiso wayengazange walibona elinjal’ ubuhle ithole ngaphambili.
Ontdek die wyse lewenslesse wat esopus en Jean de la Fontaine se dierefabels ons leer. Die kleurvolle en humoristiese illustrasies prikkel kinders se verbeelding en behou hulle aandag.
Takke, blare en versiersels le die wereld vol en al wat jy hoor, is ou Knoetsboom se gekreun en gekraak. "Eina, eina tog, my arm! Ho, ho...O, my kop...waar is ek?" mompel 'n diep, growwe stem. 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 brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - the perfect companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers of 5+ When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! And on a stiflingly hot summer day in the playroom, what better adventure to have than to fly high above the mountains and seaside in search of the Land of Goodness Knows Where! Short chapters and beautiful full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson make the Wishing-Chair Adventures series perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
A collection of children's tales, handed down by Seneca Indians. They have been gathered together by a Seneca anthropologist, who himself is the grandson of a leading Seneca chief.
What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince? Following her beloved mother's death, the kingdom falls to Snow White's stepmother, known as the Evil Queen. At first, Snow keeps her head down, hoping to make the best of things. However, when new information about her parents comes to light, and a plot to kill her goes wrong, Snow embarks on a journey to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. Can Snow defeat an enemy who will stop at nothing to retain her power... including going after the ones Snow loves?
Inspired by the myths and legends that surround this legendary creature, this book includes tales of three unusual unicorns; one befriends a kitchen maid, another manages to outwit a greedy hunter - whilst the third unicorn simply loves strawberries! Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone.
The fourth and final book in the extraordinary Magic Faraway Tree series, published as a stand-alone edition for the first time in more than three decades. Now with extra bonus Magic Faraway Tree chapters! Come on a journey full of magic and adventure! One day, children Robin and Joy discover a book all about a Magic Faraway Tree. Intrigued, they go on an adventure and meet Joe, Beth and Frannie from the story and together they climb the Magic Faraway Tree and have the most magical adventures together! Will Robin and Joy ever want to go home? Anything's possible in THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE! The Faraway Tree stories have been delighting readers for over 75 years. Look out for the other titles in The Magic Faraway Tree series: The Magic Faraway Tree, Folk of the Faraway Tree, and Up the Faraway Tree. Also available in beautiful deluxe editions. Look out, as well, for the Blyton Colour Reads series. Chock full of vibrant colour illustrations from Alex Paterson, these are the perfect way to introduce The Magic Faraway Tree adventures to children aged five and up. 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.
The tale is as old as time, but what transformed the prince into the beast? The story of Beauty and the Beast has been told many different times, in many different ways. This is one version, pulled from many passed down through the ages. Its a story of vanity and arrogance, of love and hatred, and, of course, beastliness and beauty.
When Zoe visits Unicorn Island she mistakenly opens the Box of Winds, unleashing a terrible storm over the island. Can Zoe and her best friend Astra, the fairy unicorn, stop the winds before it's too late? An exciting story from the Usborne Young Reading series, ideal for newly fluent readers who are ready for longer stories.
Three tales of wit and wonder from the children's classic author of `The Phantom Tollbooth'. Unlikely hero Alberic is on a seemingly endless search for wisdom. He learns much along the way but will his journey ever satisfy him? In the second tale, a boy is drawn to a mysterious painting of a princess far away who's left bereft of her kingdom. Can he be the knight in shining armour and win back her lands? And then meet the richest monarch in the world... and the poorest, as they discover the true worth of wealth. Fascinating fables from a classic storyteller overflowing with humour and wit.
From the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm. "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long hair!" A witch keeps Rapunzel in a tall tower without a door or stairs - but she isn't the only one visiting the lovely girl. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, god-decreed rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: train to fight and fight to survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield-her brother, fighting with the enemy-the brother she watched die five years ago. Eelyn loses her focus and is captured. Now, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan settling in the valley, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved Aska clan, which is rumored to have been decimated by the same horde. She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother's friend who tried to kill her the day she was captured. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and find a way to forgive her brother while daring to put her faith in the people she's spent her life killing.
Fiddle dee dee! Monkey up a tree. Lucky monkey! Lucky me! Luckiest monkey in the whole country. Monkey is delighted to find a musical bow and plays it happily until he attracts the attention of Cheetah and Lion. They both want the bow for themselves, but once Monkey starts to play, no-one can stop dancing - even if they want to!
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