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Lank gelede was daar ’n arm houtkapper met twee kinders: Hansie en Grietjie. Een aand se die houtkapper vir sy vrou: “Ons het nie meer geld om vir die kinders kos te koop nie. Wat gaan ons doen?” “Ek het ’n plan,” se die houtkapper se vrou. “Vat Hansie en Grietjie tot diep in die woud en los hulle dan daar. Miskien kry hulle iemand wat na hulle sal kyk.”
Lank gelede was daar ’n pragtige meisie wat aan die rand van ’n groot woud gebly het. Haar verjaardagpresent van haar ouma was ’n mooi rooi mantel met ’n kappie. Daarom het almal haar Rooikappie genoem. Eendag sê Rooikappie se mamma vir haar: “Ek het ’n paar eetgoed en ’n bottel wyn in die mandjie gepak. Jou ouma is siek. Vat dit vir haar, dit sal haar beter laat voel.” Hierdie titel is deel van 'n heerlike reeks eenvoudige voorlees-stories.
From the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm. "I know this is magic," says the shoemaker. Someone is making beautiful shoes every night, when the shoemaker and his wife are asleep. Who can it be? With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.
A classic retelling of St George and the Dragon from the author of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame. 'Now, dragon,' said the Boy imploringly. 'You've got to fight him some time of other you know, 'cos he's St George and you're the dragon. Better get it over, and then we can go on with the sonnets.' Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won't fight St George? The Reluctant Dragon is a funny story of bravery, friendship and derring-do. This children's classic is made even more collectable thanks to the beautiful illustrations by E.H. Shepard, the artist behind the original illustrations for The Wind in the Willows and the man who drew Winnie-the-Pooh. A classic childhood fantasy for everyone who loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan. Perfect for early readers aged 8 and up. Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859. He told his son stories about water rats and moles which became The Wind in the Willows, the book for which he is best known. He died in 1932.
This title is part of four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxurious hardback editions foster pride in book ownership and enthusiasm for reading. Each of these four exciting new stories is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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.
From the English children's classic by Lewis Carroll. Alice falls down a rabbit-hole to a land where the impossible is perfectly normal. She meets one strange character after another: the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Will Alice manage to keep her head?
Kate se pa kanselleer hulle Durban-vakansie en sleep haar saam na Kaimanskuil, ’n plaas in die Klein-Karoo waar hy grootgeword het. Sommer met die intrapslag gee die spokerige plaas en sy weird mense Kate koue rillings, maar stormweer laat die drif afkom en hulle is vasgekeer. In die donker kloof agter die opstal word Kate se tergende vrae beantwoord: Skuil daar regtig ’n meermin in die riviere van die Klein-Karoo? En wat het sy met haar, Kate, te doen?
Liewe Heksie veroorsaak per ongeluk dat een van haar dak se sinkplate afwaai, en is baie bekommerd oor die groot gat in die dak bokant haar kombuis. Maar wanneer sy die aand 'n geheimsinnige besoeker kry, kry sy sommer ook 'n groot verrassing. Een van die gewildste Liewe Heksie-stories nou in prenteboekformaat vir 2 tot 4 jariges.
Theseus is determined to slay the monster that lives at the heart of the Labyrinth. But even if he succeeds, will he make it back home to Athens in one piece? Part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, based on the Greek myth, aimed at children just beginning to read to help build confidence and ability. This title is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
Anna and her famous scientist parents live on an island in the Indian Ocean. While her parents are roped in to save the world (again), Anna finds a pirate’s dagger on her usual afternoon swim. This prompts her to start investigating the mysterious sunken treasure of the Chivonne. This book touches on family dynamics, computers, science, the extinct dodo, pirates, and has a strong “green” message. In the second part Admiral Atom’s scheming colleague tries to shift the magnetic poles of the Earth. But are his motives above suspicion? Anna becomes tangled in these complicated adult matters once again. Finally, Anna must foil an attack of the earth's very core, which could have unparalleled consequences for the planet.
Edward Lear's beloved poem has charmed readers since it was first published in 1871. Now the adventure of these two unlikely sweethearts has been paired with vibrant paper-collage illustrations by Anne Wilson. Her colorful art creates a whimsical backdrop for Owl's romantic pursuit of Pussycat. "The Owl and the Pussycat" will delight children and adults and show a new generation of readers the magic of true love.
Awards and honors for "The Owl and the Pussycat":
What if Cinderella never tried on the glass slipper?
Unable to prove that she's the missing princess, and unable to bear life under Lady Tremaine any longer, Cinderella starts work at the palace as a seamstress. However, when Cinderella finds herself witness to a grand conspiracy to take the king - and the prince - out of power, she is faced with questions of love and loyalty to the kingdom.
Cinderella must find a way to stop the villains of past and present... before it's too late.
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.
Using the stunning illustrations from the popular Myths and Legends series, these collections of tales make ancient stories from cultures all around the globe accessible to younger readers. Written in simple, clear and highly readable text, Traditional Tales from Around the World contain a myriad of legends, some of which may be familiar to children and others that may not.
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.
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.
Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?
A rich collection of classic and lesser known myths from all around the world. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
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.
Millions of young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his lively companions as they journey through the magical land of Prydain. First published more than thirty years ago and translated into twenty different languages, Lloyd Alexander's beloved series has become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. Among their many accolades, the award-winning Chronicles of Prydain count a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and more than two million copies in print.
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