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Collections of tales from cultures around the globe, made 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 already be familiar to children - such as the much-loved adventures of Davy Crockett - and others that may not. The books begin with an introduction, informing the reader about the people who created the stories, where they lived, and why stories are an important part of everyone's lives. Each book is beautifully illustrated in the style of the place that the stories are from. Strong multicultural content - excellent resources for understanding people all around the world. Excellent for home use as well as school libraries or classrooms (where they tie in well with the Literacy Hour). Each book in the series contains a table of contents and an index.
Meet fairies, witches and giants in this selection of 30 magical short stories by the world's best-loved storyteller. Perfect for children aged 5 and up! From to goblin games to never-ending wishes, there's mischief afoot in these fun-filled short stories by Enid Blyton! Who will be on the receiving end of a trick, and who will win out with a treat? Ideal for younger children being read to and for newly confident readers to enjoy independently, each story stands alone and is the perfect length for reading at bedtime or in the classroom. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are the perfect way to introduce her work to a new generation of readers. Read all of these bestselling short story collections by Enid Blyton: Animal Stories Springtime Stories Summer Stories Holiday Stories Summer Holiday Stories Summertime Stories Summer Adventure Stories Stories of Wizards and Witches Stories of Magic and Mischief Christmas Stories Christmas Tales Christmas Treats Winter Stories *** Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
Reports show that reading or being read to for ten minutes every day will significantly improve children's reading skills. This short story collection supports this - each story taking about ten minutes to read. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Part of a beautiful collection of hardcover classics, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ... without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disorderly tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles and riddles, are poignant moments of nostalgia for lost childhood.
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.
My sandsakkies is weg! Wat gaan ek doen? Luister net hoe raas die mensekindertjies - hulle gaan nooit vannag slaap nie, se Klaas Vakie verdrietig. 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 gorgeous reissue of this classic tale, originally published in 1945. "Her bed was a bank of wild thyme where oxlips and violets grew; a canopy of roses and honeysuckle hung over her head." Titania, the Fairy Queen, and Oberon, King of the Fairies, fall into a quarrel about who should have charge of a little changeling boy. Oberon and his servant, Puck, cast a spell which causes Titania to fall magically in love with Nick Bottom, a weaver who has been given the head of a donkey. Oberon sees the error of his ways and seeks a way to reverse the spell and restore harmony. This is a a gorgeous reissue of this classic tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, originally published in 1945. This book is lavishly illustrated by paintings from Phyllis Bray, member of the London Group, making it an ideal first introduction to Shakespeare's work for children.
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. The Ladybird Tales series is based on the original Ladybird re-tellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best -- full of richness and detail. This beautiful hardback edition of The Emperor's New Clothes is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of the vain emperor who is taken in by a pair of trickster weavers.
IF YOU LIKE POISONINGS, BETRAYALS, MUTILATIONS, MURDERS AND FLESH-EATING FARMYARD ANIMALS, KEEP READING . . . In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .
This is the classic story of The Ugly Duckling retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. It is developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. It is part of the Usborne English Language Learners programme, featuring books from the Usborne Reading Programme, with audio CDs in British and American English, downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.
The Fairytale Hairdresser is styling her fairytale friends for an animal-themed parade to celebrate Prince Freddie's coronation. But Prince Freddie is nowhere to be seen - could his mysterious uncle be behind the disappearance? And who is the funny little frog in Kittie's salon?
Together with her new friend Princess Lily, and armed with all her hairdressing skills, Kittie sets out to solve the mysteries and bring order back to Fairy Land.
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?
Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing tale of love, set between land and
sea, is retold by renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean and
brought to life in magical silhouette artwork by illustrator Laura
Filled with wonderful stories full of brave heroes, frightful monsters, powerful gods and goddesses, battles and great adventures, this enchantingly illustrated hardbound book can be read aloud to younger children, or read on its own by older children. Full-color illustrations.
Look out! Nibbles the book monster has munched his way into this book of numbers! Count along with him as he chomps his way from one to ten... But wherever will he go next?!
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems – not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart.
Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more!
A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover – this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best!
A new edition of the classic illustrated storybook, ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. This exciting story about a procession of animals chasing a fly, is pacy and ideal for encouraging even `non-reading' children to read. This Green Back Book will boost the confidence of children who have just started to read on their own. Perfect for encouraging children to read!
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.
An entertaining retelling of one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, beautifully illustrated by Serena Riglietti. - Young readers will treasure this 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.
Open up the Teacup House - and meet four little rabbit heroes with big ideas! Watch out, Twitches - Stevie's got a furry visitor. The teacup house is turned upside down when a bouncy puppy comes to stay! Silver and Mama Bo hide in the garden, and meet a creature who needs their help. Now it's Twitches to the rescue...
'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?
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Ladybird Favourite Stories read by Daniel Weyman.
This gorgeous Ladybird treasury of eight classic, traditional tales is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for modern readers and the lively mix of adventurous heroes, dastardly creatures and classic characters is perfect for young children everywhere.
The content includes Jack and the Beanstalk, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Sly Fox and Red Hen, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
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