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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.
In a land not so far away and not that long ago, Hlohlesakhe and his family lived happily, until a terrible drought came to the land. People went hungry and starved until they got so thin you could count the ribs of a grown man through his clothes. One day, while he was desperately looking for something to take home to feed his family, Hlohlesakhe wandered deep into the forest in search of roots and berries ...
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.
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.
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.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!' (from `The Ugly Duckling') This collection brings together some of Hans Christian Andersen's most popular fairy tales - including `The Little Mermaid', `The Ugly Duckling' and `Thumbelina' - in a celebration of one of the world's most widely recognised children's authors. With universal themes and dark humour at their heart, these moralistic tales have delighted readers since first publication in the nineteenth century and continued to be well loved today. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, a storyteller of great importance to Western literature, have inspired many films, ballets and plays, and entertained generations of children and adults alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Elliot Hooper's troubles are far from over: his mum's health worsens, he's struggling at school, and a bunch of anarchic Greek immortals have moved into his home - including teen goddess Virgo, who's in trouble with the Zodiac. What's more, death-daemon Thanatos and his scary mum are at large. As even more immortal allies and enemies emerge, Virgo and Elliot must learn how to be heroes ...
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?
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.
This book contains a collection of some of the best-known Greek myths, full of brave heroes, terrifying monsters, powerful gods and great adventures. The vibrant illustrations and careful retellings bring the myths to life for children of all ages.
When war forces people to leave their homes, children often get lost. When this happens to Afi, she meets an old man with a big heart and a magic drum.
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!
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.
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