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First collected nearly a millennium ago, these folktales are presented as Degrees stories that the beautiful Scheherazade tells her husband, King Shahryar, over 1001 consecutive nights. They include some of the best-known legends of eastern storytelling: "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor," "The Story of Aladdin; or, The Wonderful Lamp," and "The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." This beautiful collection features more than 20 tales plus illustrations in full color and black and white by Rene Bull.
A lonely young prince wants to get married, but how can he find a real princess? This charming picture book retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale is brought to life with beautiful illustrations by Lorena Alvarez.
This book contains over forty of the best-loved fairy stories, retold by Flora Annie Steel, and beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Favourites such as Jack the Giant-killer, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs and The Babes in the Wood are all here among many others, but stories from different traditions also make their appearance, including The Three Bears and Little Red Hiding Hood.
Join Pinocchio, Geppetto, Cricket, and many more characters as they visit Toy Land, join a puppet show, and escape from inside a ginormous whale! Then watch naughty Pinocchio's nose grow and grow and grow before he finally learns how to be a good puppet. This simple retelling of the classic fairy story, is the ideal book to read with children aged 3 to 5. The charming illustrations by Giuseppe Di Lernia are sure to capture the imaginations of little ones and their parents, and the large format of this classic children's picture book makes it perfect for sharing and reading together at bedtime.
A humorous re-telling of the legendary tale, specially written for children who are starting to read on their own, with easy-to-read text and colourful illustrations. It includes background to the legend and the art it has inspired, with a reproduction of the famous Paolo Uccello painting, and internet links to more paintings of George and the Dragon. Part of Usborne's popular "Young Reading" series, it is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in Education and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.
A complete collection of much loved fairy tales, myths andlegends, bound into a beautiful new edition. Whether you're searching for a sky-high beanstalk, a sleeping princess or a bewitched prince, you're guaranteed to find your favourite fairy tales right here. And no matter how the story starts, you'll always find your happy ending. Includes: The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more.
A collection of tales from the Arabian nights retold for younger readers, this book also includes a short history of the origins of the legendary stories.
An ordinary day becomes extraordinary when Alice follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and finds herself in Wonderland. Join her as she meets one incredible character after another in this lively retelling of the classic quirky tale by Lewis Carroll.
A re-telling of one of the Brothers Grimm's best-loved fairytales about a princess, a promise, and a frog with a secret. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
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":
A collection of hugely entertaining stories, drawn from the rich folklore of many countries throughout Africa, and brought sparklingly to life with humour and rhyme by Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writing under the name used for his children's work, K. P. Kojo. Find out how selfish Lion gets his comeuppance, go to a Frog wedding in the Sky Kingdom, discover the days when the earth's creatures were all mixed up and much more in tales which reflect the very best and the very worst of human nature. Includes endnotes with a glossary, additional information, and activities that children can do to explore the stories further. 'Needs to be three times as long and sitting on a shelf in every school library' - Mark Haddon
Disney Princess Beginnings is an exciting chapter book series featuring all-new stories about each Disney Princess as a young girl!
Young Moana is always ready for a new challenge! It is eight-year-old Moana's first time participating in the Tiale celebration--a festival that occurs every ten years and honors a brave female ancestor. Thanks to determination and coaching from her mother, Moana competes in the cliff diving competition! Children ages 6 to 9 who are independent readers will love this new chapter book based on Disney's Moana and featuring full-color illustrations! Each Disney Princess Beginnings chapter book features all-new stories about a Disney Princess as a young girl.
Disney's Dream Big, Princess campaign focuses on the amazing stories and leadership qualities of each Disney Princess and shows how they relate to today's girl.
Ram the farmer is in trouble. Bali the tiger has threatened to eat him, his wife and their children, unless Ram gives up his pretty white cow. But Reeta, Ram's clever wife, has a plan to outwit the hungry tiger...
This beautiful retelling of an Indian folk tale from best-selling author Narinder Dhami is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Christopher Corr and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist.
Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories.
The Norwegian folk tale retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. A young girl sets out with a great white bear on a journey to the ends of the earth. She visits enchanted castles, rides the wind and battles with a troll queen - all for the sake of true love. Part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories.
"Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze."
King Arthur as you've never imagined! This bold, sizzling YA retells the popular legend with the Once and Future King as a teenage girl -- and she has a universe to save.
I've been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
Now I'm done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.
What of the Dark Fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the princess to fall into an eternal sleep? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled from those passed down through the ages. It is a story of love and betrayal, magic and fantasy. It is a tale of the mistress of all evil.
Adorable stories that will have your child excited for bedtime.
These wonderful fairy tales are accompanied by beautiful Victorian and Golden Age illustrations that will have you and your child wanting to dive in to the book itself. Your child (and you) will look forward to bedtime all day once you start reading these sweet tales. Now you can begin a wonderful new bedtime tradition with 5 Minute Bedtime Classics.
Three original mermaid tales for children who are just beginning to learn how to read. Meet a scheming mermaid lurking to sabotage the Great Seahorse Race, a mermaid on a journey to the spooky Pirates' Graveyard and a mermaid who just loves to dance! Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
Seven titles in the popular "First Reading series" are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making the book and CD easy to store together. "The Young Reading series" is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.
This collection of stories, narrate by South Africa's popular performance storyteller, in her inimitable style, is drawn from her well known book Stories of Africa. In addition, there are a number of songs, most of them written by Gcina Mhlophe - with the exception of "Nansi imfene emthini - Baboon in the tree" (which is a well known traditional children's song). Listeners of young and old will enjoy the passion of the stories, the joy of the songs, now in their mother tongue, isiZulu.
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