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Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables, Magical Tales & Traditional Stories

Christmas in 100 Words (Hardcover): Sophie Beer Christmas in 100 Words (Hardcover)
Sophie Beer; QED Publishing 1
R165 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Family, jolly, stocking, baby, donkey, star, chimney, fun... introduce your little ones to words of the festive season with cute characters, bright colours and playful scenes. From decorating the tree to Christmas dinner and candy cane to sleigh, this charming book introduces a range of different holiday scenes and objects. Interspersed with these are abstract terms identifying positive emotions, such as jolly and cheerful. An original, contemporary take on teaching first words, the My World in 100 Words series of board books helps children ages 1-3 boost vocabulary, engage with the world around them and become familiar with specific subjects. With bright, playful illustrations from Sophie Beer, each book explores a different theme, including starting nursery, the garden and the seaside. With 10 words per page and variation between full scenes and visual lists, there's plenty for children to look at and enjoy.

Simply the Quest (Paperback): Maz Evans Simply the Quest (Paperback)
Maz Evans 1
R211 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R90 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 ...

Dierestories, Boek 4 (Afrikaans, Paperback): G.R. von Wielligh Dierestories, Boek 4 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
G.R. von Wielligh; Illustrated by Dale Blankenaar
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Die vierde boek in G.R. von Wielligh se klassieke versameling eg-Suid-Afrikaanse dierestories. In Dierestories 4 vang Jakkals en Wolf saam vis en hulle bou saam 'n huis. Ons leer Jakkals en Wolf se seuns ken. Jakkals moet Leeu se siek kind dokter en ons hoor van die kaskenades van Bobbejaan en Erdvark.

Dierestories 1 (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Hersiende Uitgawe): G.R. von Wielligh Dierestories 1 (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Hersiende Uitgawe)
G.R. von Wielligh; Illustrated by Dale Blankenaar
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Dierestories 1 is die eerste in ’n reeks diereverhale versamel deur G.R. von Wielligh. Die diereverhale wat Von Wielligh versamel het van die Khoi-Khoi, is van die oudste diereverhale in Suid-Afrika. Met die nuutste uitgawe kry die verhale ’n nuwe baadjie met die pragtige illustrasies van Dale Blankenaar.

Dierestories 1 bestaan uit 15 stories. Daar word onder andere vertel van die groot geveg tussen die lopende en die vliende diere; wie die vols, die insekte en die diere as koning verkies het en ons maak kennis met Jakkals Spitsneus en arme, dom Wolf.

Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop (Paperback): Katy Halford Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop (Paperback)
Katy Halford; Emma Adams 1
R164 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's the unicorn book you never knew you needed ... until now! A story about friendship, acceptance and rainbow unicorn poop! Meet Unicorn. With a beautiful mane so silky smooth, a glittering horn that sparkles in the sunlight and perfectly pink hooves that shine as she gallops, Unicorn is just like every other unicorn out there. Except for her rainbow poop, of course. Wait - haven't you heard about her rainbow poop? This fully fabulous picture book by Emma Adams and Katy Halford features: unicorns, rainbows, dragons, princesses, fairies, silliness, mischief and RAINBOW POOP!

Die Volledige Sprokies Van Grimm (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Marita van der Vyfer Die Volledige Sprokies Van Grimm (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Marita van der Vyfer
R315 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R16 (5%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie fris, lewendige vertaling deur Marita van der Vyver is om verskillende redes uniek. Dit is die eerste keer dat die volledige Grimm in Afrikaans in een band verskyn. Ook die herkoms van elk van die 210 sprokies wat aan die hand van verskeie bronne nagegaan is, word vir die eerste keer in Afrikaans opgeteken. Daarby is dit die eerste keer dat die klassieke negentiende-eeuse tekeninge van die drie groot Grimm-illustreerders Hermann Vogel, P. Grot Johann en R. Leinweber in n Afrikaanse uitgawe gebruik word.

The Lion and the Mouse (Hardcover): Susanna Davidson The Lion and the Mouse (Hardcover)
Susanna Davidson; Illustrated by John Joven 1
R105 R83 Discovery Miles 830 Save R22 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Lion is big and brave and strong. Mouse is very small and very scared - especially when he wakes the sleeping lion. "Spare my life today," says Mouse, "and one day I'll save yours." Lion laughs so much he lets little Mouse go. But then Lion is caught in a hunter's trap. Can little Mouse fulfill his promise?

The Little Red Hen (Hardcover): Fiona Patchett The Little Red Hen (Hardcover)
Fiona Patchett; Illustrated by Valentina Fontana 1
R105 R83 Discovery Miles 830 Save R22 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In this delightful tale, the Little Red Hen finds some grains of wheat, but her three best friends are too lazy to help her plant them. She works hard growing the wheat and grinding it into flour. Only when she bakes a delicious loaf of bread do they want to help her eat it!

Round the Nguni Fires (Paperback): Myra Scheepers Round the Nguni Fires (Paperback)
Myra Scheepers; Illustrated by Dedre Fouquet; Translated by Linda Michell
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

The story treasures in this collection, introduced with a foreword by King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu, range from the comical and mischievous to the spooky and mystical. Whether you grew up with stories about Mzimi and Magilogilo or not these tales are quintessentially African and compulsory reading for everyone who loves this marvelous continent!

Disney Frozen 2 The Magical Guide (Hardcover): Dk Disney Frozen 2 The Magical Guide (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R282 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R118 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

DK's Frozen 2- The Official Guide is the ultimate companion to Disney's highly anticipated second installment in the Frozen franchise. Covering all of the movie's characters, plus key locations, themes and iconic moments, this magical guide is a must-have title for Disney movie fans, or fans of the hugely popular Frozen franchise. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, Walt Disney Animation Studios' feature-length follow-up to 2013's Oscar -winning film Frozen is slated for theatres on November 22, 2019. Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff are reprising their roles in an all-new story. 2019 Disney

The Way Past Winter (Hardcover): Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Way Past Winter (Hardcover)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave 1
R295 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R113 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the bestselling author of THE GIRL OF INK & STARS comes a gorgeous wintry folk tale for young and old alike - an exciting adventure to the frozen north, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman. 'This gorgeous story of bravery, sisterhood, goodbyes and beginnings is a must for everyone.' JESSIEBURTON 'The Way Past Winter is a masterclass in exquisite storytelling.' CATHERINE DOYLE 'Gorgeous, heartfelt and incredibly exciting. Her best yet, and that'ssaying something.' ROBIN STEVENS Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they've gone - taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back - even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.

Four Tales (Paperback): Philip Pullman Four Tales (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Peter Bailey 1
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Four stories of myth, magic and adventure from the master teller of tales

  • The Firework Maker's Daughter
  • I Was A Rat!
  • Clockwork
  • The Scarecrow and His Servant

A devilish inventor, a girl who must face a Fire Fiend, a scarecrow brought to life by a bolt of lightning, and a boy who can only say the words 'I Was a Rat!' . . .

Drawing on the rich tradition of fairytales, these are four incredible stories that will obsess and enchant readers. Includes a prologue and epilogue from the uniquely talented Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials
Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes - With an introduction by David Solomons (Hardcover): Sufiya Ahmed, Yvonne Battle-Felton, Sarwat... Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes - With an introduction by David Solomons (Hardcover)
Sufiya Ahmed, Yvonne Battle-Felton, Sarwat Chadda, Maisie Chan; Illustrated by Aviel Basil, … 1
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Superheroes have always been with us, from gods with mighty powers to human heroes who don disguises to save the day . . . Join six larger-than-life mythic and legendary heroes from around the world in this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales. Meet tricksters, fighters, shape-shifters and even people who save the day with just the power of speech. Anansi the Spider-Man Loki and the Magical Hammer Hanuman, Demon Fighter Inanna in the Underworld Shahrazad the Storyteller The Legend of Hua Mulan Perfect for bedtime, to read aloud or enjoy alone, these thrilling tales breathe marvellous life into ancient tales. Includes a special introduction from award-winning author David Solomons.

Sleeping Beauty (Hardcover): Lesley Sims Sleeping Beauty (Hardcover)
Lesley Sims; Illustrated by Sara Gianassi 1
R130 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R27 (21%) In stock

The classic tale of a princess cursed at her christening and doomed to sleep for one hundred years. Will anyone fight through the forest surrounding her castle to wake her?

Starbird (Hardcover): Sharon King-Chai Starbird (Hardcover)
Sharon King-Chai 1
R304 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R86 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A stunning gift to treasure from the astonishingly talented illustrator of Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson. Starbird is an original fable about freedom and love. This unique book shimmers with shiny silver foil throughout its pages, and Sharon King-Chai's intricate illustrations of plants and animals are utterly beautiful. Starbird's songs weave the richest dreams and delight all who hear him, but when the Moon King traps him in a cage, the colour and life in his voice begin to drip away. What follows is a story with the feel of a timeless myth, with the message that that captivity dims even the brightest star. A heartfelt, lyrical story, and an exquisite gift for any child or adult.

Om die Nguni-vure (Afrikaans, Paperback): Myra Scheepers Om die Nguni-vure (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Myra Scheepers; Illustrated by Dedre Fouquet
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
10 Ten-Minute Fairy Tales (Hardcover): 10 Ten-Minute Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
R225 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A magical collection of fairy tales, featuring retellings of favourites such as Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each charming story in this hardback book is beautifully illustrated and takes just ten minutes to read - the perfect length for snuggling up and enjoying at bedtime.

Who Let the Gods Out? (Paperback): Maz Evans Who Let the Gods Out? (Paperback)
Maz Evans 1
R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

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?

Princess and the Pea (Hardcover): Matthew Oldham Princess and the Pea (Hardcover)
Matthew Oldham
R130 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R27 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat (Paperback): Enid Blyton A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat (Paperback)
Enid Blyton 1
R140 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - an excellent companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers age 5+ Never in their wildest dreams, could Mollie and Peter have imagined something so wonderful as a magic Wishing-Chair that will fly you anywhere and grant your every wish! And so when their little black cat, Whiskers, goes missing, they know just who to call upon to help them find her! 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.

'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.

Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, 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.

Once Upon a Wild Wood (Paperback): Chris Riddell Once Upon a Wild Wood (Paperback)
Chris Riddell 1
R165 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R47 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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! 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!

The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake (Hardcover, New edition): Jessica Courtney Tickle The Story Orchestra: Swan Lake (Hardcover, New edition)
Jessica Courtney Tickle; Katy Flint 1
R366 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R99 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Discover the spellbinding magic of Swan Lake in this musical retelling of the ballet - push the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Tchaikovsky's score. This tale of a prince, a beautiful swan princess and an evil sorcerer begins in a woodland clearing far, far away. It is Prince Siegfried's 21st birthday. He is playing games with his friends when his mother, the Queen, arrives to tell him he needs to stop having fun and start looking after the kingdom. Prince Siegfried dreams of running away. He follows an enchanting flock of swans to a clearing by a lake, where four of the little cygnets begin to dance. The most beautiful swan transforms into the Princess Odette, who tells him that she has been cursed to turn into a swan by day and return to her natural form at night by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. As the prince and Odette dance, they begin to fall in love. The story follows Prince Siegfried as he attends his birthday party, is tricked into proposing to Von Rothbart's daughter Odile and returns to the lake to battle the evil sorcerer. Will the prince be reunited with his swan princess? As you and your little one journey through the magical scenes, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from the ballet's music. At the back of the book, find a short biography of the composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with details about his composition of Swan Lake. Next to this, you can replay the musical excerpts and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms and musical techniques that make them so powerful. A glossary defines musical terms. The Story Orchestra series brings classical music to life for children through gorgeously illustrated retellings of classic ballet stories paired with 10-second sound clips of orchestras playing from their musical scores. Manufacturer's note: please pull the white tab out of the back of the book before use. Sound buttons require a firm push in exact location to work, which may be hard for young children. All sound clips are 10 seconds long.

Fairy Tales (Hardcover): Hans Christian Andersen, Tiina Nunnally Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
Hans Christian Andersen, Tiina Nunnally; Edited by Jackie Wullschlager
R598 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R196 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A new selection of 30 tales to mark the 200 year anniversary of Andersen's birth in 2005. Tiina Nunnally's sparkling translation captures the rawness and immediacy of Andersen's style, for the first time enabling English readers to be as startled and amazed as his original readers were, and revealing the unique inventiveness of Andersen's genius. At a time when children's stories were formal, moral and didactic, Hans Christian Andersen revolutionized the genre, giving an anarchic twist to traditional folklore and creating a huge number of utterly original stories that sprang directly from his imagination. From the exuberant early stories such as 'The Emperor's New Clothes', though poignant masterpieces such as 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Ugly Duckling', to the darker, more subversive later tales written for adults, the stories included here are endlessly experimental, both humorous and irreverent, sorrowful and strange. This book - beautifully illustrated with a selection of Andersen's amazing paper cut-outs - will bring these magical tales to life for readers of any age.

Storytime Classics: The Gingerbread Man (Paperback): Saviour Pirotta Storytime Classics: The Gingerbread Man (Paperback)
Saviour Pirotta; Illustrated by Karl Newson 1
R165 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of The Gingerbread Man, who is made with currants for eyes and who leaps from the oven as soon as the door is opened! Nobody can catch the gingerbread man - not the old woman who made him nor any of the animals. It seems he's got away with his freedom. Then he meets a wily fox by the river who offers to help him safely cross... Brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy, this delightful book is part of the much-loved range of Storytime Classics which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

Girl. Boy. Sea. (Hardcover): Chris Vick Girl. Boy. Sea. (Hardcover)
Chris Vick 1
R265 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R46 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Storm, shipwreck, survival. Chris Vick's novel delves deep into the might and majesty of the unpredictable ocean, the strength of an unlikely friendship between a British boy and a Berber girl and their will to survive against all the odds. A British boy narrowly survives the sinking of his yacht in a huge storm off the coast of Morocco. After days alone at sea in a tiny rowing boat Bill rescues a girl clinging for her life to a barrel. Aya, from the nomadic Berber tribe, was escaping to Europe when her migrant ship was destroyed in the same storm. Through endless days and star-spangled nights, they drift - mere specks on the vast, empty ocean - weakened by fear, hunger, sunburned, and the unforgiving sun. Aya tells Bill about The Arabian Nights, and Shahrazad, who told 1001 stories to save her life. As hope of rescue begins to fade, they find strength in these tales of magic, brave heroes, wily thieves, greedy sultans, and courageous girls. When they land on a desert island, they're surprised to be confronted by a stranger who is not what he seems... and back out on the waves once more in the dark deep, a shadow follows...

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