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This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
All three pigs set out to seek their fortune, but two of them come to a sorry end.
A little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls deeply in love. But without legs to walk on land, how ever will she meet him again?
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.
"If you like horror shows, bloodbaths, lying, stealing, backstabbing and cannibalism, then read on..." Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head? It's all here in black and white... Featuring an exclusive bonus chapter from The Blood of Olympus, the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series! Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide! 'Explosive' - Big Issue 'Action-packed' - Telegraph
Africa has a wonderfully rich store of folk tales that have been passed down from one generation to the next. There are stories about how the world came into being, stories that tell of the relati onships between human beings and between man and his environment, and of the lessons to be learned from everyday experience. The tales are like the fairy tales told all over the world, but they have a strong African flavour that is as real as the smell of rain on hot earth.
Now in a revised format with an updated cover, The Best of African Folklore takes the reader into an enchanted world where animals can talk and humans are often changed into diff erent forms, where magic is commonplace and reality is turned delightf ully on its head.
Despite numerous setbacks, things usually turn out all right in the end. Wicked and greedy people (and animals) come off worst and the good receive their just rewards. The gods are stern but fair, and every story has a moral for those who are wise enough to see it.
Long ago, the people of Gwadana lived simple, but happy, lives. They had found the secret of happiness. Their lives were very, very orderly. No one broke the rules. There were no police and no jails in that village. There were rules for just about anything and everything you care to think of, and everybody knew those rules well. Yes, they knew the rules very, very well indeed and happily obeyed them all. Until one day…
This is the classic story written over a thousand years ago and retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Fearsome monsters stalk the moors of ancient Denmark, murdering anyone they catch. But then a warrior comes from overseas. His name is Beowulf. He kills monsters. Each scene is atmospherically brought to life with Victor Tavares' illustrations. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme is developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
In the second fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea, Herbert and Violet team up to solve the mystery of Gargantis -- an ancient creature of the deep with the power to create life-threatening storms.
There's a storm brewing over Eerie-on-Sea, and the fisherfolk say a monster is the cause. Someone has woken the ancient Gargantis, who sleeps in the watery caves beneath this spooky seaside town where legends have a habit of coming to life. It seems the Gargantis is looking for something: a treasure stolen from her underwater lair. And it just might be in the Lost-and-Foundery at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, in the care of one Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder. With the help of the daring Violet Parma, ever-reliable Herbie will do his best to figure out what the Gargantis wants and who stole her treasure in the first place. In a town full of suspicious, secretive characters, it could be anyone!
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner of the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 'Absolutely loved it from start to finish' TOM FLETCHER 'I read it, I loved it' MALORIE BLACKMAN 'Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure' EMMA CARROLL Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland - and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself. Beautiful, thrilling and magical, Sunday Times bestselling-author Kiran Millwood Hargrave's debut novel has all the makings of a modern classic.
This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Rapunzel is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, retaining all the key parts of the story beginning with Rapunzel's imprisonment in the tower by a wicked witch through to her meeting and falling in love with a handsome prince. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
Aimed at children, both across the African continent as well as around the world, this collection of 20 folktales has been retold by Dianne Stewart for today’s youngsters. The stories originate from countries as diverse as Swaziland, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zanzibar and South Africa.
Now in a new, user-friendly format and beautifully illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Folktales from Africa sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The extraordinary tales are not only interesting, but also highly informative and educational.
Step inside twelve magical mythological worlds. You might want to take a map.But the maps in Myth Atlas are special: they show how twelve extraordinary cultures saw the world. For some it's a giant tree or an upside-down mountain. Others reckon we're living on the back of a giant turtle. All of them are fascinating. As you travel the world from Egypt to Japan, you'll meet an incredible array of gods, monsters, heroes and fantastical beasts. Just watch out for werewolves and banshees along the way . . . Myth Atlas is a magnificent gift book that will captivate children and adults alike.
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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