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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 in a beautiful presentation slipcase.
Centuries ago, Terra, the world, was nearly destroyed by humans. In the wake of that destruction, Terra created the Guardians-a group sworn to protect Her. But humans have returned to their plundering ways and Terra needs the Guardians. The Guardians are now fractured, their leader murdered years before. They need a new leader-a new Terra Protectorum-but when a young girl is chosen, outrage ensues. Questions demand answers. Why has Terra selected a girl with no knowledge of the Guardians? Why has she chosen a human when it is the humans destroying the earth? And most importantly, why has she chosen the girl whose father murdered the last Terra Protectorum?
Young Randall dreams of adventures until one day he's sent off on a mission to discover the neighboring king's secret. When he returns, he's thrown in a dungeon and despairs until Princess Tilda -- the power behind the throne - entices him to compete for her hand. Courage, determination -- and Tilda's trust in him - toss him from one adventure to the next as he dives for a ring at the bottom of the ocean and searches for a Golden Apple from the Tree of Life. BEN NADLER's modern version in comics highlights the timeless truth at the heart of this Grimm Brothers' fairy tale in a way that is sure to delight and resonate with today's young readers.
A dazzling selection of 30 short stories from the world's best-loved storyteller - the perfect Christmas gift for children aged 6 and up! Snuggle down with this heartwarming collection of classic tales, celebrating the magic and excitement of winter. These fun, entertaining stories are ideal for newly confident readers and are the perfect length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom. It's an ideal stocking-filler too! Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers. Read all of Enid Blyton's bestselling short story collections: Springtime Stories Summer Stories Holiday Stories Summer Holiday Stories Summertime Stories Stories of Wizards and Witches Stories of Magic and Mischief Christmas Tales Christmas Treats Winter Tales *** Enid Blyton and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.
This illustrated multicultural children's book presents classic Chinese fairy tales and other folklore providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture. Chinese folktale tradition is as colourful and captivating as any, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother presents a collection of 30 authentic Chinese tales. These classic stories represent the best of the Chinese folklore tradition, and are told here by the beloved Lao Lao the grandmother in the nineteenth-century Ling household. The result of a long and proud storytelling tradition, these Chinese stories are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother includes: How Pan Ku Made the World; The God that Lived in the Kitchen; The Daughter of the Dragon King; The Grateful Fox Fairy; The King of the Monkeys; The Wonderful Pear Tree.
"Dis weg! Dis weg!" kerm Talienkie tussen die trane deur. "'n Dief, 'n gemene, wrede dief in Droombos wat ons nog almal of wag, dalk is dit die grondmonster". 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.
In a land far, far away, a long time ago, a certain town was suddenly beset by a plague of mice. And all were scared of nothing and no one. These mice chased dogs and firghtened cats and made them scuttle off, tails between their legs! The townspeople called a meeting. To the mayor, they said “We eleccted you to help solve our problems. Come on, then! Help us solve this problem before it is too late!” they did not pay him to grow fat and do nothing…
Join Gerda on her quest to save her best friend from the evil Snow Queen in this enchanting retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. This beautiful 30-piece jigsaw and picture book are gorgeously illustrated by Elena Selivanova. A superb combination of reading and interaction, and a delightful way for children to enjoy this classic story. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
'The Queen and the bat had been talking a good deal that afternoon...' The Victorian fascination with fairyland vivified the literature of the period, and led to some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as W. M. Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its abilities to reflect our deepest concerns. In tales of whimsy and romance, witty satire and uncanny mystery, love, suffering, family, and the travails of identity are imaginatively explored. Michael Newton's Introduction and notes provide illuminating contextual and biographical information about the authors and the development of the literary fairy tale. A selection of original illustrations is also included.
Nyaniso hates Sunday School. He knows all the Bible stories the Sunday School teacher tells them. He heard those stories long before he was big enough to go to Sunday School. Heard them from Makhulu, and many more stories besides. .He has attended Sunday School for many, many years and heard those stories over and over again. He used to like them. Used to like going to Sunday School, too. Then Lunga came.
Set in the world of the Newbery Honor-winning Ella Enchanted, this tale by beloved author Gail Carson Levine stars a clever heroine who is determined to defy expectations—and outwit a fairy’s curse.
Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend (and test subject) Wormy. So when Wormy unexpectedly proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. And besides, she simply isn’t in love with him.
But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre!
Stuck in this new and confusing form, Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal—or else be stuck as an ogre forever.
The old, cruel king was dead. All over the kingdom there were celebrations, for no one had loved the king. Some said they had praised him, fearing what he might do to them. The old, cruel king was dead; hope rose like a pillar, sturdy and strong; it climbed up, up, up to highest heavens. There would be kindness in the land. There would be love and honour for all. There would be happiness in abundance; poverty, abuse and disease would be no more. Or so they thought...
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