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A wonderful addition to our very successful series of shaped childrens books, reprinted from antique editions.
Delightfully retold in humorous verse, with beautiful illustrations throughout and an accompanying audio CD narrated by Lenny Henry, this is a beautiful reworked edition of Rudyard Kipling's children's classic, Just So Stories. In this stunning illustrated collection meet the cat who walked by himself, discover how the lazy camel got his hump, how the elephant got his long trunk, find out why the rhino has such wrinkly skin and how the whale got his teeny tiny throat. These well known, richly imagined stories tell of how the world came to be as it is. This is a smart, funny and younger approach to Kipling's work, and Just So Stories as you've never seen them before. Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories are one of the enduring classics of children's literature and these witty, inventive stories have delighted generations of children. Combining the brilliant rhyming talent of Elli Woollard and beautiful illustrations from the award-winning Marta Altes, Elli Woollard's Just So Stories is an enchanting retelling of a much-loved classic for a new generation. A book to truly treasure and one you will want to share. Stories include: How the Whale got his Throat How the Camel got his Hump How the Rhinoceros got his Skin The Elephant's Child The Cat that Walked by Himself
The tenth classic tale from Enid Blyton's magical Faraway Tree series, with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson – perfect for newly independent readers aged 7-9!
When Joe is whisked up to the Land of Ice and Snow, he meets a rather bossy snowman, who is determined to make Joe his servant! Can Moon-Face, Frannie and Beth rescue Joe, with the help of their new friends, Goldilocks and the Three Bears?
The Magic Faraway Tree has been entertaining readers for more than 75 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for a whole host of new younger readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood.
This is a new title in "Young Reading Series Two", based on the tales of England's most famous outlaw and part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. The outlaw Robin hood is determined to stop the evil Sheriff of Nottingham from bribing his way to becoming King. He sets out to steal the Sheriff's treasure - by winning an archery competition and becoming one the Sheriff's chief guard. But when his gang are all captured, will Robin be able to save them from the hangman's noose? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
One day, a little old woman made a gingerbread man. He jumped from the oven and ran and ran! Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. The Gingerbread Man, a Level 2 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.
Originating as an old English folk tale, this familiar story is given a fresh new look by illustrator Milo Winter and is sure to delight younger readers. Full color.
A magical collection of twenty classic Irish fairy tales by one of Ireland’s greatest writers, the Nobel Prize-winning W. B. Yeats – with intricate, traditional illustrations throughout by P. J. Lynch.
These short, carefully selected stories are told with humour and warmth, drawing on the glorious storytelling tradition of Ireland.
With enchanting portrayals of witches, fairies, giants, pixies, hobgoblins and people of the otherworld, plus a notes section that traces the fascinating origin of each story, this book provides the perfect introduction to Irish myths and legends for curious new readers and fans of Yeats alike.
Seven children named Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; a witch who intrudes on the peace of their cottage; and a spell only the children's mother can break - these dramatic elements for a story that is both contemporary and timeless. Inspired by a sixteenth-century game still played by children today, this fresh and original story by Audrey Wood is certain to become a classic.
Join the fun as 17 familiar nursery rhyme characters take starring roles in this edition of the New York Times bestselling series You Read to Me, I'll Read to You. Designed with budding readers in mind, each tale is set in three columns with color-coded type as a script for two voices to read separately and together. Whether it's Humpty Dumpty negotiating with a doctor to fix his cracked shell, Little Miss Muffet inviting the spider to share her curds and whey, or Old King Cole enjoying a feline fiddle recital, these tales with a twist will delight and amuse young readers.
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.
Ivan lives in a land where the winter is dark and fearful. Starjik, King of Winter, steals Ivan's little brother and Ivan braves the bitter cold to find him.
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. This hardback version of Rapunzel is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.
Fans of Sophie Kinsella's sparkling humor will love her first ever illustrated series for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo!
Ella Brook can't wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action.
But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella's mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it's up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?
EAST LOTHIAN's landscape has mysterious and intriguing stories sewn into it. This collection of tales has witches and wizards, magical creatures and eerie happenings. There are dragons, faeries, ghosts and selkies. You will be whispered secrets by an ancient tree, discover why the Skeleton Boy made his home in Hanging Rock Cave, and how a rat became more than just a rat. With specially selected stories for the enjoyment of 7- to 11-year-old readers, there is something to delight and amuse in every tale.
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. This hardback version of Puss in Boots is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.
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...
From the New York Times–bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.
Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?
Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.
Will he summon the courage to face his fear?
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.
'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Aesop is believed to have lived in 6th century BC. Aesop's The Complete Fables is available in Penguin Classics.
In this infectiously lively reworking of a Hebridean folk tale, Hugh Lupton tells the story of two friends, Pirican Pic and Pirican Mor, who fall out over a pile of walnuts. One has eaten the other's share. 'I'm going to find a stick and whack and thwack you for that!' says Pirican Mor. But revenge is not so quick or easy as it seems. The tree directs him to an axe, the axe to a stone, the stone to water, the water to a stag...soon the whole landscape is caught up in the tale, and Pirican Mor is drawn further and further from his moment of fury.
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