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A prince convinces a peasant girl to marry him by learning to weave carpets. The couple rule as king and queen until a wicked magician kidnaps the king, forcing him to be his slave and weave carpets for the magician to sell. In order to escape, the king finds an ingenious way of getting a message to his wife. It is a traditional folktale from Armenia. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, which includes over 250 titles across seven levels - all developed in conjunction with reading experts at Roehampton University.
Kwilizwe elikude, ngemihla yakudala, yasuka idolophu ethile yafikelwa sisibetho seempuku. Ezo mpuku zazingamagagu angoyiki nto engoyiki namntu na kakade. Zazileqa izinja zibalekwa naziikati! Abahlali babiza intlanganiso. KwiMeya bathi, “Sikonyule ukuze usombulule iingxaki zethu kule dolophu. Yiza necebo ke ngoku. Khawuleza, singekabulawa zezi mpukundini!” batsho besithi babengamhlawuleli ukuze atshon’ intamo kukutyeb’ etyhal’ inteshe...
"There was a girl in the village who loved horses... She led the horses to drink at the river. She spoke softly and they followed. People noticed that she understood horses in a special way."
And so begins the story of a young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe's horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations. Paul Goble tells how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.
Traditional rhymes and stories have been collected under the wing of Mother Goose for centuries and this collection of favourite nursery rhymes has been put together by the famous illustrator Arthur Rackham. It is a wonderful collection of old favourites from Jack and Jill, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Who Killed Cock Robin? to comic alphabets and the fearful fate of Anthony Rowley. It is illustrated with Rackham's beautiful pen and ink drawings, and is one of his finest books.
Can Dolly the horse save the day when the old steam train breaks down? Young children will love finding out what happens in this charming short story, specially written for new readers.This simple story, set on Apple Tree Farm, is part of the Usborne Reading Programme - more than 300 books across seven levels, for children who are learning to read. With extra quizzes and activities at the end. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
A Viking warrior who lived hundreds of years ago sets sail with his men on th Golden Dragon to find the land where the sun goes at night.
The New York Times bestselling series! My brother Jonah's dream has come true. We have FINALLY landed in his favorite fairy tale: Jack and the Beanstalk! It's a lot of fun meeting Jack. But then we accidentally mess up his story, which means Jack can't climb up the magic beanstalk to find the giant's riches. It's time to take matters into our own hands. Now we have to: - Make a deal with a sneaky trader - Climb a beanstalk into the sky - Try not to get eaten by a giant - Find the goose that lays golden eggs Otherwise, Jack won't get his treasure, and our troubles will be GIGANTIC . . .
Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Ladybird Fairy Tale Treasury read by Gemma Whelan and Nigel Pilkington.
This gorgeous Ladybird treasury of eight classic, traditional tales is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for modern readers.
The stories included are: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Porridge Pot, Little Red Hen and The Ugly Duckling.
My Book of Stories: Write Your Own Myths is a compendium of story starters taken from some of the very best stories ever told. Explosive creation myths, tales of gods at war and awesome acts of bravery by mythical heroes will inspire new characters to be created, new plots to be written, and perhaps even a mythical comic strip to unfold. Within the colourful and beautifully illustrated pages of this book are opportunities to write tales of family feuds among the gods, to invent new myths about how the universe was created, and to take a trip into the underworld. Budding authors will have stories to write, journal entries to fill in and pictures of new characters to draw, all inspired by some of the best-loved myths from around the world, featuring not only the familiar tales of the Norse, Greek and Roman gods, but also the less well-known stories which have their origins in Central America, Australasia and the Far East. My Book of Stories will also be packed full of fun titbits of information about mythical characters, storytelling top tips and puzzles
Three hilarious, original tales of some not-so-scary mythical fire-breathing beasts. Each title is vividly illustrated, and is clearly laid out with speech bubbles to aid the narrative flow. Developed in conjunction with reading experts at the University of Surrey. 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.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Perry the penguin is freezing. So he goes on a high-speed round of skating, swimming and sliding around his South Pole home. But will it be enough to warm him up? This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
A heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and finding your way home from debut author/illustrator Mai K. Nguyen! Willow loves the woods near her house. TheyaEURO (TM)re calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods. There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who canaEURO (TM)t find her way back homeaEURO"which turns out to be the magnolia grove WillowaEURO (TM)s mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends. But the journey is long, and Pilu isnaEURO (TM)t sure sheaEURO (TM)s ready to return home yetaEURO"which infuriates Willow, whoaEURO (TM)s determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. As a storm rages and WillowaEURO (TM)s emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in dangeraEURO| and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.
Grimm's Fairy Tales contains a wealth of enchanting illustrations that bring the fantastic fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm to life. Taking readers aged 6+ on a spellbinding journey in which frogs are kissed, straw is spun into gold, and hungry wolves should not be trusted, this is truly an anthology to treasure.
Meet Amelia Jane! She's a (mischievous) Strong Independent Rag Doll and she's about to enchant a whole new generation of readers! A collection of 7 classic fantastical short stories from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton.
Amelia Jane has an uncanny knack for getting herself into mischief and into trouble with the rest of the toys in the playroom – from hiding under a big pile of alphabet blocks to painting the poor toy sailor's face green! But when a big heart and adventurous spirit is what's needed to rescue everyone, Amelia is the rag doll to do it!
Short, entertaining and accessible stories make the Amelia Jane books perfect for bedtime reading and for newly independent readers of five and upwards. A charming and fun offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
Nyaniso haat Sondagskool. Hy weet al Bybelverhale die die Sondagskool onderwyser vertel hulle. Hy hoor die stories lank voordat hy groot genoeg is om te gaan tot Sondag School was. Gehoor hoe hulle uit Makhulu, en nog vele meer stories behalwe. Hy bygewoon het Sondag Skool vir baie, baie jare en hoor die stories oor en oor weer. Hy gebruik om hulle te hou. Gebruik om te wil gaan Sondagskool ook. Toe kom Lunga.
The much-loved tale of The Hare and the Tortoise has been beautifully captured by Monika Filipina's fun, quirky illustrations. Every page showcases delightful full-bled artwork, packed with charm and detail that will enthrall children aged 3+. The story has been simply retold to appeal to young readers and listeners alike.
A heartwarming collection of your favourite Christmas classics that are sure to get you into the festive spirit. Filled with tales of family, presents and all the joy that Christmas brings! From frolicking goblins in the graveyards of Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, to the importance of giving gifts in O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi, this collection is the perfect Christmas gift.
Rich little Sara Crewe loves to imagine things. At her English boarding school, surrounded by luxury, she sees herself as a princess. But then disaster strikes as Sara is forced to work as a servant. Only her imagination can make life bearable, until something truly incredible happens. Ages 5+.
This is a pack of six copies of a carefully chosen "Usborne Reading Programme" title, complete with teacher's notes all in a zip-lock case. "Usborne Guided Reading Packs" have been developed and endorsed by top reading experts to provide teachers with exciting, effective and practical classroom resources. The book has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills, accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. It also includes several pages of reading-related puzzles.
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