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A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp–like a beast’s!
But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?
The fourth and final book in the extraordinary Magic Faraway Tree series, published as a stand-alone edition for the first time in more than three decades. Now with extra bonus Magic Faraway Tree chapters! Come on a journey full of magic and adventure! One day, children Robin and Joy discover a book all about a Magic Faraway Tree. Intrigued, they go on an adventure and meet Joe, Beth and Frannie from the story and together they climb the Magic Faraway Tree and have the most magical adventures together! Will Robin and Joy ever want to go home? Anything's possible in THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE! The Faraway Tree stories have been delighting readers for over 75 years. Look out for the other titles in The Magic Faraway Tree series: The Magic Faraway Tree, Folk of the Faraway Tree, and Up the Faraway Tree. Also available in beautiful deluxe editions. Look out, as well, for the Blyton Colour Reads series. Chock full of vibrant colour illustrations from Alex Paterson, these are the perfect way to introduce The Magic Faraway Tree adventures to children aged five and up. ENID BLYTON is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing-Chair series, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, particularly The Magic Faraway Tree 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.
'n Wit olifantjie, 'n hen wat wou kraai ... Jy sal kennis maak met splinternuwe karakters en menige avonture met hulle meemaak. Sluit by hulle aan op hul reise, deel in hul avonture en ontdek 'n skatkis van stories om jou na sprokiesland weg te voer. Lochner de Kock vertel al jou gunstelingsprokies! Kom luister saam! Die stories op die CD: Lea se Boom; Die Lied van die Hen; Tot Stinkie se Redding; Die Duisendpoot en die Slak; Frederik en Kuifie; Kameelperd en Sebra; Katryntjie Kekkel; Jabba die Wit Olifantjie; Meteoor die Drakie; Lenet se Ponie (Bonussnit).
A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragonslayer and the curs. Beautifully bound with head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. Dynamic artwork by Matteo Pincelli brings to life the exciting, strange and sometimes dangerous world of the Norse gods.
Aimed at children aged 6 and over, mainly Key Stage 1, this series provides stories for youngsters which are illustrated in colour throughout. The books are designed to encourage independent reading and cover a wide variety of subject mater. This book is about Aladdin .
Philip Pullman's wry wit and award-winning talent brings much to this rich, dark and uplifting rendition of the classic tale ALADDIN AND THE ENCHANTED LAMP. With magic and mischief in equal measure, and with brand new illustrations from master printmaker Chris Wormell, it will captivate readers of all ages.
These are four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxurious hardback editions foster pride in book ownership and enthusiasm for reading. Each of these four exciting new stories is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. 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.
This book contains a collection of some of the best-known Greek myths, full of brave heroes, terrifying monsters, powerful gods and great adventures. The vibrant illustrations and careful retellings bring the myths to life for children of all ages.
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.' JESSIE BURTON 'The Way Past Winter is a masterclass in exquisite storytelling.' CATHERINE DOYLE 'Gorgeous, heartfelt and incredibly exciting. Her best yet, and that's saying 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.
Reports show that reading or being read to for ten minutes every day will significantly improve children's reading skills. This short story collection supports this - each story taking about ten minutes to read. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of The Emperor's New Clothes is a perfect firstillustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of the vain emperor who is taken in by a pair of trickster weavers. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocksand the Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elvesand the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, 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 forover forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
A heart-warming story, set in the days leading up to Christmas, about one little girl's magical encounter with a unicorn. Christmas is just days away. A little girl called Milly and her Mum are staying at Grandpa's house. Dad has been kept away but will join them just as soon as he can. But Milly feels a little forlorn, away from her friends and without her Dad. And then something wonderful happens. Milly meets Florian, a unicorn. One snowy night, he patters into Grandpa's house and transforms Milly's Christmas, filling it with friendship, surprise and sparkle. And somehow, Florian makes all Milly's wishes come true. Anna Currey has crafted a beautifully written and sensitively illustrated picture book that will delight every generation as families come together at Christmas.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Stanley is a cat who's scared of anything and everything. So how will he cope when his friends leave him on his own in a house full of strange noises? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
This timeless collection of over thirty Aesop's fables is sumptuously illustrated by Giuliano Ferri and presented as a hardback gift edition to be read again and again.
Each of these timeless stories conveys a message about how to behave towards others.
Stories include The Fox and the Crow, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Boy who cried Wolf and The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs.
This is the classic story of The Ugly Duckling retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. It is developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. It is part of the Usborne English Language Learners programme, featuring books from the Usborne Reading Programme, with audio CDs in British and American English, downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.
Open up the Teacup House - and meet four little rabbit heroes with big ideas! Watch out, Twitches - Stevie's got a furry visitor. The teacup house is turned upside down when a bouncy puppy comes to stay! Silver and Mama Bo hide in the garden, and meet a creature who needs their help. Now it's Twitches to the rescue...
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.
Step into the dark and enchanting world of the School for Good and Evil with this stunning companion book. Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling series comes to life in this handbook full of everything students at the School need to learn in order to survive their own fairy tale. With full-colour illustrations the handbook includes character interviews, diary excerpts, brand-new short stories and much, much more. A must-have for all super-fans of the School for Good and Evil.
The nightingale is a little brown bird with a beautiful song. The Emperor of China loves listening to her - until he is sent a clockwork bird, glittering with gold and jewels. Dazzled, the Emperor forgets all about the little brown bird... what will become of her?
A girl journeys across unknown lands to rescue her friend from the clutches of The Snow Queen, who has imprisoned his heart in ice. A sister struggles to break the spell that has turned her ten princely brothers into swans. A mermaid decides to leave her underwater world behind for love. These renowned fairy tales, brimming with imaginative richness, are some of the most magical and inspiring ever written. Contains: 'The Snow Queen', 'The Wild Swans', 'The Nightingale', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The True-Hearted Tin Soldier'
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