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Horse of Fire and Other Stories from Around the World (Paperback): Lari Don Horse of Fire and Other Stories from Around the World (Paperback)
Lari Don 1
R183 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R57 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Have you ever heard of the horse who had gold in his dung, or of the Fire Horse of Hiisi with his mane of gold and red flame and smouldering black hooves? What about the hippogriff, the centaurs and the wise colt? I bet you've heard rumours of a goddess disguised as a white horse and whisperings about the proud unicorns and the headless horseman who steals cattle. This is a collection of stories about warriors, monsters and heroes' horses and about the origins of horses and people. It is an anthology of stories where horses are magical and stories where horses are the villains. From Gambian, Persian, Australian and Ukrainian myths to Jewish, Indian and Navajo retellings, Lari Don presents horse stories from around the world, perfect for any horse lover. Book band: Dark Red Ideal for ages 10+

The Hide and Seek Squirrels - Band 6/Orange (Paperback, Edition): Lari Don The Hide and Seek Squirrels - Band 6/Orange (Paperback, Edition)
Lari Don; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hazel, Cashew and Conker are squirrels who have hidden their nuts somewhere safe - but they can't remember where! Will they ever find them again? This fun story was written by Lari Don. Orange/Band 6 offers varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages and reduced support from illustrations. A wider range of texts is included. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Breaking the Spell - Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland (Paperback): Lari Don Breaking the Spell - Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Cate James
R194 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R55 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This title features 10 magical, funny, spellbinding stories from Scotland.

The Dragon's Hoard - Stories from the Viking Sagas (Paperback): Lari Don The Dragon's Hoard - Stories from the Viking Sagas (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Cate James 1
R236 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R38 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Meet the Vikings and enter their enchanting world full of warriors and battles, heroes and heroines, Berserkers, monsters and zombies, and of course, lots of magic. Illustrated throughout, these eleven amazing stories bring the Viking Sagas, tales they themselves told, to vivid life. A fantastic introduction to Viking mythology, these illustrated tales will have children captivated.

Mind Blind (Paperback): Lari Don Mind Blind (Paperback)
Lari Don 1
R170 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R33 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'I killed a girl today, just after the school bell. I keep trying to tell myself I didn't really kill her. But she's dead. And it's my fault.' 14-year-old Ciaran Bain is a highly trained fighter and gifted criminal with a special talent: he knows what his victim is thinking. He works in a mafia-style family of gangsters, thieves and thugs who share his mind-reading talent. But Ciaran's skill comes with a crippling side effect, one that makes him disposable -- even to his own family. Then he meets Lucy, whose older sister has been killed, and they form an unlikely team. But on their perilous search across London and up to Edinburgh, on the run from Ciaran's dangerous family, can they ever trust each other? And where can they hide if they aren't even safe in their own minds? Award-winning author Lari Don skilfully weaves a fast-paced world of secrets, power and supernatural abilities in her first book for young teens.

Little Red Riding Hood 2018 (Paperback): Lari Don Little Red Riding Hood 2018 (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Celia Chauffrey
R164 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R31 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Are you afraid of the big bad wolf? With this retelling of the classing story, kids will experience empathy and courage as they walk in the shoes of a brave Little Red. Finely detailed paintings create an enticing world of quirky characters in a dark and mysterious forest. Includes story CD read by actress Imelda Staunton.

Horse of Fire - and other stories from around the world (Hardcover): Lari Don Horse of Fire - and other stories from around the world (Hardcover)
Lari Don
R168 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R35 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From magical winged Pegasus to legendary horses which help their owners in impossible quests, this brilliant selection of folk tales about horses will thrill and entertain. Stories from countries as diverse as Russia and Gambia and traditions as different as the Navajo people and the ancient Greeks make this a really inclusive anthology, perfect for any horse lover. Book band: Mastery

The Secret of the Kelpie (Paperback): Lari Don The Secret of the Kelpie (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Philip Longson 1
R192 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths. And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie. But it's easy to forget those dangers on a sunny afternoon..." Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notices a stunning white horse. While her siblings clamour for a chance to ride the beautiful animal, Flora is worried. Where has this strange horse come from? Why are its hoof prints wet? Too late Flora realises this is no horse! It's a kelpie: a shape-shifting water horse from Scottish folklore known to steal children. Can Flora reveal the secret of the kelpie in time to save her family? The kelpie, once a lesser-known creature of Scottish mythology, is now enjoying legendary status as Andy Scott's magnificent Kelpies statues have become a world-famous tourist attraction. The classic tale of the kelpie is wonderfully retold for 4-7 year olds in this gripping adaptation by renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don, with breathtaking illustrations by artist Philip Longson.

Serpents and Werewolves - Tales of Animal Shape-shifters from Around the World (Paperback): Lari Don Serpents and Werewolves - Tales of Animal Shape-shifters from Around the World (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Francesca Greenwood 1
R163 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R36 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net... Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make this a wonderfully inclusive anthology, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.

The Tale of Tam Linn (Paperback): Lari Don The Tale of Tam Linn (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Philip Longson 1
R167 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R34 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Janet is forbidden from visiting the woods near her father's castle because legend says that long ago a local boy called Tam Linn was stolen there by the fairy queen and never returned. But Janet isn't afraid of fairy stories... Deep in the woods, by a well, she meets a fairy knight -- the famous Tam Linn, forbidden to leave by the evil queen's spell. Janet decides to save him, but when the queen and her army appear, fairy magic turns Tam Linn into a whole host of Scottish creatures. Can Janet hold on long enough to rescue him? A sharp and intelligent retelling of the traditional Scottish fairy tale of Tam Linn, which originated in the Scottish Borders, adapted for a young audience. Award-winning author Lari Don's fresh take on this well-known story is perfectly complemented by artist Philip Longson's breathtaking illustrations. The Tale of Tam Linn is one of the first titles released in the new Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales range of picture books that bring classic Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young children.

The Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away (Paperback): Lari Don The Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away (Paperback)
Lari Don 1
R169 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Molly's curse is getting worse. The curse-breaking workshop hasn't exactly turned out how Molly and her friends had hoped. And now something is going wrong with the way curses work. The team need to find the Promise Keeper who controls all curses, but the Keeper is guarded by Atacama the sphinx and his riddle. The five friends set off on a quest that takes them past the misty giant grey men of the mountains, to spar with an ancient snake and battle terrifying Nuckelavee. Can they discover what's wrong with the Promise Keeper and stop the world of curses from spinning out of control? Magic, adventure and danger collide in the second dramatic book of this brilliant new fantasy adventure Spellchasers trilogy by award-winning author Lari Don.

Serpents and Werewolves - Tales of Animal Shape-shifters from Around the World (Hardcover): Lari Don Serpents and Werewolves - Tales of Animal Shape-shifters from Around the World (Hardcover)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Francesca Greenwood 1
R300 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R66 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net... Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make this a wonderfully inclusive anthology, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.

Winter's Tales (Paperback): Lari Don Winter's Tales (Paperback)
Lari Don
R162 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R36 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A selection of folk tales about winter from all around the world. Find out how spiders invented tinsel, what happened when the spring girl beat the hag of winter, why snow is eagles' feathers, and how a hero with hairy trousers used ice to kill a dragon. Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make this a wonderfully inclusive anthology of the chilliest of tales, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.

Girls, Goddesses and Giants - Tales of Heroines from Around the World (Hardcover): Lari Don Girls, Goddesses and Giants - Tales of Heroines from Around the World (Hardcover)
Lari Don
R299 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R67 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves. With stories from every corner of the world (from Cameroon to Scotland, India, Japan and the Americas) this inclusive anthology of girl power is stunningly illustrated in paper-cut style.

Drawing a Veil (Paperback): Lari Don Drawing a Veil (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Emma Chinnery
R135 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R31 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ellie and Amina are best friends. But when Amina decides to start wearing the hijab, it attracts the attention of the bullies. Now Ellie's loyalties are being tested. Has Amina changed? Does it matter if best friends have different beliefs? Is she ready to stand up for Amina? A thought-provoking story about friendship, religion and modern life. Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 11+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Lari Don First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Lari Don 1
R167 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R34 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Winner of a Scottish Children's Book Award. When Yann the injured centaur clip clops into Helen's life she decides to help him even though she's not exactly a vet. But that's just the beginning ... Helen's first aid kit comes in very handy when she meets Yann's friends -- a gang of fabled beasts with a habit of getting into trouble. Together they must solve riddles, fight fauns and defeat the dangerous Master of the Maze before midwinter and the end of the world. First Aid for Fairies and other Fabled Beasts is the first book in the bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles, an exciting four-book adventure series starring creatures from myth and legend.

The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster (Paperback): Lari Don The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Natasa Ilincic 1
R192 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ishbel and Kenneth need to save their family from going hungry, so when they remember the old local tale about treasure under Urquhart Castle, they set off across Loch Ness in a rowing boat. But the loch may be hiding its own secrets. There's another ancient story about a giant monster living in the depths . . . Legends of the Loch Ness Monster abound, but this new tale from renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don sidesteps the modern Nessie to create a new Loch Ness Monster myth inspired by local folklore. A perfect companion to bestselling picture book The Secret of the Kelpie, also by Lari Don, this timeless tale of Scotland's most famous creature, atmospherically brought to life by Natasa Ilincic's stunning illustrations, is destined to become the classic Loch Ness Monster story.

Girls, Goddesses and Giants - Tales of Heroines from Around the World (Paperback): Lari Don Girls, Goddesses and Giants - Tales of Heroines from Around the World (Paperback)
Lari Don
R162 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R36 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves. With stories from every corner of the world (from Cameroon to Scotland, India, Japan and the Americas) this inclusive anthology of girl power is stunningly illustrated in paper-cut style.

Animal Stories 2: Never Trust a Tiger - A Story from Korea (Paperback): Lari Don Animal Stories 2: Never Trust a Tiger - A Story from Korea (Paperback)
Lari Don
R161 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R31 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

After seeing the results of his work, a seal hunter vows to change his ways.

Wolf Notes and other Musical Mishaps (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Lari Don Wolf Notes and other Musical Mishaps (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Lari Don 1
R170 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R33 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As Helen practises her violin for a special Midsummer's Eve concert, her friends, the fabled beasts, prepare to go to war. Helen soon joins their perilous quest against the evil Faery Queen. She battles with brownies, wrangles with wolves and tries to trick faeries. But will it be enough to help her friends and save herself? Second book in the bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles, an exciting four-book adventure series starring creatures from myth and legend.

Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Lari Don Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Lari Don 1
R166 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A centaur, a selkie, a fairy and a phoenix -- Helen has unusual friends. And in this incredible quest, they face some even stranger opponents, from mermaids to angry killer whales. Helen must help Rona the selkie to win the most important contest of the ocean world, and stop the deep sea powers from going to war. But who is trying to sabotage the competition and why? Can Helen and the fabled beasts find the real villain, and prevent the most devastating storm the world has ever seen? The third thrilling instalment of the bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles, an exciting four-book adventure series starring creatures from myth and legend, introduces new fabled beasts from the wild north of Scotland.

The Beginner's Guide to Curses (Paperback): Lari Don The Beginner's Guide to Curses (Paperback)
Lari Don
R169 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Molly Drummond is cursed: whenever a dog barks, she turns into a hare -- which can make life quite dangerous... So she does the sensible thing and attends a curse-lifting workshop, run by a local witch. She tumbles into a world of magical beings, all desperate to reverse their curses. But will the power that feeds on the curses prevent them from returning to their normal lives? By the author of the bestselling Fabled Beasts Chronicles series, this is the dramatic first installment in the brand new, long-awaited Spellchasers trilogy. Lari Don has once again created a world of brilliant magic, dark danger and extraordinary friendship which will enchant children of upper primary age.

The House of the Nine Doors - Band 12/Copper (Paperback): Lari Don The House of the Nine Doors - Band 12/Copper (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Stu McLellan; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A classic tale of the Irish legend Finn McCaul, as he strives to fulfil a challenge to free his jailed uncle. The question is, is it even humanly possible?! Find out in this non-stop, funny story of perseverance, imagination - and a bit of speed, written by the Canongate Prize winner Lari Don. * Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale * Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

The Witch's Guide to Magical Combat (Paperback): Lari Don The Witch's Guide to Magical Combat (Paperback)
Lari Don
R169 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Molly's shape-shifting curse is getting stronger and more unpredictable. Becoming a hare she could cope with. At least she could run... fast. But now she's turning into the prey of any predator she hears. Life's pretty dangerous if you become a worm whenever you hear a bird tweet. As Molly and her friends search for a stone that can curb the Promise Keeper's powers, and each one of them must face their own monster, Molly is forced to choose: is she prepared to use dark magic to break her curse? Will she become a witch and enter into magical combat? And if she does, will she lose the friendships she most cares about? In this third and final thrilling instalment of the breathtaking Spellchasers trilogy the team faces a blizzard of powerful threats. Can they bring balance to the magical world, defeat the creatures that pursue them and finally break Molly's curse? Or will darkness triumph over friendship?

How to Make a Heron Happy (Paperback): Lari Don How to Make a Heron Happy (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne 1
R140 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R29 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hamish is worried about the heron in the park. It always looks sad and grumpy, with its hunched-up shoulders and long frowning eyebrows. So Hamish decides to cheer it up: first he brings bread crusts and biscuit crumbs to the park. But the heron still looks grumpy. Next he brings his family to tidy up the heron's polluted pond. But the heron still looks grumpy. Then he brings his class to plant flowers around the pond. But the heron still looks grumpy. Finally he brings everyone he knows to have a party for the heron. But the heron still looks grumpy. Hamish looks at the heron and wonders: maybe the heron isn't unhappy after all? Each page of this delightful story from popular children's author and storyteller, Lari Don, is brought to life with vibrant illustrations. Colour and activity build up as the book progresses and the drab inner-city park is brought to life.

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