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Heidi by Johanna Spyris Illustrated by Pelagie Doane 1966 (Hardback)
Little orphan Heidi goes to live high in the Alps with her gruff grandfather and brings happiness to all who know her on the mountain. When Heidi goes to Frankfurt to work in a wealthy household, she dreams of returning to the mountains and meadows, her friend Peter, and her beloved grandfather.
The jungle book Rudyard Kipling book Oxford Children Classic (paperback)
Beware of the tiger . . .
If you like jungle-action and animals galore, then The Jungle Book is the story for you! Not only does this edition include the complete, unabridged text, it is also full of extra material to help you get the most from the story and gives lots of recommendations for other adventures you might enjoy.
Beware of the tiger . . .
Excitement! Animals! Peril! Drama! Enter Mowgli’s world as he discovers the secrets and dangers of the jungle. Can he escape his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And will he ever be free from the prowling tiger that’s waiting to pounce?
Oxford Children’s Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Jungle Book but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Illustrated by Justin Todd (Hardback)
Here is a magnificent visual interpretation of the unabridged text. Twenty-two full colour illustrations by top artist Justin Todd, bring a fresh approach to Grahame’s timeless classic.
Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie Illustrated by Shirley Hughes (Hardback)
First Edition. Number 1 showing in Number Line.
Classic pen and ink illustrations from award-winning Shirley Hughes make for a beautiful gift edition of this story of the magic of childhood Peter Pan is one of the best loved characters in children’s literature—the boy who never grew up. This retold edition—abridged by May Byron in 1915 with the permission of the author—is brought to life by extraordinary illustrations from Alfie creator Shirley Hughes.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (paperback)Lewis Carroll’s Alice has been enchanting children for 150 years. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, and the Mad Hatter are among the best-loved, most iconic literary creations of all time. Macmillan was the original publisher of Alice in 1865 and is proud to remain true to the vision of its creators. Every bit as iconic are Sir John Tenniel’s remarkable illustrations, perfectly capturing the combination of the ordinary and the extraordinary at the heart of Wonderland.
Pookie in Wonderland by Ivy Wallace (paperback)
Pookie takes flight on an amazing trip to Wonderland. His friends don’t believe it exists but, of course, Pookie is determind to find out and he soon finds himself deep in a muddle! His adventure takes him far beyond Bluebell Wood where he meets many characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
Tanglewood Tales (Dover Children’s Evergreen Classics) by Nathaniel Hawthorne (paperback)One of 19th-century America’s greatest authors recounts timeless tales from Greek mythology in this delightful partner to A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s evocative interpretations of traditional stories about heroes, sorceresses, kings, and other legendary characters provide young readers and listeners with a spellbinding introduction to classic myths.
The adventures begin with “The Minotaur,” the tale of an Athenian prince’s conquest of a monstrous half-man, half-bull. Other stories include “The Pygmies,” concerning a friendly giant and his small-minded neighbors; “The Dragon’s Teeth,” recounting the birth of a team of warriors and the founding of a city; “Circe’s Palace,” in which an enchantress matches wits with the trickster Ulysses; “The Pomegranate Seeds,” a tale of the underworld; and “The Golden Fleece,” the story of an aspiring king and his quest for the shining symbol that will win a throne.
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Nancy Drew: The Flying Saucer Mystery by Carolyn Keene (hardback)
When Nancy and her friends ride deep into the Sawniegunk Forest in search of a flying saucer, they find themselves in the middle of more than one mystery. Wildcats, runaway horses, deadly snakes, and a disappearing Indian keep the sleuths tangled in danger and suspense.
Nancy Drew: Mystery at the Ski Jump by Carolyn Keene (hardback)When Nancy learns that the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers that the woman is using the name Nancy Drew.The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself and result in her being questioned by the police. Join Nancy in this thrilling mystery as she solves the mystery and clears her name.
Nancy Drew: The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene (hardback)Challenging questions confront Nancy Drew when she attempts to solve the mystery of the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress. Who is the tapper? How does he gain access to Miss Carter’s house, despite securely locked doors and windows? Why do the tapping sounds come in Morse code? Is there a sinister motive behind the prowler’s actions?While trying to learn the answers to these and other puzzling questions, Nancy finds her investigations complicated by the dishonest administrator of a will and by a thief who steals the actress’s prize Persian cats.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (hardback)
(hardback: dust jacket included)
“I don’t believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burnt hair, old gowns, one glove apiece, and tight slippers, that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them.” And I do think Jo was quite right.
The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley (paperback)
Tom was a poor, ill-treated chimney sweep who ran away when he was wrongly accused of stealing. But his life was changed for ever when he jumped into a stream and was rescued by the Queen of the Fairies, who turned him into a water-baby. In the strange, underwater world he travelled to the Other-End-of-Nowhere, having all sorts of adventures and meeting strange people like Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby, who taught him some important lessons.
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (paperback)
Teaching miles away from her family isn’t as exciting as Laura Ingalls had hoped. But visits from Almanzo Wilder help to distract her from the slowly passing winter.
As she tackles the pressure of adulthood, what will the future hold for Laura and her life on the prarie?
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter (hardback)
It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is “soporific.”
I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit.
They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
A World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A collection of stories, verse and hums about the Bear of Very Little Brain by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard (hardback)
(Hardback: dust jacket included)
A World of Winnie-the-Pooh brings together a specially selected collection of stories from Winnie-the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner and some of the most popular verse from A. A. Milne’s collections for children, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. Here we are introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, Owl and Christopher Robin. Pooh’s world is reflected in Milne’s nursery verse where Pooh and Christopher Robin are forever playing.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories by Beatrix Potter (hardback)
Fourteen original stories by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies
Winnie-the-Pooh Favourite Stories by A.A. Milne (hardback)
Collected together, in one volume are eight favourite stories about the world’s most famous bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. Originally published in 1928 in A. A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner, these enduring stories are brought to life by E. H. Shepard’s classic illustrations.