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'A SPELLBINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate. Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? ... The enchanting new story from Michelle Harrison, author of the bestselling THIRTEEN TREASURES trilogy Praise for A PINCH OF MAGIC: 'BRILLIANT' Emma Carroll, author of Letters From The Lighthouse 'This delightful tale fizzes with magic and races along at a fantastic pace. This book completely charmed my socks off!' Alex Bell, author of The Polar Bear Explorers' Club 'Simply phenomenal! A breathtaking quest for survival and freedom, bursting with brave heroines, enchanted objects and deadly dangers. And at its heart is a powerful and beautiful message of sisterly love and loyalty overcoming jealousy and betrayal' Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs 'What a glorious book this is! I was utterly captivated by the Widdershins sisters' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy 'Take three sisters, add the cruelest of curses and a pinch of magic, and you'll have a tantalising tale you cannot put down' Tamsyn Murray, author of Completely Cassidy Praise for Michelle Harrison's THIRTEEN series: 'A charming and inventive tale' The Times 'You are in for an adventure' Sunday Express 'The very best in adventure and imagination' Waterstones.comShow more
Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be tidy and perfectly behaved all the time? Violet quickly discovers there's something weird going on - her mam is acting strange and her dad has disappeared. When she meets Boy she realises that her dad is not the only person to have vanished... and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a creepy secret!Show more
“This is top-notch storytelling, full of wit, a colorful cast of rogues, and delectable slang.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review of How to Catch a Bogle Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a wily old crook named Sarah Pickles—until she betrayed him. Now Jem wants revenge, but first he needs a new job. Luckily Alfred the bogler, the man who kills the child-eating monsters that hide in the shadows of Victorian London, needs a new apprentice. As more and more orphans disappear under mysterious circumstances, Alfred, Jem, and Birdie find themselves waging an underground war in a city where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in every alley.Show more
Isaveth Breck is brave, loyal and zealous in the pursuit of justice; especially after her father is wrongfully arrested. Quiz, the eccentric eye patch-wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can't resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton's most influential citizens and save Isaveth's beloved papa from execution. But with the real murderer protected by the powerful Lord Mayor of Tarreton himself, can she ever prove her papa's innocence in time?Show more
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She'd much rather ride one of her ponies or muck out the stables than entertain dull royal visitors. One day, when Ellie is riding through the woods, her brave Welsh pony suddenly whirls around and refuses to go any further. Has Rainbow seen a ghost? It's a real puzzle and Princess Ellie is determined to solve it.Show more
***A SCUOLA CON PONGO E TIM: HENRY EVERY*** In questo libro per bambini, il cagnolino Pongo e il suo amico Tim vi sveleranno la storia del pirata Henry Every con tutte le sue avventure. E' anche una ricca biografia della vita di un vero pirata. Cosa mangiavano? Come si vestivano i piu' temibili pirati? Scopritelo con PONGO e TIMCOLLANA LIBRI DI STORIA, GEOGRAFIA E TANTE ALTRE MATERIE SCOLASTICHE PER BAMBINI Edizioni a colori. Formato ebook e cartaceo. Lettura: 5-12 anni. Completo di immagini illustrate. ***A SCUOLA CON PONGO E TIM: HENRY EVERY*** In questo libro per bambini, il cagnolino Pongo e il suo amico Tim vi sveleranno la storia del pirata Henry Every con tutte le sue avventure. E' anche una ricca biografia della vita di un vero pirata. Cosa mangiavano? Come si vestivano i piu' temibili pirati? Scopritelo con PONGO e TIM PUBLISHER: TEKTIMEShow more
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Sendak Collection by Maurice Sendak, read by Tom Hollander. Come on an adventure with three classic tales from Maurice Sendak. Sail off with Max to Where the Wild Things Are. Fall with Mickey into the light of the Night Kitchen. Climb backwards with Ida into Outside Over There. Beautifully accompanied by the music of Mozart.Show more
In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything—and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a mountain.Jena—strong, respected, reliable—is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of. Watched over by the Mothers as one of the chosen seven, Jena's years spent denying herself food and wrapping her limbs have paid off. She is small enough to squeeze through the tunnels of the mountain and gather the harvest, risking her life with each mission. No work is more important. This has always been the way of things, even if it isn’t easy. But as her suspicions mount and Jena begins to question the life she’s always known, the cracks in her world become impossible to ignore. Thought-provoking and quietly complex, Meg McKinlay’s novel unfolds into a harshly beautiful tale of belief, survival, and resilience stronger than stone.Show more
Because of the potato me and my family left our home and travelled 6,000 miles to find a new life . . . Slim Hannigan and her family are poor but happy. Theirs is a life filled with love and laughter - and a pet pig called Hamlet. But things change overnight, and suddenly they find themselves facing hunger and danger like they have never known . . . So they leave their village in Ireland to journey to America where, they hope, family and fortune await them. Slim soon finds herself living a life that feels just like one of those far-fetched stories her Da has always told. Can one brave girl keep her family together no matter what is thrown at them . . . ?Show more
Kathy Nuzum's debut novel, compared favorably to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, follows a set of twins: one bent on rodeo super-stardom and one content to follow behind. Will is sure of what the future holds for him, but he's not so sure what life holds for his twin brother Denny. The two are as different as night and day, but they both hold with them the memory of a small white scar.Show more
From the bestselling author of A PINCH OF MAGIC comes another spellbinding adventure that will take your breath away and make you believe in magic. A missing sister, a secret island and ... a sprinkle of sorcery. The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie are free to leave the misty prison isle of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at the Poacher's Pocket with a pocketful of hagstones and accompanied by a will-o'-the-wisp, it seems another adventure has landed on their doorstep. And when Charlie goes missing, it's up to Betty and Fliss to journey through misty marches, past wisp catchers and on to a secret island that doesn't exist on any map… Praise for A Pinch of Magic: 'BRILLIANT' Emma Carroll, author of Letters From The Lighthouse 'Simply phenomenal!' Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs 'I was utterly captivated by the Widdershins sisters' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy 'Gutsy and rude, full of warts-and-all family love, Harrison's latest has the wry enchantment of an E Nesbit classic' Guardian 'A fabulous magical adventure' Sunday Express 'Fantasy and adventure appear on every page of this spellbinding tale' Daily MailShow more
Kay Catt has a nickname - Scaredy Catt. And with good reason. You've never met a more timid, anxious girl in your life. And when you meet her dad, you'll start to understand why. But when a mysterious old man is spotted on Storey Street, it heralds the start of a great adventure for Kay. Because Wilf Wilkinson isn't your average, cardigan-wearing, sherbet lemon-sucking old codger. Oh no. Wilf wears a cloak, and a strange pointy hat, and his walking stick looks suspiciously like an over-sized wand. Wilf couldn't be a wizard...could he? (P) Hachette Children's BooksShow more
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