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Brought to you by Puffin. Stories to spark your imagination - a celebratory collection of stories, poems and illustrations to mark Puffin's 80th birthday. Perfect bedtime listening, this wonderful anthology features brand new stories and poems from well-loved and exciting new Puffin authors. Plus, rediscover carefully curated extracts from Puffin's classic family favourites! And with quotes and motivational pieces from brilliantly inspiring leaders, scientists and actors on their own big dreams there is something magical for everyone to enjoy.Show more
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are unabridged and have been rewritten for younger audiences. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve. H. G. Wells's sobering, thought-provoking novel is one of the greatest works of science fiction ever created-and as powerful today as when it was written. After inventing a machine that moves through time, the Traveler leaves Victorian London and goes far, far into the future. At first, the world he discovers seems peaceful and prosperous. But as he looks below the surface he realizes that things are not exactly as they first appeared.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Revisit the world of Beatrix Potter in this timeless new audiobook edition. Featuring all 23 of the classic tales, this new collection features a range of award-winning and contemporary voices, including Olivia Colman, Tom Hardy, Lily James, James Acaster, David Harewood and Joanna Lumley. Whether you're looking to relive those treasured moments of your childhood, or hoping to share some of your old favourites with your own little ones, there's no storybook world more pleasant than that of Beatrix Potter. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. The complete cast of voices include: Olivia Colman, Lily James, Tom Hardy, Pearl Mackie, James Norton, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Aisling Bea, Richard Armitage, David Harewood, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Bonneville, Ben Bailey Smith, Mandip Gill, Jessie Ware, James Acaster, Jenna Coleman, Yrsa Daley Ward, Will Young, Matt Baker, Robert Webb, Alfred Enoch and Gemma Whelan.Show more
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are unabridged and have been rewritten for younger audiences. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve. Since 1903, the escapades of Mole, his friend Water Rat, shy Badger, and Toad of Toad Hall have delighted children, and adults, too. Follow the winning foursome through the seasons as they sail the river, get lost in the Wild Wood, take off on a merry adventure in Toad’s colorful carriage, and rescue Toad Hall from a band of nasty marauding weasels.Show more
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are unabridged and have been rewritten for younger audiences. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve. Half wolf, half dog, White Fang fully understands the cruelty of both nature and humans. After nearly starving to death during the frigid Arctic winter, he’s taken in first by a man who “trains” him through constant whippings, and then by another who forces him to participate in vicious dogfights. Follow White Fang as he overcomes these obstacles and finally meets someone who offers him kindness and love.Show more
Doctor Dolittle is a very special vet—because he knows how to talk to the animals! So when he hears that there’s a terrible sickness hurting all the monkeys in Africa, the good doctor knows he must go and help them. Soon he’s off on an exciting adventure across the seas in this superb retelling of Hugh Lofting’s beloved classic.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Charming and captivating, Rudyard Kipling’s stories tell such tales as how leopards got their spots, camels their hump and rhinos their grumpy tempers. Perfect for bedtime listening, these will win the hearts of listeners young and old. Sir Michael Hordern was a critically acclaimed actor on stage and screen, and does full justice to the rich variety, drama and humour of this beloved classic.Show more
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This story picks up with Alice in a strange land with nonsensical creatures, puzzling situations, and an extreme amount of whimsy and curiosity. The story follows Alice as she tries to make her way out of the nonsense world, journeying deeper into nonsense in the process. Beloved classic characters from other Alice stories make appearances in this novel, such as the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the Red Queen. This book also has two of the most well-known Wonderland poems, “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” Through the Looking Glass is a nostalgic return to Carroll’s fantasy world for returning readers, or a whimsical and enchanting entrance to the world for first-time readers.Show more
Solomon has hated the Calico Cat ever since he bought the house in Ellmington and he has tried his very best to drive her away, but with no luck. As he tries once more to get rid of the cat, he triggers a vicious series of events that ends with lies, the arrest of a boy, and a guilty conscience.Show more
Sixteen-year-old Leslie has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to her ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for some quiet rest and recuperation. While the beach is lovely in October, Leslie quickly finds herself getting lonely with no one her own age to talk to. But one day, her dog digs up a metal box with an engraved dragon on it. This will lead Leslie not only to a mystery but also to a new friend.Show more
Marcia Brett tells her friend Janet that the old, broken-down house next door, which they always thought was empty and abandoned, is apparently not so. An old, veiled woman lives there, and so does a pretty, blond girl of about their age. They discover that this girl, Cicely Marlowe, came to live with old Mrs. Benedict after her mother’s death, but she doesn’t know why, or she is. All she does know is that she must remains mostly unseen, not look out the windows, or talk to anyone.Show more
Little Milly is left an orphan after the death of her mother and she is sent to live with her bachelor uncle, Sir Edward Wentworth. The latter has no use for children, especially of the female variety, but as the days go by he is warmed by his niece’s bright and endearing personality. She loves to tell him stories from her daily life and of her friends the Maxwells, who live in the forest. Milly is also a fierce believer and this makes her uncle realise just how much he has lost touch with his own faith. One of her favourite biblical tales is the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and it takes on a new meaning for the two when the Maxwell’s missing son suddenly returns.Show more
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