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Everybody's heard of William Shakespeare. He's famous for writing a few plays, having a bit of a way with words and creating characters like romantic Romeo and murderous Macbeth. But have you heard that William: Did a seven-year vanishing act? Nearly had his head chopped off by the Queen? Nicked an entire theatre? Now you can get the inside story with William's secret diary, find out the news of the day in the Shakespearean Sun and prepare to be amazed as the curtain is raised on Shakespeare's most dramatic acts. Everything you could ever want to know about Shakespeare!
Introducing the life of Roald Dahl to a new generation of readers, Roald Dahl's Life in Stories takes a lively and entertaining trip through Dahl's own story. From his birth in Cardiff to boarding school and on to become a war hero, spy and then writer of some of the most popular children's books of all time - it's a hilarious and fact-filled adventure - perfect for fans old and new. With Steven Spielberg's adaption of Dahl's The BFG to be released in cinemas next July and centenary celebrations reaching a peak on Dahl Day in September, this is the perfect way to find out more about one of our best-loved writers. Originally published as part of the Horribly Famous series.
It's 1008 AD, and after being injured in a raid that goes horribly wrong, Tor Scaldbane is devastated at losing his chance to be a legendary warrior. But then he remembers the sagas of his ancestors; glorious, bloody battles, ancient heroes, powerful gods ...and realizes that all might not be lost after all...
Evacuated to the countryside to escape the nightly German air raids in London, Harry and his friends decide to play their own Battle Of Britain. But as a German plane, chasing a British Spitfire, steams into the sky little does Harry know how dangerously real his battle is about to become.
When Kevin tells his class he's seen a UFO he's immediately branded a nut. Wishing he'd never opened his mouth, Kev sets out to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life once and for all. However, before he gets a chance to find any aliens, aliens find him! Being abducted by the Technobots seems to be the answer to all his problems. His reputation as a galactic problem-solver is known the length and breadth of the universe. However, when it becomes evident they don't intend to let him go, things get serious. Luckily, a surprise rescue is on-hand, but escape isn't easy. And so the interstellar chase begins! This is a second adventure for the intrepid hero of Colour Me Crazy.
Strange footprints have started to appear around town - nine inches long, with three clawed toes on each foot. Tom tracks down the owner and they set off together on a special kind of quest. Little do they know that someone is tracking them.
LET YOUR IMAGINATION TAKE OFF WITH COLOUR JETS Irresistible stories for children who are beginning to enjoy reading alone. Kevin's town is the most boring place on earth, until the Spec-trums arrive to brighten things up. But when their crazy colour schemes get out of control, it's up to Kevin to put things right -- and he's only got one hour to do it!